Business Administration with a Concentration in Equine Business Management
"I chose this degree because it allows me to do what I love which is work with and be around horses while also preparing me to work in a business setting. Employers have been impressed at the fact that I attended a school that had such a degree and it has definitely given me an edge over the competition in the equine business field. "
- Caitlin Karolak '13
Students who are interested in blending equine studies with other disciplines may find that a Major in Equine Business Management is the perfect combination.
One of the greatest advantages our program offers is the hands-on experience required in every equine and business class. Writing your own business plans and demographic analyses, designing your own ad campaigns, making your own oral presentations and participating in event management activities are invaluable elements of the St. Andrews program, and are rarely offered elsewhere at the undergraduate level.
St. Andrews is strongly committed to providing the best education possible, but this cannot only be done in a classroom. Exciting real-world opportunities such as internships allow you to get a feel for professions dealing with horses. There is often no better way than an internship to clarify your academic and career goals and to provide you with valuable professional experiences and connections. St. Andrews riders have interned with professional trainers at nationally recognized Therapeutic Horsemanship centers, Thoroughbred breeding and training farms, in equestrian programs at other colleges and universities, as well as with tack shops, veterinarian offices, and equine massage therapists. They have worked in zoos, laboratories, and health departments as well as for equine publications. In fact, the possibilities for internships are limited only by your creativity, imagination, and commitment.
Our recent graduates are active in many aspects of the Equestrian industry, from teaching and training in private, preparatory schools or college-riding programs, to managing tack shops, working for national equine pharmaceutical companies, and/or attending graduate school in veterinary medicine, physical therapy, or law, to running their own showing and boarding barns. A St. Andrews education provides you with the contact and the skills to succeed in your career.
St. Andrews offers workshops and clinics throughout the year allowing students to expand their learning horizons. many of these clinics and workshops are free to attend for students but participating in riding clinics are not.
We are a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl. formerly NARHA) Premier Accredited Facility and host registered workshops and instructor certification.
Each student in the Equestrian Program receives two riding lessons per week. Riding courses include Equitation I, II, III, IV, Schooling Hunters, Showing Hunters, Showing Jumpers, Beginner Dressage, Competitive Dressage, and Natural Horsemanship. We also teach lessons in Western Pleasure and Reining.
For more information on the equestrian teams, lesson schedules and competitions please check the Equestrian Main Page.