MINNESOTA EQUINE PROGRAMS





The main campus of the University of Minnesota is located in Minneapolis/St. Paul ("Twin cities Campus"), and offers a prosessional degree (DVM) through the College of Veterinary Medicine. The College of Veterinary Medicine also houses the University of Minnesota Equine Center. The Equine Center offers complete equine clinical care and houses the Equine Sports Medicine Clinic. The Clinic offers management and rehabilitation of equine sports injuries. The Center also house an Indoor Arena, 33 Stalls, classrooms, a conference room, and a Reproductive Wing.

The University also offers an Extension Program and 4-H Program that provides conyinuing Equine Education and numerous 4-H Programs icluding a 4-H Horse Program.


The The University of Minnesota Crookston is located in Crookston, Minnesota, and offers a B.S. in Equine Science as well as an Equine Science Minor. Course work includes Anatomy and Physiology, Health and Disease, Nutrition, Equine Evaluation, equine Legal Environment and Equine Management. Additional elective courses include Horse Training and Showing, Hunt Seat and Dressage equitation, Western Equitation and Advanced Western Equitation. See the Equine Science Program Page. The Crookston Campus offers excellent equine facilities including a herd of approximately 40 horses, heated indoor areana with seating for over 200 and 45 horse stalls.

Additional equestrian opportunities are available through the Women's competitive Equestrian-Hunt Seat and Western Teams. UMinn Crookston also offers a Rodeo Association that is not currently competitive on an intercollegiate level, but does offer student events.

One unusual budgeting factor about the University of Minnesota Crookston is that it currently does not make a distinction bewteen in-state and out-of-state students with regard to Tuition Costs. All students pay the same as in-state.


The Minnesota State and Community Technical College has multiple campuses. The Fergus Falls Campus is located Fergus Falls, Minnesota, and offers an A.A.S. or Diploma in Equine Science. Course work includes Anatomy, Nutrition, Stable Operations I and II, Fundamentals of Riding Instruction, English and Western Equitation, Recognition and Management of Equine Disorders, and an Equine Internship.

Classes and instruction takes place in classrooms and at

Red Horse Ranch Arena. Located very close to the Fergus Falls Campus, Red Horse Arena is a superb facility with a 135 x 400 Indoor Heated Arena, 230 stalls, outdoor arenas and confernece rooms. The Arena hosts numerous events throughout the year


Rochester Community and Technical College is located in Rochester, Minnesota, and offers five (5) equine degree programs: A.S. in Equine Business Management; A.A.S. in Horse Husbandry; A.A.S. in Riding and Training; Certificate in Horse Husbandry; and a Certificate in Riding and Training.

The course work includes Equine Science, Equine Business Practices, Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition, Western and Hunt Seat Equitation (I, II, and III), Farrier Science, Stable Management, Teaching Techniques, and Colt Starting.

The Program also performs active community service wrok, holds equine shows, and is supported by an experienced faculty.

The College also fields a competitive Hunt Seat and Western Equestrian Team


Carlton College is located in Northfield, Minnesota. The College does not offer an equine degree program, but does offer a competitive Hunt Seat Equestrian Team.


Gustavus Adolphus College is located in St. Peter, Minnesota. The College does offer a competitive Hunt Seat Equestrian Team.


St. Olaf College is located in Northfield, Minnesota. The College does not offer an equine degree program. It does APPEAR that there is an active Equestrian Club. (Link not functioning).


St. Cloud State University is located in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The University does not offer an equine degree program. The University does offer a competitive Hunt Seat and Western Equestrian Teams.






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