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Equestrian Facility Management

Degree Awarded:  Bachelor of Science

The Equestrian Facility Management major is the stepping stone to a professional career on the management side of the equine industry. The program puts the proper care and management of the horse at the foundation of your education.

As an Equestrian Facility Management major, you will develop the necessary skills to be marketable in today‚Äôs competitive equine enterprises. 

Coursework in this major prepares graduates for equine-related careers such as operations managers of boarding and training centers, breeding and sales, and work within specific discipline and breed organizations.

Students prepare for careers with trade show operations, feed companies, pharmaceutical sales and equine publication and promotion firms. Students develop skills in personnel management including the supervision, hiring, training, and evaluation of staff. Facility majors are required to take a wide array of equine-related courses including equine health, lameness, anatomy and physiology and courses focusing on the everyday care and maintenance of horses.

Courses in businesses focus on the preparation of a strong business plan, marketing strategies and the development of strong leadership, time management and organizational skills. The curriculum also includes state-of-the-art equine facility design coursework and a substantial stable management component, enabling the graduate to step right into employment in the equine industry. Lake Erie College Facility majors are highly motivated graduates, understanding the importance of professionalism and the attention to detail required to excel in the industry.

This program is designed for the individual interested in providing top quality management of an equestrian facility (boarding barn, competition stable, training farm, sales facility, horse show complex, etc.). Equestrian facility management is an ideal major for the student interested in overseeing quality care of horses, while working with people in a business situation.

Requirements for this Major:

61-66 semester credits including:

Note: There may be specific credit hour requirements for Internships. Students should review requirements with their academic advisor.

and eight semester credits from the following:


and two riding courses EQ 102 Balance II or higher (2-4 SH)

Students who major in equestrian facility management must also enroll in BI 100 or BI 101 to satisfy the College's General Education requirement for scientific inquiry.

Other recommended elective courses for facility management majors include:

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