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Sat, Oct. 13th, 2007, 12:35 pm
hookedonhorses: Which College?

First off, hello.  I am Jessica.  I'm 18 and love my 7 year old gelding Chubs.  I live in SE Houston, TX.  I am very outgoing and just crazy... lol.  Glad to be a member of this community.

I'm so confused where to go... Im a senior this year and will have to start applying to Colleges.  But which?  I for sure want to go to a college where I can bring my horse with me.  I ride western and have competed in speed events.  I would prefer a college that isn't entirely english, but majority english is ok.  I would like to also find a place where the horse facilities are on campus.  Off campus is ok, but I am so often in the barn and I like to be close to my baby.  Any ideas?  So far I have Cazenovia College in NY, Northwest College in WY, Sul Ross State Uni in TX, SUNY Cobleskill in NY, and West Texas A&M in TX (though I couldn't find any info on boarding).  Does anyone know of any good places to go?  I want to major in equine studies.

Sun, Oct. 14th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)

I go to Albion College in Albion, MI. We have an on-site equestrian center but no equine studies majors. We also have 3 equestrian teams (IHSA Hunt Seat and Western, IDA Dressage). We also offer BHSA certification, but that's a very new program that will be starting in spring semester.

Albion College itself is a small, private, liberal arts college. We have a little under 2k students. Juniors and Seniors are able to study off campus (whether it be intern/externships in a field of study, classes at another domestic or foreign campuses, or some combo thereof). We also have a residental campus, so most of our students will live in campus owned housing for their 4 years.

As far as the horses go, the Equestrian Center is on 340 acres (only 90 of which are currently developed). We have stabling for 81 horses, a 100x400 indoor, 100x200 sand outdoor, 250x250 grass outdoor competition arena, indivual turn out, and trails. It's a nice place, storybook almost.