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Lake Erie College - Equine Industry

May 14, 2008
Lake Erie College is located in Painesville, Ohio. This college is a four-year private nonprofit school that offers bachelor's, master's, and post-baccalaureate certificates. Lake Eric College offers many different equine studies programs that focus on promoting the students confidence and leadership skills along with all of the horse related skills that are necessary to be successful in the equine industry.

Students can choose to major in many different areas. One are that students can focus on is equine entrepreneurship. The equine entrepreneurship degree program is a multi-disciplinary approach that focuses on the core business management and equine studies that are necessary to be successful in the equine industry. Lake Erie College is the first institution in the nation to offer this major. Students will also learn valuable management skills along with equine health and other equine courses.

Students may also choose to major in Equine Business and Facility Management. This degree is designed for students who have an interest in the management aspect of the equine industry. Students are required to take upper level business courses that will prepare them for pharmaceutical sales, marketing, equine nutrition, insurance, and equine vacations.

Students may also choose to focus on becoming an Equestrian Teacher/Trainer. This program is designed for students who have sufficient knowledge, athletic skills, and the dedication to become a riding instructor or to train horses. Besides the core curriculum requirements, students will have to diligently practice their riding skills. Students will spend time working with young horses and also teaching inexperienced riders so that they can gain the confidence and skills that are necessary to become professional trainers.

Students can also choose to focus on different equine studies concentrations. Some of the different concentrations that are available for students are therapeutic horsemanship, stud farm management, marketing, and business management.

Student can also join some of the different teams that are available and include:

IHSA Hunt Seat Team

IHSA Western Team

IDA Dressage Team

Combined Training Team

Jumper and Dressage Team de Ville Competitions

Dressage Derby of Ohio

USA Equestrian Hunter/Jumper Show Series

USA Equestrian and USDF Dressage Show Series

Lake Erie College is the home of the Intercollegiate Dressage Association 2006 National Reserve Champions.

The Lake Erie College George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center is located in Concord Township, approximately six miles from the main campus. The center features a 100' x 225' indoor arena with seating for 1,000 spectators, an attached 70' x 130' warm-up arena, two outdoor sand dressage arenas, one limestone arena, a hunt field with cross country obstacles, including two banks and trails. The Equestrian Center became an approved British Horse Society Establishment, gaining certification by the internationally renowned British Horse Society (BHS) in 2005. It is one of only seven BHS approved riding establishments in the United States; the first to be approved in the state of Ohio and only the second American college to gain approval.

The Clarence T. Reinberger Equestrian Work Center, part of the Equestrian Center, has a new roof, stalls, wash racks, siding, lights and more. It also includes an indoor 80' x 96' arena and equine stud farm laboratory. The George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center provides stabling for more than 110 horses.

Graduates of the equine programs will be able to find employment in a number of different equine related fields that include:



Professional Groom

Sales representative

Equine Acupuncturist

Show Manager

Equine Transporter


Stable Manager

Tack Store owner

Equine Nutritionist

Equine Massage Therapist

Equine Journalism


Show Announcer

So as you can see, Lake Erie College has a lot to offer and we suggest you check it our further.

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