NEW JERSEY EQUINE PROGRAMS



Rutgers



(The State University of New Jersey) is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey (Main Campus), and offers a B.S. in Animal Science with an Equine Specialization and a Minor in Equine Science.

Course work includes Animal Science, Animal Reproduction, Horse Management, Equine Nutrition, Equine Exercise Physiology, and Developing Future Leaders for the Equine Industry.

Rutgers views its Equine Program as the "science" of horses and not as much the "how-to". However, Rutgers makes available the "how-to" in other ways.

As a land grant university, Rutgers is home to the USDA Extension 4-H Program and operates the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. Through these programs, Rutgers has developed the Rutgers

Equine Science Center that provides much information to horse owners and offers a 14-week continuing education Horse Management Program that is also available as an online course.

The Publications and Fact Sheets available cover a very broad range of equine topics as well as links to the New Jersey 4-H Program and other New Jersey Equine sites.

Rutgers also has a co-operative agreement with Delaware Valley College located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, that permits Rutgers Equine majors to take additional equine course work for credit. Although in different states, the schools are just over 45 miles apart The Delaware Vallay College Equine Program is listed at this site under Pennsylvania Equine Programs.

Rutgers does offer a competitive Equestrian Team that competes in both English and Western events.


Centenary College is located in Hackettstown, New Jersey, and offers a B.S. and A.S. in Equine Studies, and a Minor in Equine Studies. The well-regarded program emphasizes student preparation for a professional equine future.

The Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies offers four (4) Concetraions: Equine Science, Equine Business Management, Riding Instruction and Training (riding at Intermediate Level required)required, and Communication for the Equine Industry.

The course work includes:Equine Health, Equine Nutrition, Physiology, Facility Design, Show Management, Therapeutic Riding, Fundamental Theories of Riding, Business Administration, Principles of Management, Accounting, Journalism, Photojournalism, and Advertising.

See the Equine Studies Degree Description Page. The Equine Facilities includes: Three Barns (one heated); two Indoor Arenas (the newest being state-of-the art), and outdoor arenas.

The Centenary College Equestrian Team competes in Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Western. The team was 2011 National Collegeiate IHSA Champions.

For accepted students, there is a Study Semester Abroad at Hartpury College in Gloucester, England. The Hartpury Semester is offered for British Horse Society's Preliminary Teaching Certification as well as other available courses.


Gloucester County College is located in Sewell, New Jersey, and offers an A.S. in Equine Science.This two-year degree provides a transfer option to partner institutions Rutgers, Delaware Valley College, and Cornell University.

The course work includes Anatomy, Health, Nutrition, Conformation, Physiology, Horse Care, and a Practicuum.

The College is located about 16 miles from the Gloucester County DREAM Park, a superb Equestrian Show Facility. The Facility has 150 x 300 climate controlled indoor show arena with seating for 600, two (2) barns with 238 show stalls, five outdoor rings, plus covered arenas, meeting facilities, a third 44-stall barn, and 200 acres of trails and cross-country courses.

Gloucester County College collaborates with the Dream Park boarding and show facilities.


Drew University is located in Madison, New Jersey. Drew does not offer an equine degree program, but does offer an Equestrian Team. The Team barn is at Briarwood Farms located in Readington, New Jersey.


Rider University is located in lawrenceville, New Jersey. Rider does not offer an equine degree program, but does offer a competitive Equestrian Team. The Team is based at Buckingham Valley Farm and can also be found at their Facebook Page.


Stevens Institute of Technology is located in Hoboken, New Jersey. The Institute does not offer an equine degree program. The Institute does have an Equestrian Team.


Princeton University is located in Princeton, New Jersey. Princeton does not offer an equine degree programs, but does of an Equestrian Club and a competitive Equestrian Team


William Paterson University is located in Wayne, New Jersey. The University website reports an Equestrian Team. However, links appear to be broken (July, 2011) and this information is tentative.






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