FLORIDA EQUINE PROGRAMS
University of Florida
located in Gainesville, Florida, offers a B.S. with an Equine Industry Specialization. Course work includes Nutrition, Equine Form and Function, Range Management, Horse Enterprise Management, coupled with Internships and a Senior Seminar. The
Equine Sciences Program
operates also as a Teaching Unit offering Farrier Services, Nutrition Services, and has an outdoor arena. The University maintains a herd of approximately 45 horses, including Stallions and Breeding Mares.
The University also is the center for the USDA
Extension 4H Program
4H Horse Program
is active and well-organized.
The University of Florida Equestrian Team
competes in Dressage, Hunt Seat, and Western Events. Equestrian Club members are required to engage in community service programs, fundraising programs, and work shifts at home shows.
College of Central Florida
is located in Ocala, Florida, the center of Florida Horse Country. Fittingly, the College offers two A.S Degrees: Equine Business Management
Equine Exercise Physiology.
The College also offers two Certificate Programs: Equine Event Planner
and Assistant Farm Manager.
The course work includes Equine Health, Physical Rehabilitation, Farrier Science, Conformation, Reproducton, and Equine Behavior.
The College of Central Florida also has a competitive
and a Western Team.
University of Central Florida
is located in Orlando, Florida. The University does not offer an equine degree program. It does have an
competing in Dressage, Hunt Seat and Western. The UCF Athletic teams are known as the Knights and their mascot, The Knight, rides Pegasus, a white Lippazner donated by the Lippazner Stallions Tour Show, based in Central Florida. See: Pegasus.
Florida Gulf Coast University
is located in Ft. Myers, Florida, and does not currently offer an equine degree. It does however offer a competitve Equestrian Team.
The FGCU Equestrian Team also has a