One needs to look no further than the gigantic new World Equestrian Center just outside the city of Wilmington to realize that horses are big business in southwest Ohio. The College’s equine business management program is designed to combine your passion for horses with the array of career opportunities in the booming equine industry.
Our core courses in both equine and business provide a foundation centered on communication, business management and science, as it pertains to the equine industry. These concepts learned in the classroom are further illustrated through opportunities for hands-on learning with horses in our Equine Center. Once you establish a direction for your career interest, we tailor your assignments, projects, research opportunities and internships to ensure you gain the specific knowledge and experience needed to succeed in the equine industry. In fact, you will devise a comprehensive business plan featuring sound business principles and your knowledge of the equine industry. You’ll receive feedback from professionals in the industry and advice on how best to ensure your plan’s profitability and ultimate success. Also, as a senior, you will be paired with an industry mentor who will provide you with unique insight and opportunities.
Complementing your academic and hands-on learning experiences are the skills and leadership development opportunities available through such co-curricular organizations as the equestrian riding team (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association), Horseman’s Association and our collegiate horse judging team. Another WC advantage: you are able to bring your horse to college.
Credits to earn a Major
Semesters to Complete
Stall barn with an indoor and outdoor arena
Hands-On In The Equine Center
Once you establish a direction for your career interest, we tailor your assignments, projects, research opportunities and internships to ensure you gain the specific knowledge and experience needed to succeed in the equine industry. These concepts learned in the classroom are further illustrated through opportunities for hands-on learning with horses in our Equine Center. The Equine Center features a 28-stall barn with both an indoor and outdoor arena and a heated classroom. You can even bring your own horse to college with you! Our students receive outstanding internships off-campus with world champion trainers, veterinary clinics and private equine centers.
- 28 stalls
- 60 acres adjacent to campus
- Large outdoor arena
- Secure individual track storage
- Heated classroom
- 72×152 foot indoor arena with heated observation deck
- Please feel free to contact the WCEC (1589 Fife Avenue) for more information at 937-655-864
- EQ130 Introduction To Equine Studies
- EQ136 Introduction To The Horse Industry
- EQ138 Basic Horse Handling I
- EQ240 Equine Health Management
- EQ349 Principles And Study Of Equine Production/Reproduction
- EQ495 Equine Business Seminar
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