Horse Riding Practicum

The University's Animal Science Department offers a self-improvement, non-credit, extracurricular horse riding program entitled "Horse Practicum". Students enrolled in the practicum program can participate in riding lessons and in the care and management of UConn horses. The Practicum is open to all students enrolled at the University. Although priority for riding is given to Animal Science majors, all students are welcome on a space available basis.

Practicum students may choose from Dressage, Hunt Seat, Polo, Saddle Seat (by arrangement), Trail, Drill and Western. Beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate I & II and advanced classes are offered. Students can choose ride in one or more lessons per week and the spring session runs for 13 weeks.  One lesson per week would be $471.24 for the semester, two lessons per week would be $942.48 for the semester, etc. Community polo will be held on Thursdays at 7:00 pm this semester instead of Fridays. Community polo begins on January 28th and goes for 12 weeks – price is $435.  Monday and Wednesday night polo begins the week of Januaryth and goes for 13 weeks – price is $471.24.

  • The mandatory practicum meeting for spring 2019 lessons will be held on Thursday, January 24th at 7 P.M. in the W.B. Young Building room 100.

  • Lessons begin in late January.

  • Payments can be made online (see pricing information in lesson schedule link below) or in person in Alena's office in the main horse barn.  All registration forms must be turned in to Alena with payment as well.

Spring 2019 Lesson Schedule

Spring 2019 Trail Riding Information

Spring 2019 Practicum Registration Forms- (Fillable version to email, printable version)

Online Payment

Acknowledgement and Consent Form


Important Information  
Riding Program/Team Contacts  
For more information on the riding teams, please click here.

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3636 Horsebarn Hill Road Ext.
Storrs, CT 06269-4040

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Phone: (860) 486-2413
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