Deborah Savage

Instructor of Equine Studies

What makes Lake Erie College a unique place?

  • Great equine program that offers majors in teacher/trainer, Facilities management or Entrepreneur.
  • Excellent school horses
  • Excellent horse show opportunities, especially in dressage as our dressage shows are recognized by USEF and count towards USDF Medal achievements
  • Strong Intercollegiate Horse Show involvement
  • Well qualified instructors
  • Dean is a vet with strong private practice background


  • B.S., University of Texas

Courses Taught:

  • Dressage
  • Facilities Management
  • Equestrian Activities (horse show management)
  • Horse Care Practicum

Research/Creative Activity Interests:

  • Primary focuses:
    • Dressage

Awards/Professional Memberships:

  • International Dressage Officials Club
  • United States Equestrian Federation licensed official
    • Senior Dressage Judge

Career Accomplishments:

  • Medical Publishing background:
    • Associate Publisher, Medical Economics Magazine through April 2014
  • USDF Gold Medal for Grand Prix Dressage competition, 2010
  • Eastern States Dressage and Combined Training Association Volunteer of the Year, 2007