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LAKE ERIE COLLEGE EQUESTRIAN CENTER BECOMES CERTIFIED BY THE BRITISH HORSE SOCIETY

ONE OF SEVEN CERTIFIED FACILTIIES IN THE UNITED STATES

(PAINESVILLE, OHIO) – The Lake Erie College George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center has become an approved British Horse Society Establishment, gaining certification/approval by the internationally renowned British Horse Society (BHS). It is one of only seven BHS approved riding establishments in the United States; the first to be approved in the state of Ohio and only the second American college to gain approval.
To become a BHS approved riding establishment or livery, facilities are inspected at least once per year and only gain approval if they have met the most stringent standards of instruction, safety and horse care. Lake Erie College was visited by Bob Weatherley, an inspector for the BHS. 
“Lake Erie College has always had a strong reputation,” said Sue Coen, Associate Dean of Equine Studies. “BHS certification will help to further increase the visibility of our Equestrian Teacher/Trainer and Equine Business & Facility Management degrees on a national basis.”
“This certification is a testament to the dedication that students and faculty at Lake Erie College have toward the equestrian program,” said Sue Dreitzler, interim president of the College. “We hope that this prestigious certification will help to showcase the incredible programs we offer and attract additional students to Lake Erie College.” 
The BHS began its certification program in 1947 to promote the interests of horse and pony breeding and to encourage the protection and welfare of these animals. It also exists to promote the distribution of knowledge of the management of horses and ponies. There are more than 900 BHS approved facilities in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Hong Kong, Spain, Italy, Dubai, Malaysia and the United States. The BHS is headquartered in Kenilworth, Warwickshire England and can be found on the web at www.bhs.org.uk.
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Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a dynamic and progressive institution of higher education offering 22 undergraduate majors and master’s degrees in business administration and education. This coeducational college, grounded in the liberal arts, enrolls just over 1,000 students of all ages and is nationally recognized for its equine studies programs and international learning opportunities for students.
 
For more information, visit the Lake Erie College website at www.lec.edu or call the College Equestrian Center at 440/375-8000.
 
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