VERMONT EQUINE PROGRAMS





The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, Vermont, and offers a B.S. in Animal Science with a Concentration in Equine Science.

Course work includes: Horse Health and Disease, Introduction to Equine Science, Equine Industry Issues, Equine Special Problems, Equine Training Techniques, Equine Instructing Techniques, Equine Enterprise Management, Equine Reproduction and Management, Physiology of Reproduction, Lameness in Horses, Community Entrepreneurship I-III (Introduction, Financial Management, Marketing), Basic Balanced Seat Equitation (Beginner and Novice), and Red Cross Emergency Response.

A specialized course, EQUUS, is also offered. This is a one or two semester program (4-8 hours). In completing this course, students will manage the horse barn on a daily basis, be involved in planning and economic decisions, and perform other duties such as week-end watch. In addition, students will complete a 25-stall business plan and a term paper.

Veterinary Studies: The University has an Agreement with the Veterinary School at Tufts University. Vermont sophomores may apply and, upon acceptance, are guaranteed admission upon conclusion of their University of Vermont B.S.

University facilities include the UVM Co-Op Barn. Students must apply to be memebers of the Co-Op and undertake responsibility for the operation of the barn from mucking stalls through the exercise of University horses and management. Co-Op students are offered reduced boarding rates and have access to the Ellen A. Hardacre Equine Center with 18 stalls and an Indoor (72 x 168) and Outdoor Arena.

The University also owns The Morgan Horse Farm. The Morgan Farm serves as a University Apprentice Farm, 4-H Facility, and is complete with excelelnt Morgan breeding stock and yearling sales.

The University of Vermont also hosts a very important resource for all equine businesses: The

Equine Law and Horsemanship Safety website. This Law/Horsemanship Safety site addresses and publishes many articles on Equine Law, Equine Liability, and Equine Safety.

As a land grant institution, the University of Vermont (technically known as the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College)is base for the USDA Extension 4-H Program in Vermont. Teh extension Program provides many resources on Farm Management, including Family Succession, The Vermont 4-H Horse Program is active and excellent safety information for horsemanship. The 4-H Program is also quite active in Leadership Programs and other youth opportunities.

The University also offers a competitive Dressage Team and Equestrian Team.


Vermont Tech is located in Randolph Center, Vermont, and offers a B.S. in Equine Studies. The College features an average class size of 15 and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio.

Course work includes: Introduction to Equine Studies I-II, Animal Reproduction and Genetics, Animal Nutrition,Equitation I-VI, Stable Management I-II, Small Business Management, Survey of Accounting, Equine Training I-III, Farrrier Care and Lameness, Horse Judging, Equine Massage I-II, Forage Production, Principles of Financial Management, Introduction to Spreadsheets/Database Management, Riding Instruction I-II, Equine Therapeutic Programs, Website design, and Internships.

The College's Riding and Tarining Programs operate from

Rough Terrain Farm.


Castleton State University is located in Castleton, Vermont. The school does not have an equine degree program, but does offer a competitive Equestrian Team.


Norwich University is located in Northfield, Vermont. The University does not offer an equine degree program, but does offers a competitive Dressage Team.






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