ChooseWhy Choose This Program?
Why Study Equine Studies at Goucher?
This program offers students unique opportunities to learn about many aspects of equine health and the equine industry. Students pair classroom experiences with applied classes at our on-campus stables, which house Goucher's 26 performance horses. Alumnae/i have donated many of the horses that flex their skills with Goucher’s nationally recognized equestrian team. (All students, not just team members, can minor in equine studies.) Additionally, the Maryland Horse Breeders Association is located on campus, drawing horse industry leaders to Goucher and providing students additional resources to study the business, management, and breeding of horses through internships.
LearnWhat Will You Learn?
What Will You Learn?
The equine studies minor provides students an opportunity to explore the care, management, and anatomy of horses through hands-on opportunities with Goucher’s horses. Students come to understand horses’ handling, physiology, behavior, health issues, and maintenance as well as the basics of small business management related to many careers in the equine industry.
DoWhat Will You Do?
What Will You Do?
The program is designed for maximum flexibility so that students can pair the minor with their other interests and prepare for a variety of careers, such as equine facility manager/owner, equine journalist, trainer, bloodstock agent, bloodstock importer, and veterinary services. Many students pair the equine studies minor with business, communications, biology, premedical/prehealth, or other majors. Students planning to apply to veterinary schools should also consult the prehealth advisor, Betsy Merideth.
Jen Smith, Director of the Equestrian Program, President of Zone IV Region I of the Intercollegiate
Horse Shows Association (IHSA), Level III Riding Instructor through the American Riding
Instructors Association (ARIA)
Anna Jozwick, Coordinator of the Equine Studies Minor, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, and Faculty Athletic Mentor to the Equestrian Team
Erin Hudson, B.A. Equine Business Management, Equine Manager for Goucher, United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Bronze Medalist, and Dressage and Endurance Trainer
Dr. Rachel Westerlund, V.M.D., M.P.H., Adjunct Professor, Owner of the Maryland Equine Center, Co-founder of the Equine Rescue Ambulance, Certified technical large animal emergency responder, Official for the National Steeplechase Association
Opportunities & Internships
For information regarding internships and opportunities, please contact Jennifer Bunty
at email@example.com or 410-337-6247.