Turn your passion for horses into a career with a degree in our English Equestrian Program.
Our graduates have demonstrated that they are qualified and capable of joining the ranks of top equine professionals nationally and internationally with top notch instruction.
Our students are landing positions in areas like:
- Equine Journalism
- Event Planning
Many of our students double major or minor to allow for more diverse job options at graduation.
Some popular choices to pair with English Equestrian Studies are:
- International Business
- Computer Science
- Public Relations
Students can choose an emphasis in one of three areas:
- Eventing (new 2013!)
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Students work with nationally and internationally renowned trainers right here on campus.
Over 100 horses reside at our facility, so students have the opportunity to work with many different breeds, such as warm bloods, Thoroughbreds, Quarter horses, and Friesians.
Horses are brought in from the midwest for students to train one-on-one, in addition to our university-owned horses.
JOB & INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT
Our equestrian students can land specialized positions nationally and internationally in areas like journalism, training, event planning, business, breeding, marketing, and research.
Students begin caring for and riding horses in their very first year and are given five days of assigned time at the barn to care for and ride their horses each week.
Our James L. Child Jr. Equestrian Complex boasts three prestigious indoor riding arenas, a jumping field with a new cross country course, an equine hospital and pharmacy, 155 stalls, and wash racks with hot and cold water.
Our IHSA Hunt Seat team has been national reserve champion five times since 2002. Our IDA team has consistently ranked in the top 10 over the past five years.