FLORIDA EQUINE PROGRAMS



The The 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 The 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.


The 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 and 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 Dressage Team 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 Equestrian Club 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 Facebook Page.






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