Averett University Equine Studies

by Michael - Date: 2007-02-06 - Word Count: 352 Share This!

Averett University is located in Danville, Virginia. This college offers an equine science degree that can be worked into to almost any other major the school has to offer. The degree is also available as a minor to any major so that students are able to continue their training while attending college. The program provides a large knowledge base in horsemanship and is a gateway into the equine industry.

The program offers a bachelor's degree in equestrian studies as well as a minor. The college has a firm foundation in horsemanship and students learn to exude professionalism. Those students that are interested in management positions in the equine industry will benefit from the business program that the school has to offer. The equestrian center is one of the best facilities on the East Coast. With over 100 acres the school features an indoor arena, dressage and jumping arenas, round pens and a cross-country course. The university also offers horses for training, however, students must bring their own saddle and grooming supplies.

Averett gives students the opportunity to attend professional clinics, workshops and seminars. They are also able to allow students to participate in competitions at no cost. The university is affiliated with the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and invites many guest clinicians to speak and hold workshops. Many of these guests are Olympic level trainers. Students are able to make excellent professional connections within this program. The university also offers dressage and combined training for those students that are interested in competing.

Students who are interested in gaining hands on experience will enjoy the internship opportunities that are available to them. They are able to work in:

* Dressage barns

* Training barns

* Breeding facilities

* Camps

* Tack Stores

* Dressage

* Show Management

* Equine certification programs

* Teaching beginning jumping

Graduates of the program have many career options available to them including:

* Small business ownership/entrepreneurship

* Tourism

* Sales

* Pharmacy

* Tack

* Feed

* Equipment

* Preparatory for Large Animal Veterinarian

* Preparatory for USDF and CT certification exam

* Instructor/trainer

* Competition rider/trainer

* Equine journalism

Recent graduates have attended veterinarian school, are instructing and training, managing boarding facilities, web master from national equine organizations and therapeutic riding instructors.

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