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Name: Linnea Swanson
Position: Director of Horse Care
Phone: 440.375.8030


Linnea Swanson graduated from Lake Erie College in May 2011, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Equine Facility Management with a minor in Business Administration and a concentration in Stud Farm Management. As a student, Linnea was a member of the Intercollegiate Combined Training Association, serving as Vice President her senior year. She was also a representative to the Equine Leadership Council, recipient of the 2010 Laddie’s Legacy Cup Sportsmanship Award, served as Sponsorship Coordinator for the 2011 Prix de Villes and as a liaison for the 2011 Dressage Derby of Ohio. After graduation, Linnea continued work at the Lake Erie College Equestrian Center serving as an assistant in the Equestrian Office and Barn, as an Adjunct Faculty Member and as Equine Event Advertising, Promotions and Donations Manager. Linnea stepped in to the Director of Horse Care position in July of 2012.

A native of Northeast Ohio, Linnea rides and competes in the jumpers as well as occasionally dabbling in eventing. Always up for a challenge, she particularly enjoys riding and training the ‘feisty’ and ‘spirited’ horses. Linnea and her Spotted Saddle Horse mare, Poet’s Jasmine, have successfully shown in the low adult jumpers, including placing individually at the Prix de Villes.

As Director of Horse Care, Linnea is responsible for the overall health and well being of the Lake Erie College school horses. Some of her responsibilities include creating the school horse’s daily exercise schedules, administering necessary supplements, medications and vaccines, managing nutritional needs, creating farrier schedules, providing veterinary assistance, managing injuries and rehabilitation, as well as working with students during their time in the barn.


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