Equine studies begins with an emphasis on the mechanism of the horse, along with a strong commitment to traditional horsemanship and the workings of rider position. Students participate in hands-on learning through unique research and work opportunities, from performing equine health-related research studies to assisting at A-rated Horse Shows.
Our 120-acre riding center has indoor and outdoor arenas and a cross-country course that serve as venues for competitions and hands-on training. Winning 19 national championships since 2001, the College’s IHSA, IDA and ANRC teams offer opportunities for students to gain expertise in hunters, jumpers and dressage. Riding is open to all students at Emory & Henry, regardless of their major or level of riding.
The four-year, 124-hour degree programs offer maximum flexibility with elective hours so that students can enroll in additional equine classes, explore courses in other concentrations, or pursue a double major or minor in complementary fields such as business, creative writing or photography. Students may also choose a minor in Equine Studies and pursue a major in alternate program.
The 120-acre riding center (off I-81, exit 10) has indoor and outdoor arenas and a cross-country course suitable for competitions and hands-on training.
Facilities include a state-of-the-art riding center, surrounded by rolling hills and stunning landscapes. The college provides 50 quality school horses, but students are welcome to bring their own horses when space is available.