ARIZONA EQUINE PROGRAMS



The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science with Equine emphasis. There are two options available: Equine Science or Equine Industry; see the Equine Program Page and Facebook Page. The University of Arizona Equine Center is home to an important well-recognized Thoroughbred breeding herd as well as a number of Quarter Horses. Growing out of this Thoroughbred Stable, the University has developed its unique

Race Track Industry Program (RTIP). The RTIP (B.S.) is also featured as a Spotlight Schools.

The University also is home to the USDA Cooperative Extension and 4-H Program and provides information on its Horse Information Page. The University's Competitive Rodeo Club was founded in 1939 and claims to be the oldest such collegiate club in the U.S.


Scottsdale Community College, is located in Scottsdale, Arizona, and offers an A.A.S. in Equine Science as well as a Certificate (CCL) in Equine Science. The College's Equine Program Page sets out a solid foundation in Equine Anatomy, Behavior, and Nutrition that is coupled with Management, Business, and Law courses.


Cochise Community College has campuses located in Sierra Vista and Douglas, Arizona.

Cochise offers an A.A.S. Degree in Agriculture offering courses in Priciples of Veterinary Science, Farrier Science, Team Roping, Western Horsemanship, and Horse Science and Management. A Certificate in Equine Science is also offered.

Cochise College offers a Rodeo Team that routinely appears in the National Finals. The practice arenas, team roping arena, and horse stables are located at the Douglas Campus.


Yavapai College is located in Prescott, Arizona. Yavapai College offers an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Equine Science. The College offers courses in Equine Health, Behavior, and Nutrition as well as English and Western Riding. The course work also includes Equine First Aid and Equine Special Events Management (Budgeting, Marketing, Insurance, and facility Leasing). See the Equine Science Program Page.


Central Arizona College is located in Coolidge, Arizona, and offers an A.A.S. In General Agriculture. The courses offered include an Equine Emphasis with classes in Equine Anatomy, Equine Science, Western Horsemanship, Horseshoeing and Advanced horseshoeing. See the General Agriculture Program Page


Prescott College is located in Prescott, Arizona. Prescott offers a Master of Arts in Equine Assisted Mental Health. The Counseling Course of Study and Master's Thesis cobines counseling courses with Relational Horsemanship and Equine Facility Management. Additionally, 400 hours of practicuum work are required for degree completion. Students may also achieve their Certification through the Equine Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA, North American handicapped Riders Association (NAHRA), or the Equine Facilitated Mental Health Association (EFMA). See the EAMH Program Brochure.

The Prescott College Equine Adventure Club offers various kinds of riding and experiences with horses at a nearby ranch. The Club is non-competitive.







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