NEBRASKA EQUINE PROGRAMS





The University of Nebraska is located (Main Campus) in Lincoln, Nebraska, and offers a B.S. in Animal Science with an Equine Emphasis. The course work includes: Fundamentals of the Horse Industry, Basic and Advanced Equitation, Nutrition, Breeding, and Horse Management.

As a land grant institution, the University manamges the USDA Extension and 4-H Programs. See the Extension Horse Page with links to Nebraska equine publications, horse seminars and events and e-mail newletters.

The Nebraska 4-H Horse Program also offers links to youth publications, programs, events, and newsletters.

The Extension Program at the University of Nebraska also has a very large selection of Video Presentations on numerous horse topics including: Reining, Management, Showmanship, Western Juding, Speed Events, Judging and English Riding. The videos are mostly copyrighted and are available for rental from the Extension Video Library.

The University also has a competitive Equestrian Team and competitive Rodeo Team.


Northeast Community College is located in Norfolk, Nebraska. The College currently offers an A.A.S. in Animal Science with course work in Horsemanship and Horse Care plus Equine Production Management. The College has formally studied adding an A.A.S. in Equine Management. It does not appear that this step has been taken (july, 2011), but those with interest should contact the College and watch for updates.


The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is located in Curtis, Nebraska. The College deserves some special consideration for its programs. Located ina rural setting (Curtis having a population of approximately 1,000 people), the College has a Main Campus of 72 acres and a 562 acre farm.

The College offers two-year A.S. degrees which will tarnsfer to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Currently, the College course fees are very (maybe extremely) reasonable when compared to most colleges. Admission requires a H.S. Diploma or equivalent.

The College offers an A.A.S. in Agriculture Production Systems with an Equine Industry Management Option. Course Work includes: Equine Law and Financial Management, Equine Practicum I-II, Equine Nutrition, Ration Formulation, Colt Starting, Equine Judging, Anatomy, and Marketing.

The College also offers a Certicate in Equine Care. Course work includes: Introduction to Horsemanship Seminar, Basic and Advanced Equitation, Equine Care, Equine Safety, Large Animal Diseases and Pharmacology, and Equine Industry Management I-II.

The College has a strong Entrepreneurial Emphasis and is currently engaged in innovative programs. The School offers a

Business Builders Program that encourages the development of businesses while in college to take back to rural communities. A Rural Development Program connects high school juniors and seniors with their local businesses, communities, and their familiy's rural legacy before college and permits high school students to take courses for college credit.

The school also operates a Combat Boots to Cowboy Boots Program to assist Veterans in transitioning to leadership and entrepreneurial postions in rural communities through agricultural businesses.

The College also offers an A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology that includes an Equine Health Care Option. Course work includes: Anatomy, Equine Practicuum I-II, Equine Diagnostic Imaging I-II, Equine Laboratory Diagnostics I-II, Equine Emergency Medicine, and Equine Anesthesia and Surgery. A special 4-week Equine Dentistry Program for students and Veterinarians is also offered. The Veterinary Technician Teaching Hospital is being remodeled and enlarged.

*The Veterinary Technician basic degree program may be taken online.

The College offers Collegiate FFA, Collegiate 4-H, and Women In Agriculture Clubs plus a competitve Equestrian Team and a competitive Rodeo Team. The climate controlledIndoor Arena is 112 x 250 and seats 450. An Equine Barn with stalls has been completed.


The University of Nebraska Omaha is located in Omaha, Nebraska, and offers a competitive Equestrian Team.





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