Equine Program

Student uses stethascope on UConn Morgan horseDr. Jenifer Nadeau lectures students on horse body condition

The University of Connecticut offers a four-year Animal Science degree with an Equine Science area of interest. The program is flexible, offering both a broad liberal education, involving a choice of several electives, combined with the option of individual development. A two-year program is available through the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture in which courses cover the more practical aspects of Animal Science. Both programs present the opportunity for extensive hands-on experience with horses.

ANSC Course Flow Sheet (includes example of eight semester sequence of courses for equine science area of interest)

Minor in Animal Science

Minor in Equine Business Management

Minor in Therapeutic Horsemanship Education

Career Opportunities for Equine Graduates

Students in Breeding Farm Managment class observe an ultrasoundstudents in Equine Science class participate in floating teeth on a horse\
Student equine unit employees assist with an ultrasound (left) and students in Equine Science class participate in floating teeth (right)

Faculty Advisors in Equine Science

Dr. Jenifer Nadeau (view bio)

Dr. Jenifer Nadeau leads horse in from field

Dr. Sarah Reed (view bio)

Dr. Sarah Reed with UC Domination

Equine Programs and Events

Peter Whitmore instructs a rider over an obstaclePeople standing with UConn Morgan Horse

Scenes from Connecticut Horse Symposium 2019 (Photos courtesy of UConn Daily Campus)


Equine Teams and Clubs

Dressage rider on UConn Morgan horseWestern team rider on horse watching another rider on pattern

Donation Programs

 Donate today to the UConn Morgan Breeding Program!

 Donate your horse to the UConn Equine Program!

UC Courage Under Fire with her 2016 filly UC Lady Patriot
Friend Charity Rose with her 2021 filly

Equine Extension Information

Undergraduate student with foal and working with indpendent study project horse

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Department of Animal Science
Unit 4040
17 Manter Road
Storrs, CT 06269-4040

Tel: (860) 486-2413
Fax: (860) 486-4375
Email: AnimalScience@UConn.edu