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Horse Riding Practicum

New England Morgan Horse Show, Low Hunter Division Champion Caitlin Lewis on U.C. Night Star
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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, Huntseat, Polo, Saddleseat (by arrangement), Trail, and Western.  Beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate I & II and advanced classes are offered.

Students must attend the first Horse Practicum meeting held at the beginning of the semester.


Spring 2015 Equestrian, Polo, & Drill Practicum Schedule

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

Spring Trail Practicum - Tuesdays- April 7th - April 28th

* 1 Lesson/Week for 4 Weeks = $140

* More information here.

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 Trail Riding e-mail Dr. Jenifer Nadeau at Dr. Jenifer Nadeau.

Last updated: 02/18/2015 3:27:51

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