Equine Studies Majors
Equine Business & Facility Management is designed for students interested in the management of any type of equine facility. In addition to the core equine studies courses, students take upper level business courses that prepare them for careers within the horse industry such as equine pharmaceutical sales and marketing, equine nutrition, insurance, and equine vacations. The equine industry is represented by nearly 7million horses and has an annual economic impact of over $100 billion in the United States. This is an excellent choice for students who aspire to a business-oriented career in the industry.
Equestrian Teacher/Trainer is designed for students with sufficient knowledge, athletic skill and dedication to follow a career path in riding & training horses and instructing riders. In addition to the core equine studies courses (including business) students are expected to practice their riding skills diligently. Teacher/trainer majors must display proficiency in dressage, hunters, jumpers and combined training. Students spend time working with young horses and teaching inexperienced riders to gain the skills, confidence and knowledge necessary to pursue a career as a trainer and teacher.
The equine entrepreneurship degree program is a multi-disciplinary approach focusing on the core business management and equine studies courses required to be a successful entrepreneur in the equine industry. This particular program will unite strong business acumen with equine knowledge base and skills that are essential to the success of all equine ventures. Lake Erie College is the first in the nation to offer this major. Students will gain an understanding of the scope of the equine industry and its economical value to society. Students will also obtain the management skills necessary for a successful venture development in the equine industry. Furthermore, the program includes a consulting experience with equine business ventures and experience in the development of a business plan for a start-up equine venture. Equine health care and prevention is also explored within the new major.