OREGON EQUINE PROGRAMS



Oregon State University



is located in Corvallis, Oregon, and offers Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) through the College of Veterinary Medicine and a B.S. in Animal Science with an Equine Option (Concentration).

The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine offers comprehensive equine care, surgery, reproduction, and other forms of clinical treatment. Clinical equine services are offered through the Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The Hospital offers ongoing public educational events for horse owners during the year on topics such as Equine Eye Emergencies, Pre-Purchase Exams, and Care of the Pregnant Mare and Newborn Foal.

The B.S. in Animal Science with an Equine Conventration ourse work includes: Equine Stable Management, Fundamentals of Accounting, Business Law, Introductory Horse Science, Applied Physiology of Reproduction, Equine Marketing, Beginning Riding (Western/English), Reining, Dressage, Jumping, Advanced Jumping/Eventing, Working Cow Horse, Colt Training I-II, and Internships.

As a land-grant university, Orego State is base to the USDA Extension 4-H Program. The OSU 4-H Horse Program is well-developed and provides numeous resources for 4-H Horse Programs icluding a Spring horse Show and publications about riding and training for Hunt Seat Riding, Jumping, Reining, Judging, Driving and Ranch Horse Training.

The University offers a competitive Drill Team, Equestrian Team (English and Western), and a competitive Polo Team. The Oregon State University Horse Center is shown in this Video Tour. In addition to the Horse Center facilities, the Oregon State Hunter/Jumper Team practices at RaEl Farms in Tangent, Oregon.


Treaure Valley Community College is located in Ontario, Oregon, and offers an A.A.S in Horse Production and Training.

Course work includes: Animal Science, Basic Halter Training, Horse Health and Soundness, Business Aspects of Horses, Building and Stable Management, Ranch Roping, Cow Cutting, Basic Hoof Maintenance, Advanced Horseshoeing, and Animal Nutrition. Students may transform this degree and into an A.S. in Animal Science and and transfer to either the University of Idaho, Eastern Oregon University, or Oregon State to complete a B.S. in Animal Science.

Treasure Valley Community College also offers a Rodeo Team that competes intercollegiately.


Linn-Benton Community College is located in Albany, Oregon, and offers an A.S. in Animal Science with an Equine Emphasis and an A.A.S. in Horse Management.

Course work includes: Introduction to Animal Science, Introductory Horse Science, Horse Judging and Conformation, Young Horse Training, Equine Marketing, Horse Management, Equine Business Management, Equine Diseases and Parasites, Schooling the Horse (I-IV), and Horse Breeding Management and Lab.

Linn-Benton offers a competitive Equestrian Team and has a Horse Center with approximately 30 stalls. The College also offers a competitive Horse Judging Team with an excellent competitive record over the last 25 years.






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