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, Trail, Drill and Western. Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate I & II and Advanced classes. Students can choose ride to in one or more lessons per week. The spring 2020 session runs for 13 weeks. 


Dressage, Huntseat, Western, Drill Team: One lesson a week = $481.00, two lessons a week = $962.00

Trail: April 7-April 28, 2020 *One lesson/ Week = $148.00   ****CANCELLED****

Polo: One lesson per week $481.00, Two lessons Per week $962.00


  • The Mandatory Practicum Meeting for spring 2020 will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020, 7:00-8:30 PM in the Young Building, Room 100.  View Horse Practium Flyer here.

  • Lessons begin Monday, January 27, 2020.

  • Payments can be made online via credit card or cash/check on January 23, 2020 at the Practicum Meeting and on January 27, 2020 from    9:00 AM- 1:00PM in the UConn Horse Barn Unit I with Alena Meacham.  All registration forms must be turned in to Alena with payment as well.

undergraduate student riding horse in outdoor arena


1. Review Applicable lesson schedule and Skill Levels Defined Document                                                                     

2. Complete Spring 2020 Practicum Registration Form

3. Make Online Payment

4. Complete & Sign Acknowledgement and Consent Form

5. Read documents under Important Information below.

Important Information

Riding Program/Team Contacts

For more information on the riding teams, please click here.

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