Teach | Train | Manage | Ride Whether you want to be a riding instructor, train green horses, manage an equine facility, improve your riding skills, or teach therapeutic riding, Wilson’s equine studies program has a major to meet your personal, educational and employment goals. Be a Confident and Well-Trained Equine Professional The focus of the equine studies program is to provide the theoretical learning in the classroom, skill-based learning in the barn or arena, and on-site practical application of learning as student-teachers, trainers, and managers. Equine Studies Majors Equine-Facilitated Therapeutics or Equine Studies with concentrations of either Equine Management or Teaching and Training, allow students to focus their coursework on their specific career goals. Upon graduation, students will have successfully expanded their practical knowledge and experience through traditional classroom learning, hands-on application of skills in the stables and arenas, mentored teaching opportunities, equitation classes in either English or western disciplines, and direct contact with the horses at the College’s on-campus equestrian center. Whether your professional goal is to manage an equine facility, be a riding instructor, train horses, teach riders with disabilities, or pursue a career in an animal-related field, Wilson College’s Equine Studies has a program to fit your needs. Equine Studies with an Equine Management Concentration Students gain the practical skills needed to manage an equine facility through participation in day-to-day operations of a stable and the care and handling of the horses. About the Equine Management Concentration Equine Studies with a Teaching and Training Concentration Students improve their own riding while learning how to teach riding and train horses. About the Teaching and Training Concentration Equine Facilitated Therapeutics - EFT (Equine Facilitated Therapeutics) Students prepare for teaching in and managing programs offering equine assisted activities and therapy (EAAT). About the Equine Facilitated Therapeutics - EFT Unique Opportunities On-campus Penn Hall Equestrian Center with 2 indoor arenas, 3 barns, and fenced paddocks with more than 20 acres of riding space Ability to board student-owned horses Herd of 40-plus College-owned horses Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Hunt Seat Team Mounted Drill Team Equine Club Equine-Facilitated Therapeutics Club Eventing Club American Veterinary Medical Association endorsed Wilson Animal Action Group (WAAG) Related Majors English with a Concentration in Media Writing - Field of Specialization: Equine Journalism Veterinary Medical Technology Equi-Assist Concentration Minors Equine Management Equine Training Equestrian Teaching (Riding) Equine Stories Racehorse Rescue and Rehabilitation Kacie Oberholzer Bachman ’12 graduated from Wilson College with a double major in veterinary medical technology and equestrian studies. This is the story of how a racehorse at the end of her racing career was given a new start by an alumna with a passion for all things equine. Read Her Story Equine Studies Equine Management Course Requirements Equestrian Management Course Requirements Riding Classes Student Learning Goals Equestrian Studies Equestrian News Equestrian Studies Faculty Apply Request info Visit Wilson College is committed to the importance and value of a college education. That's why we work hard to keep our degree programs affordable. Learn more about financial aid.