Map of Van Lennep Riding Center

Van Lennep Riding Center

The Van Lennep Riding Center includes 68 box stalls along with paddocks and both indoor and outdoor rings. The Center frequently hosts riding competitions throughout the year.

A College-owned wilderness area stretches behind the stables and is used for field studies, hiking and skiing.


Disability Access

As a one-story facility, the riding center is mostly accessible, though it is not generally equipped with the special accessories needed for disabled riding.


History

Completed in 1970, the riding center is named for Frances and Frederick Van Lennep, parents of champion rider Fredericka Van Lennep (Caldwell) '72. In the 1940s, the Van Lennep family renovated the historic Castleton Farm into a center for breeding and training race horses. Long associated with the equestrian arts, Skidmore is most grateful to the Van Lenneps' generosity in supporting this program.