Lutherlyn Equestrian Center
Lutherlyn's Equestrian Program began in the 1970's when summer campers enjoyed pony and trial rides. In those early years Lutherlyn kept a small number of horses and ponies for the summer. Over time the "Stables" program has grown to include a broad array of programs and events. A barn formerly used for cattle was updated and an additional row style barn was constructed and now we are home to a herd typically comprised of twenty to twenty-five horses and ponies. In 2016 the completion of a beautiful indoor riding arena made it possible for programs to be held during each and every month of the year (regardless of the weather), and the program became known as the Lutherlyn Equestrian Center (LEC).
The LEC strives to provide all people, regardless of age or ability, with a safe and positive learning experience where they feel accepted and can be challenged to achieve personal growth. Many of our horses have spent their lives teaching children the joy of riding and horsemanship.
Our facilities include a bank barn, and a 20 shed row style barn, 85' x 150' indoor riding arena (sand footing), grass outdoor arena, heated tack room, stadium jumping field, and cross country course. There are also several miles of beautiful wooded trails for riders to enjoy.
Our Equestrian Program Director
Carla Babcock has been the head of the Equestrian Program at Camp Lutherlyn since 2006. She is a certified clinician through the American Association for Horsemanship Safety, and strives to teach solid basics to the area youth. Carla has been riding since she was nine years old and competing in English riding since the age of 12. She regularly teaches for United States Pony Club and 4-H. She has a passion for dressage and eventing.
Before taking her position at Camp Lutherlyn, Carla worked at Glade Run Lutheran Services as a group therapy planner and facilitator. She has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Criminology from Slippery Rock University.
You may contact Carla with any questions, donations, or reservations by calling 724-496-5535 or e-mailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Our Horses!