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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.

UConn students must attend the first Horse Practicum meeting held at the beginning of each semester.

The mandatory fall 2016 practicum meeting will be held on Thursday, September 1st at 7:00 PM in the Young Building Room 100.


Fall 2016 Equestrian, Polo, & Drill Practicum Schedule- Coming soon!

Fall 2016 Trail Practicum Schedule- Coming soon!


Equestrian Practicum Lesson Options and Fees

* 1 Lesson/Week for the semester = $420

* 2 Lessons/Week for the semester = $840

* 3 Lessons/Week for the semester = $1260

The UConn Intercollegiate Equestrian Team members are chosen from the Horse Practicum Huntseat lessons. As team members, students can participate in regional contests held at various New England colleges. Success on the regional level allows team members to advance to national intercollegiate competitions. For more information on the practicum classes (Huntseat, Dressage, Western) please email Alena Meacham at  For more information about Polo classes call Dr. James Dinger at (860) 684-2224. For more information about the Drill Team Practicum, please email Kathy Pelletier at  For more information about Trail Riding, e-mail Dr. Jenifer Nadeau at

Last updated: 05/19/2016 12:59:04

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