Our students are given five days of assigned time out a the barn each week to care for and ride their horses.
Turn your passion for horses into a career with our Western Equestrian Program.
The University of Findlay has set the standard for excellence in western equestrian studies.
Nationally renowned instructors teach our students techniques in:
- Western Pleasure
- Colt Breaking
- Finishing Pleasure Horses
Students also benefit from the opportunity to train horses brought in from the community, in addition to our university-owned horses, through our Send Your Horse to College Program.
In addition to remarkable academics, our students learn further discipline through our IHSA riding team.
Involvement with our teams and nationally renowned instructors helps spur amazing internship and job opportunities in areas like:
- Equine Journalism
- Barn Management
- Show Management
- Breed Associations
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Hear first-hand from one of our faculty
Students learn from nationally recognized instructors who are active, respected, and successful in the equine industry.
Our western team has earned national championships five times since 2005. They placed third at the 2013 IHSA National Championship.
Students begin riding and handling horses in their first year. They also have opportunities to work hands-on in the labs on main campus.
Our equestrian students land specialized internships in areas like journalism, business, breeding, show management, breed associations, marketing, training, and research.
Horses are brought in from all over the country for students to train one-on-one in addition to University-owned horses. In total, our facility is home to more than 200 horses at any given time.
The western equestrian facility shares a 150-acre site with our Animal Science Center. Three indoor riding arenas allow for all-season riding. The main arena is large enough for round pens, cutting, and trail classes.