Register for BHC Leg Up 2021
Date: Aug. 17-20, 2021
Cost: $75, Payable on Aug 17
Location: BHC East Campus Ag Arena (Building 7)
Instructor: Rebekah Irish | 309-854-1838 | irishr@bhc.edu

Tuesday, Aug. 17 | Horse move-in from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Meet and Greet at 4 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursday, Aug. 18-19 | 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 20 | 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. | Freshmen Orientation at 10 a.m.

Leg Up gives equestrian students a leg up their first semester at college. It also marks the start of so many new friendships, both horse and human.

ONLY STUDENTS ENROLLED IN EQ 161 ARE ELIGIBLE to take advantage of this four-day course before the semester begins.

This four-day course is designed to:
• Calm the jittery nerves as you make the BHC arena your own.
• Increase your safety, comfort and confidence on and off the horse.
• Give you a feel for the ins and outs of the Equine Science Program
while learning your way around the East Campus.
• Explain Ag Center procedures and responsibilities.
  • All communication will be done through your college assigned email.
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  • All students bringing their personal horse to college must submit a riding video to irishr@bhc.edu and receive confirmation that the horse will work for the first-semester curriculum. Please note that first-semester students are not to bring 2 year old’s or green broke horses and at no point does that college permit stallions on the grounds. All horses must be sound, healthy, and in good flesh. Horses should be comfortable riding in groups and being housed in stalls. Please direct questions to Rebekah Irish.
  • Please Note:

    Horseback riding is an active physical exercise requiring the use of every muscle in your body at one time or another. Core muscles and abdominal strength is mandatory. It is highly recommended that students taking this class to be fit and that they enroll in a regular workout program in conjunction with this class. For the sake of safety, we adhere to CHA’s (Certified Horsemanship Association) recommendation that the weight of the rider does not exceed 20% of the weight of the horse.