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John j. Bennett

Horse Unit Supervisor


Photo of John Bennett


Phone: 860-486-2034

Email: john.bennett_jr@uconn.edu

Office: Horse Unit 1







  • B.S. (Animal Science), University of Connecticut, 1974.


John has operated a public stable since 1978.

Classes Taught

ANSC 3454 Horse Selection and Evaluation
ANSC 3455 Developing the Driving Horse
ANSC 3456 Light Horse Training and Management
ANSC 3675 Advanced Animal and Product Evaluation
SAAS 254 Horse Selection and Evaluation
SAAS 256 Light Horse Training and Management
SAAS 275 Advanced Animal & Product Evaluation
SAAS 358 Management Skills and Practices - Horses


  • 2008 - NACTA teaching Award
  • 2002 - AMHA Hall of Fame Award

    The AMHA Hall of Fame Award annually recognizes three or four people who have given long-term support to the breed through the activities of the AMHA. The award, introduced in 1985, has seen 46 outstanding individuals selected for their contributions

  • Alpha Gamma Rho – Distinguished Service Award

Hobbies/Non-Academic Interests

  • Antique hunting, finding and reading rare books, exhibiting and judging at horse shows
  • President – Windham County Farm Bureau
  • Board of Directors – CT Horse Show Association
  • Board Member – New England Horsemen’s Council

Last updated: 08/17/2016 3:46:36



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University of Connecticut
Department of Animal Science
3636 Horsebarn Road Ext.
Storrs, CT 06269-4040
Phone: (860) 486-2413
Fax: (860) 486-4375