The Center for Equine Studies

Launch your equine career in teaching, training and/or farm management at JWU.For more than 25 years, JWU's equine studies programs at the Providence Campus have produced successful professionals for the multifaceted equine industry. Our academic degree programs in Equine Business Management and Equine Business Management/Riding pair career-oriented academics with riding and intensive training experience on our 31-acre, award-winning equine facility.

JWU’s pioneering approach combines a solid foundation in general business and liberal arts classes with specialized academic equine courses, horse management skills, relevant work experience, and a sense of social responsibility—so you’ll graduate with the critical thinking and business skills necessary to achieve your career goals.

We provide a number of ways for you to learn the equine industry and build your resume, including:

  • Hands-on learning that covers all aspects of horse management
  • Science-based academic equine classes covering a wide range of subjects
  • Additional classes to develop equine management and business skills
  • Concentrations to add a specific emphasis to your degree
  • Opportunities to participate in a summer term abroad

Our Career Fast Track program also features a number of ways to plan your career and gain relevant work experience:

  • Work with a career coach and a faculty advisor to identify your field of interest and create a plan to achieve your goals
  • Participate in a internship at an approved establishment in the equine industry
  • Hone your skills through riding events, dressage shows, schooling show seminars, and clinics
  • Network with industry through JWU-sponsored equine career nights and seminars with nationally recognized speakers from the equine industry
3 First Place Wins for JWU Dressage

Best in show: JWU’s equine dressage team wraps up a strong Fall 2013 season with 3 first place wins + a second place finish at UNH. read more