The Equine Management program is moving to Veterinary and Animal Sciences as a 4-year concentration starting in the fall of 2018. The Fall 2017 class of freshmen will be the final AS students accepted to the program through the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. Potential students are encouraged to check this page regularly for more information about the upcoming Equine Science 4-year concentration for Fall 2018 admission through UMass Amherst.
The Equine Management major at the Stockbridge School is grounded in equine business concepts and hands-on stable management experience. Students learn the scientific concepts and practical application of the management, care, and breeding of horses through comprehensive coursework and technical training at the Hadley Farm Equine Center.
The program focuses on the essentials of managing a successful horse business based on knowledge of the scientific and technical aspects of the equine industry as well as an understanding of efficient business practices. Second-year seniors cooperatively manage the Stockbridge Stables, a student-run boarding business at the Hadley Farm. Students also take courses in equitation, instructor certification, and training of young horses.
The Stockbridge School’s program carries on a proud tradition by offering a two-year associate of science degree, preparing students to enter the equine industry in a variety of careers with the option of continuing your academic endeavors in the Bachelor of Science in Equine Individual Concentration through the BDIC program at UMass Amherst