Department of Equine Studies
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is the only equine program in Indiana to offer Bachelor of Science degree in equine studies. Additionally, SMWC is one of approximately 20 colleges in the U.S. to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in equine studies.
We in the school of Equine Studies are committed to preparing you for entry into a rewarding career working with the animals you love. Working with horses is a passion that we all share, and we invite you to come visit our facilities and talk with our faculty and staff.
Areas of study
- Equine Business Management
- Equine Science
- Equine Studies (General)
- Equine Training and Instruction
- Equine Assisted Therapy Minor
Examine our equine programs carefully, and consider your options. There are many ways to pursue your passion via a major or minor program of study, or as a member of our Equestrian Teams. In every case you'll find competent and caring faculty that will do their best to ensure the quality of your learning experience. We at The Woods are committed to your success; if our program is right for you, you'll know it!
Saddle Club - open to any student, the saddle club helps to host the intercollegiate shows held at the College, as well as participate in a number of professional and social activities.
International Study - students who are interested in studying abroad may travel to Ireland, where they will be hosted by the National Specialized Equestrian Training Center in Dublin. From there, they will be placed in a work-study situation which fits their particular interest in show jumping, breeding, eventing, racing, or fox hunting.
Equestrian Team - We're proud to be a part of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association; competing in both Western and English. Our team travels to about 20 shows per season and SMWC has often hosted regional horse shows. Learn more about our equestrian team!
Equine Studies Admission Procedure
Students who wish to complete the Equine Studies program must meet the requirements of a multi-level assessment system which provides the opportunity for faculty and staff to formally assess candidates‟ capabilities as prospective equine majors and to support the candidates in becoming competent, caring professionals.
Information about boarding your horse will be posted soon.