NORTH CAROLINA EQUINE PROGRAMS



Northa Carolina State University



is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has a major College of Veterinary Medcine offering a professional Doctoral degree (DVM) and post-graduate clinical research.

The College of Veterinary Medicine offers a specialized Equine Medicine Program that is well-regarded. The College offers a full range of services in equine medicine including Imaging, Opthamology, Surgey, Equine Sports Medicine, Oncology, and Reproduction. A staellite center, The Equine Health Center at Southern Pines is located in Southern Pines, North Carolina and houses a Reproduction Clinic, Opthamology Clinic, and a USDA approved Quarantine Center.

The NCSU Equine Health Program is also recognized for its areas of excellence in Opthamology, Reproduction, Sports Medicine, Colic and Digestive Diseases. The College hosts an annual Equine Health Symposium that is open to veterinarians, horses owners, horse caregivers, and riders.

NCSU offers a B.S. in Animal Science and a Minor in Animal Science. Course work includes an Equine emphasis with: Introduction to Equine Science, Principles of Equine Evaluation, Equine Management, and Management of Growing and Performance Horses.

NCSU also is base for the USDA Extension 4-H Program. The NCSU Extension Program is operated in partnership with

North Carolina Agricultural and Technology University. The NCSU Extension Program raises the bar for most other land grant university programs. As one basis for this, NCSU offers a B.S. in Extension Education, aimed at developing teaching and leadership skills in Extension Education.

NCSU offers an excellent Extension Program in Horse Husbandry. The NC State Extension Program also operates the REINS (Regional Equine Information Network System) though county extnsion offices that provies short courses in horse husbandry including: Nutrition, Health, Facility Management, Foaling Management and other topics. Special Courses in Ring Steward and Scribe plus Horse Judging (Certification)are offered.

The North Carolina 4-H

Horse Program offers instruction, competitions, week-end retreats, camps, and several related activities including the Hippology Bowl.

NCSU offers a competitive

Dressage Team , Hunt Seat Team , Western Team and Rodeo Team.


St. Andrews Presbyterian College is located in Laurinburg, North Carolina, and offers six equine degree programs: B.A. in Therapeutic Horsemanship , a B.A. in Business Administraion with an Equine Business Management Specialization , B.A. in Business Administration with a Specialization in Therapeutic Horsemanship Management , a B.A. or B.S. in Biology with a Specialization in Equine Science and Minors in Equine Business Management and Equine Studies.

The St. Andrews Equestrian Facilities include 300+ acres, 120+ stalls, Indoor and Outdoor Arenas, and two Hunter Trials Courses. St. Andrews offers competitive Hunt Seat, Western, and Dressage Teams. St. Andrews course work includes Health, Nutrition, Anatomy, Management, Accounting, Course Design, Facility Design, Riding Instruction, and Reproduction.

See the full St. Andrews

Equestrian Brochure.

St. Andrews Presbyterian College and Webber International University, located in Babson Park, Florida, have recently (2011) undertaken a merger plan, agreed upon and being finalized. The two schools will retain their separate identities, but St. Andrews students will be Webber's more extensive Business Program, both undergraduate and graduate level.


Martin Community College is located in Williamston, North Carolina, and offers an A.A.S, a Diploma, and a Certificate in Equine Technology.

Course work includes: Horse Science I-II, Fundamentals of Riding I-II, Equine Anatomy and Physiology, Equine Nutrition, Equine Judging I-II, Equine Business law, Small Business Management, Horse Farm ManagementI-II, Equitation I-II, Reproduction, Genetics, Principles of Instruction, and Introduction to Carpentry.

Martin also permits Dual enrollment for High School students over 16.

The Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center is also located in Williamston, N.C., ( approximately a mile from the Campus) and sits on 168 acres and has a 150 x 300 Indoor Arena with permanent seating for over 2200. There is a 120 x 240 Covered Arena and two Dressage Arenas. There are 456 permanent stalls with capacity for 156 temporary stalls.


North Carolina A&T University is located in Greensboro, North Carolina. A&T is a land grant university and offers a Certicate in Equine Management.

Course work includes: Farm Management, Equine Selection, Health, Nutrition, and Breeding. The Certificate is available to any University major.

As a land grant university, A&T also operates a USDA Extension 4-H Program. The University Farm houses an Equine Unit and has undertaken a study of the Horse Industry in North Carolina.


Appalachian State University is located in Boone, North Carolina. The University does not offer an equine degree program, but does have a competitive Equestrian Team that comepetes intercollegiately in Hunt Seat, Dressage and Western. The Team is based at

Foothills Equestrian Center located in Taylorsville, North Carolina. See the Equestrian Team Page.


Lenoir-Rhyne University is located in Hickory, North Carolina. The University does not offer an equine degree program, but does feature a competitive Equestrian Team (Dressage). The Team's facilities are located in Taylorsville, N.C., at Foothills Equestrian Center. See the Lenoir-Rhyne Equestrian Team Page.


Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina. The University does not offer an equine degree program, but does have a competitive Equestrian Team. The Team is based at Echo Creek Riding Academy located in Hillsborough, North Carolina.


East Carolina University is located in Greenville, North Carolina. The University does not offer an equine degree program, but does offer a competitive, Hunt Seat Equestrian Team.


Elon University is located in Elon University. The University does not offer an equine degree program, but does offer a competitive Hunt Seat and Dressage Equestrian Team. The Team is based at Townsend Farm in Liberty, North Carolina.


University of North Carolina Greensboro is located in Greensboro, North Carolina. The University does not offer an equine degree program, but does offer a competitive Equestrian Team. The Team is based at Townsend Farm


University of North Carolina is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The University does not offer an equine degree program, but does have a competitive Equestrian Team.


Gardner-Webb University is located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. The University does not offer an equine degree program, but does have a competitive Equestrian Club.


Wake Forest University is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The University does not offer an equine degree program, but does offer a competitive Hunt Seat and Dressage Equestrian Team.






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