Bachelor of Professional Studies
The Equine Business Management specialization is designed for students interested in the organizational, management, and commercial aspects of the equine industry, as well as students interested in advanced horse care, breeding, and stable management. The business and equine courses provide students with the skills necessary to pursue either a hands-on or support position in the equine industry.
This program is fully accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education. Visit http://www.cazenovia.edu/about/institutional-research/accreditation to learn more about our accreditation status and to review the Annual Report to IACBE.
Student Learning Goals:
• Provide students with management skills necessary for success in the equine industry;
• Provide training in equine science and horse-care applications;
• Expose students to a variety of breeds and types of horses; and
• Provide a variety of professional experiences through a liberal internship program.
Cazenovia College’s 240-acre Equine Education Center, located less than five miles from the main campus, is home to the Management Program’s Equine Business Management specialization and Intercollegiate Riding Team. It houses a herd of 70 horses, including Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods and Quarter Horses, as well as numerous other breeds. The large indoor arena, multiple outdoor riding areas (including a dressage arena) and turn-out paddocks, provide ample space for the various activities that students pursue. The facility offers students a premier educational environment that features a network-wired classroom.
Our Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Team and Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) Team may compete in 6-8 shows each academic year before, moving on to Regionals, Zones and Nationals. Additionally, the team sends riders to one or more tournaments each season to experience competition outside the region.
Cazenovia College has a long history of success at intercollegiate and rated competitions. Competitions are organized for Hunter Seat, Western and Dressage riders at different proficiency levels. Everyone, from the least to the most experienced rider, has an opportunity to compete and excel. Positions on all teams are earned by competitive tryouts that are scheduled at various times throughout the year. Incoming students who are interested in any team positions are urged to discuss this with the admissions counselors in order to obtain information about tryout dates. Our riders have won twelve individual National Championships (in IHSA and IDA) to date and Cazenovia was the 2002 Reserve National Championship Team. Cazenovia College has continued the winning tradition with multiple national awards since that time, including the 2007 Open Western Horsemanship National Champion, 2007 fourth place National Hunter Seat Team and 2009 Open Hunter Seat on the Flat National Champion. Cazenovia College has been proud to host the National Championships for the IHSA and the IDA three times.
The Equine Ambassadors Club is also available to all interested students on campus. The club functions as an educational, social, and service organization with a variety of activities throughout the year.