Grab the reins and come ride with us in our Equine Science program
Bring your boots. Trust us, you’ll need them. Breed, manage, ride, show, and train… you’ll be hands-on from day one! Gain the knowledge and skills leading to work in veterinary medicine, animal production, agribusiness, research, and more. Our coursework prepares you to work in the equine industry or for graduate or professional school. Beginner or expert, no problem. Our faculty and staff accommodate every skill level. You can even compete as an athlete on one of our successful equestrian teams. Whatever your goals may be, we have the horses and everything you need, right on campus.
Equine Science is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.
Title:Work with 45 horses right on campus
Title:Prep for Vet School
Title:equip yourself to work in the equine industry
Major in the making of you
Interested in becoming a Veterinarian?
UMN Crookston pre-veterinary program has a placement rate for veterinary school that is nearly four times the national average.
Women's Equestrian Teams
The University of Minnesota Crookston fields equestrian teams in both Western and Hunt Seat Equitation. Many students majoring in Equine Science are part of these teams, although it is not required to be a part of either team. It's quite common for our equestrians to make it to Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Regional Championships and beyond. In 2018, members of our Hunt Seat Equestrian Team made their first-ever appearance at the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) National Championship in Waco, Texas.
Tour our Equine Facility
Follow along as we tour UMN Crookston's University Teaching & Outreach Center (UTOC) and the equine amenities that it provides to students and horses.
- Equine Science
- Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Equine Appraiser, Stable Manager, Veterinary Assistant, Riding Instructor, Equine Assisted Therapy, Pedigree Evaluator, Farm and Ranch Manager
AT A GLANCE...
Combines equine science and business management
Award winning indoor heated facilities which include classrooms, labs, arena, stables, tack room and more.
Work with 45 horses right on campus.
Compete on NCEA & IHSA Hunt Seat and Western Equestrian teams
Work with a wide range of breeds, ages, and a variety of horses.
REAL. HANDS-ON. READY.
Meet your future professors
Morgan PylesAssistant Professor
Kayla HansonHead Equestrian Coach
Image:Content:Working as a veterinary technician intern at one of the most prestigious equine medical facilities in the country was the perfect setting for Katie Warner to gain valuable skills and witness the latest techniques in the care of horses and foals.
Image:Content:Listen to the experiences of current students in the Equine Science program at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Come ride with us!
Image:Content:Jayde Proffitt isn’t a competitive person, that is, until she finds herself in the arena competing for the Golden Eagles as a member of the Western Equestrian team.