NEW YORK EQUINE PROGRAMS



Cornell University



is located in Ithaca, New York, and offers a B.S. in Animal Science. The current catalog offers a single equine specific (3-credit) formal course: Equine Biology and Management. The course covers equine form, function and handling and includes basic groundwork. Cornell does offer a number of Animal Science courses in Nutrition, Genetics, Reproduction and other subjects.

However, the Animal Science Department states that it will work with a student to find and select courses to advance the student's particular interest in an animal. At Cornell, this may be achievable through other programs available at the University.

The Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine is a major scientific research center for Veterinary Medicine. In addition to offering a professional Doctoral degree (DVM), the College of Veterinary Medicine offers post-doctoral research opportunities in Equine Medicine. The College of Veterinary Medicine also has, among its facilities, an Equine Hospital.

The Cornell Equine Hospital offers a full range of equine care including state-of-the-art Equine Opthamology (including Cataract Removal), Embryo Transfer (Theriogenology), Anesthesiology, Surgery, Farrier Services, Cardiology, Dermatology, and Behavior modification.

Cornell has operated for over twenty years a Horse Genetics Center and Cornell is a leading research center involved in the International Horse Genome Project with special research on equine Immunology. For more on these programs and a view of a day 33 Horse Conceptus, see the Cornell Horse Genetics Center Page.

Cornell also owns and operates the Cornell Equine Research Park. The Park consists of 165 acres within a mile of the College of Veterinary Medicine. The Park contains a Breeding Barns, Stallion Barn, Broodmare Barn, and a 24-stall Annex that is a USDA approved Quarantine Facility. The Cornell Stallions are housed here as well as frozen semen from European Stallions.

Cornell, as a land grant university, is also base for the USDA

Extension and 4-H Program in New York.

Cornell also offers a competitive Women's Equestrian Team and Men's Polo Team. Both teams are housed at the University's Oxley Equestrian Center. The Center has stall for 60 University horses and ponies plus 19 boarders. The 90 x 250 Indoor Arena is in addition to the outside arenas.

Cornell also offers, through the College of Veterinary Medicine, a Farrier Training Program. The General Course is eleven weeks and the Advanced Course is for experienced farrier's seeking Certification through the American Farrier's Association.


SUNY Cobleskill is located in Cobleskill, New York, and offers four equine degree programs: a Bachelor of Technology (B.T.) in Animal Science with an Equine Advisement Track; Bachelor of Technology (B.T.) with an Equine Business Management Track; an A.A.S. in Thoroughbred Management, and an A.A.S. in Equine Studies (with emphasis in either Performance Horse Training, Therapeutic Riding, or Horse Farm Management).

Course work includes Horse Nutrition, Health, Anatomy, Care, Business Management, and Behavior.

The Horse Farm Management Track includes Agricultural Buildings and Structures, Farm Machinery, Soil and Forages, and Agricultural Business Management.

The Performance Horse Training Track includes course work in Physiology, Training, Reproduction, and is coupled with riding with the University's competitive teams.

The Therapeutic Riding Track includes course work in Psychology, Cognitive Development, and the Social, Physical, and Emotional needs of children and adults.

The Thoroughbred Management Track is immersion intensive and involves on-site training at the Saratoga Race Track and the Oklahoma Training Track, both in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The Program concludes with enrollment in the Kentucky Equine Management internship in Lexington, Kentucky.

SUNY Cobleskill has excellent Facilities situated on over 250 acres. There is a Main Indoor Arena plus a smaller indoor arena with 60 stalls, An additional 96 stall are available in four additional barns. The Foaling Stalls are camera equipped for classroom viewing. See the Cobleskill

Facilities Page.

SUNY Cobleskill offers two co-ed competitive Equestrian Teams: Hunt Seat and Western.


Cazenovia College is located in Cazenovia, New York, and offers a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Equine Business Management.

The course work includes: Equine Anatomy and Physiology, Equine Nutrition, Equine Diseases and Injuries, Principles of Management, Business Operations for Farm and Stable Owners, Equine Care Techniques, Health and First Aid, and Financial Accounting. See the Cazenovia Curriculum Page.

Cazenovia also offers a Certificate Program in Equine Reproductive Management. The course work includes: Equine Reproductive Management, Breeding Lab Design and Management, and Breeding and Foaling management I-II. See the Certificate Page.

Cazenovia College is also home to the New York State Center for Equine Business Development. The Center is designed and intended to promote New York State Equine Racing, Educational, Breeding and Recreational interests. The Center will operate from the Cazenovia Equine Education Center. The Center for Business Development will essentially act as a "think tank" and work on grant proposals and conduct other studies designed to promote the equine industry in New York.

Cazenovia College also supports an Equestrian Team that competes in Hunt Seat, Western, and Dressage.


Morrisville State College is located in Morrisville, New York, and offers a Bachelor of Technology (B.T.) in Equine Science, an A.A.S. in Equine Science and Management, and an A.A.S. in Equine Racing Management.

The A.A.S. in Equine Science and Management course work includes: Equine and Stable Management, Anatomy and Physiology, Agricultural Economics (Equine), Equine Nutrition, Breaking and Training, Equitation, Western Riding, Computer Applications, and Equine Farm Management.

The A.A.S. in Equine Racing Management course work includes (in addition to many of the courses listed above): Care and Training of the Race Horse I-II, Equine Health and Lameness, Fitting and Marketing of the Equine, and equine Breeding.

The Bachelor of Technology in Equine Science (entered upon completion of one of the Associate Degree's) course work includes: Pasture Management and Forage Production, Applied Equine Nutrition, Agricultural Finance, Equine Internship, Farrier Science, Equine Instruction Methodology, and Equine Genetics.

Morrisville State's Facilities include two Indoor Arenas, Permanent Stalls for 180 horses, and a half-mile harness racing track. See the Facilities Page.

Morrisville State offers Hunt Seat and Western Equestrian Teams. See the Equestrian Teams' Page.


Alfred University is located in the Village of Alfred, New York, and it offers a Minor in Equestrian Studies.

Course work includes: Art and Theory of Equitation, Equine Science, Equine Management, Equine Nutrition, Hunter/Jumper Course Design, English Riding I-IV, Western Riding I-IV, Dressage, Draft Horse Driving, and Competition Show Jumping. See the Course Description Page.

Alfred University has new equestrian facilities with an Indoor Arena, 56 Stalls, Outdoor Arenas, 40+ University horses, and pastures with trails. See the Bromeley-Daggett Equestrian Center and Maris Cuneo Equestrian Park Video Tour.

Alfred University offers both a competitive English Team and Western Team.


Houghton College is located in Houghton, New York, and offers a B.S. in Recreation and Leisure Studies with an Equestrian Studies Option and a Minor in Equestrian Stduies.

The B.S. in Rexreation and Leisure Equestrian Studies Option course work includes: Financial Accounting, Principles of Management, Educational Psychology, Principles of Training, and additional courses from those set forth in the Minor Program and including Musical Freestyle Dressage and Mini Prix equiattion.

The Equestrian Stdies Minor course work includes: Foundations of Equestrian Studies, Adventure Trails Riding and Guiding, Principles of Training, Horse Show Judging, CHS Riding instructor Certification, and CHA Instructor of Riders with Disabilities Certification. Several English Western, and Dressage Riding courses are also offered.

Houghton offers Indoor and Outdoor facilities set on 386 acres including 51 stalls. see the Houghton Equestrian Equestrian Facilities Page and Equestrian Studies Page.


SUNY Potsdam is located in Potsdam, New York, and does not offer an equine degree program. The School does offer a competitive Equestrian Team.


Molloy College is located in Rockville Centre, New York, and does not offer an equine degree program. The College does offer a competitive Equestrian Team.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is located in Troy, New York, and does not offer an equine degree. The Institute does offer a competitive Equestrian Team.






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