Our seminal riding major, the teacher/trainer degree combines intensive riding and training classes at our highest levels with our program’s foundational scientific and business curriculum.
Other key courses are experiential teaching classes where you instruct your peers and outside riders, honing the ability to teach riding to a variety of clientele. Graduates often work as professional riders for large-scale training operations, IEA, and IHSA team coaches, and frequently begin their own training programs.
Prepare for Equine Careers
This program prepares dedicated, talented individuals to take positions of responsibility as riders, trainers and riding instructors in the English disciplines of hunters, jumpers, and dressage. Students are also prepared to provide top-quality management of an equine facility in any discipline. Practical application of knowledge and skills provides the student with the opportunity to gain the proficiency necessary to be successful in his or her chosen field.
Lake Erie College's equine studies program is the first step on the road to success. Thee broad-based liberal arts foundation that Lake Erie College provides, combined with a major program of study, is the best preparation for any career. Students will learn to think critically, communicate effectively, and develop a sense of confidence that promotes leadership skills. Students can turn their avocation for horses into a vocation in the equestrian industry.
Many students choose to combine their equestrian interests with studies in the natural sciences, business or psychology, or with preparation for veterinary or graduate school. Additionally, our curriculum addresses the needs of students who will work in a world that is becoming increasingly interdependent, by providing opportunities to learn about peoples and cultures other than their own.