INDIANA EQUINE PROGRAMS

Purdue University Calumet



is located in Hammond, Indiana, and offers a B.A. in Equine Business Management and a Certificate in Equine Management. Unlike the majority of colleges and universities offering equine degrees through the Department of Agriculture, Purdue Calumet offers the degree through its School of Management with a strong business emphasis. The School of Management provides a strong background in business, accounting, and finance.

The Equine Business Management Program includes Equine Event Management, Sales and Services marketing, Legal Issues, and Internships.

The Certificate in Equine Management Program is offered completely online and offers four (4) Specializations. It may be taken by anyone with a high school degree or in conjunction with any Purdue major. The Certificate Specializations are: Equine Business Management; Equine Stable and Farm Management; Equine Event and Show Speciazation; and Equine Sales and Marketing Specialization.

The Purdue Calumet Equestrian Team competes in English (Hunt Seat and Jumping)and Western disciplines on an intercollegiate level.


Purdue University (Main Campus)located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is a land-grant university providing a B.S. in Animal Science with some coursework in Equine Health, Evaluation, management, and Riding. Purdue also offers a Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM). The School of Veterinary Medicine also operates a Teaching Hospital that offers complete equine services and additionally operates the Equine Sports Medicine Center. The University is also base home for the USDA Extnesion Program and 4-H Program. See the Extension Horse Page and 4-H Page. Purdue also offers a Polo Club, Horse Judging, Rodeo, and Horsemanship Club. See the Pudue Equine Clubs Page. Another Purdue program worthy of note is the Veterinary Technology Program available completely online. This course requires of several media (CD-ROM, Internet, videos, and written papers) and is usually taken by people already employed by Veterinarians. The coursework includes Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, and several Equine Health Management Courses. See the Veterinary Technology Courses.


Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is located in Terre Haute, Indiana, and offers four Equine Bachelor Degrees: Equine Business Management; Equine Science (Minor); Equine Studies (General); and Equine Training and Instruction. Students may also earn an Associate's Degree in Equine Studies.

Course work includes Equine Health, Nutrition, Stable Management, Basic Schooling, Facility Design, and Business Management.

There are two barns with over 40 stalls, six pastures, and indoor and outdoor riding arenas available.

See the Equine Studies Department Home Page. The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Equestrian Team sompetes inter-collegiately in over twenty events per year.


Earlham College is located in Richmond, Indiana. The College does not offer an equine degree, but does offer a student-run Equestrian Program. The Program operates as a co-operative with students and locals operating to care for the barn, horses, and provide lessons. The Earlham Equestrian Team competes on an inter-collegiate level. Facilities include 25 stalls, sixteen acres, and both indoor and outdoor arenas.


The University of Notre Dame is located in Notre Dame, Indiana, does not offer an equine degree. It does have a competitive intercollegiate Equestrian Club.






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