Equine Studies B.S.

Professor Betsy Bolton and students with horse, Shazaam.

UNH offers a unique and well-rounded program of study to students pursuing a career in the horse industry.

  • Background in science and business
  • Equine specific courses
  • Opportunities for experiential learning

Students will earn a B.S. in Equine Studies with a concentration in one of three tracks:

  • Track 1: Equine Industry and Management
    • Combines business classes and hands on equine classes
    • Teaching training, stable management and competition management
    • Preparation for traditional equine or equine business career
  • Track 2: Therapeutic Riding
    • Combination of courses in equine studies, therapeutic riding, non-profit organizations and human development and special needs
    • Includes PATH International instructor certification
    • Preparation for a career in therapeutic riding.
    • Hands-on experience in, on-campus, PATH Premier Accredited, UNH Therapeutic Riding Program
  • Track 3: Equine Science
    • Combination of equine courses with intensive science curriculum
    • Including genetics, reproduction, and nutrition
    • Designed for Pre-veterinary students or those interested in graduate education or research

GPA Requirements for all students in Equine Studies

All students enrolled in the Equine Studies major will be required to receive a minimum grade of C- in all classes required for the major.  Students failing to do this will need to retake the course in order to receive credit.  Classes that are pass/ fail in nature require work worthy of a C- or better to achieve a passing mark.

Questions? Contact:

Sarah Hamilton Rigg

Director, UNH Equine Program
Light Horse Classroom, Office 2
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 
(603) 862-1356

Charlotte S. Cooper

Administrative Assistant III
Spaulding Hall, 117
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 
(603) 862-3205