Middle and High School Students Invited to UNH Equine Education Day April 22


Thursday, April 14, 2016
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High school and middle school students are invited to learn more about the Equine Studies Program at the University of New Hampshire at the annual Equine Education Day Friday, April 22, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Now in its fourth year, the Equine Education Day provides fun, interactive clinics presented by the UNH Equine Studies Program's graduating senior class at the UNH Equine Facility on Mast Road Extension. The clinics this year include Natural Horsemanship, Mustangs, Imprinting on Foals, Conformation of the Lower Limb, Equine Trivia, Colic and the Digestive System, and Driving and Harnesses. Visiting students will have a chance to learn about different avenues of the equine industry, as well as a chance to work directly with the university horses. There also will be a representative from the university’s admissions office to talk with students about applying to UNH.

Offering both two and four-year degrees, the UNH Equine Studies Program in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture combines award-winning equestrian teams with strong academics and outstanding opportunities for hands-on learning, including on-site USEF/USEA-recognized horse trials and PATH International premier operating center that give students real-world experience in the equine industry. The program includes:

  • Three courses of study in theB.S. Program: Equine Industry Management, Therapeutic Riding and Equine Science.
  • A.A.S. in Equine Management
  • Classes in horse care, stable management, equine sports medicine, conformation & lameness, horse trials management, training, riding instruction, therapeutic riding and reproductive management.
  • Riding program in dressage and eventing.
  • Two successful equestrian teams: the 2009National Champion IDA Team and 2011, 2012 & 2013 Regional Champion IHSA Team.
  • PATH International Premier AccreditedTherapeutic Riding Program.
  • USEA/USEF recognizedorse trials and USDF/USEF-recognized dressage shows.
  • facility with indoor, outdoor and beginner novice through preliminary cross-country course on campus.

School groups interested in participating and those seeking more information and scheduling details should email equineeducationalday@gmail.com. For more information about the UNH Equine Studies Program, visit http://colsa.unh.edu/anfs/equine.

The University of New Hampshire, founded in 1866, is a world-class public research university with the feel of a New England liberal arts college. A land, sea, and space-grant university, UNH is the state's flagship public institution, enrolling 13,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students.

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