Adam V. D'Agostino

  • Associate Lecturer, Equine Business Management
  • Head Western Coach, Equestrian Team
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Management
  • EQ 101-401 Western Horsemanship
  • BU 205 Consumer Behavior
  • BU 233 Human Resource Management
  • BU 240 Principles of Marketing
Adam V. D'Agostino, Cazenovia College Associate Lecturer, Equine Business Management
Business & Management
Contact Information Available
Office Location: 
Equine Education Center
Adam joined Cazenovia College in the Fall of 2011. He is an Associate Lecturer in the Equine Business Management program, teaches business classes and is the Head Western Coach for the Varsity Equestrian Team.  Adam is an A.Q.H.A. Professional Horseman and resides in Tully, NY where he owns Empire Performance Horses (a private horse training business that specializes in training show horses for competition in the A.Q.H.A, A.P.H.A, P.t.H.A, P.H.B.A., and N.S.B.A.).
  • M.B.A. Organizational Leadership, University of Findlay
  • M.B.A. Marketing, University of Findlay
  • B.S. Western Equestrian Studies, University of Findlay
  • B.S. Equine Business Management, University of Findlay
  • 2008 National I.H.S.A Champion- AQHA Team Advanced Western Horsemanship
  • 2009 National I.H.S.A Champion- AQHA Team Advanced Western Horsemanship
  • 2008 Reserve National I.H.S.A. Western Championship Team Member
  • 2009 National I.H.S.A. Western Championship Team Member
  • Owner, Empire Performance Horses (2009- present)
  • Graduate Intern, Cindy Morehead/University of Findlay, Findlay, OH (2009-2011)
  • Intern, Scott Jones, Dave Miller/ Showstring, Oneco, CT (2010)
  • Assistant, Nancy Sue Ryan/Show Stop Farm, Nocona, TX (2007-2008)
  • Assistant, Darren Menkins/Shallow Brook Farm, Stillwater, NJ (2006-2007)
Media Appearances/Interviews: 
"California Way" (American Quarter Horse Journal; July 2008); "Where Would We Be Without Great Coaches?" (Show Horse Today, April 2013), "What is Your Single Best Piece of Advice for Riders?" (New York Horse; Spring 2015); "Pudgy Pony? Plump Paint?" (New York Horse; Spring 2015), "Building Your Equine Business" (New York Horse, Spring 2015)
  • American Quarter Horse Association
  • A.Q.H.A. Professional Horsemen's Association
  • National Snaffle Bit Association
  • American Paint Horse Association
  • Palomino Horse Breeders Association
  • New York Palomino Exhibitors Association
  • Pinto Horse Association of America
  • Intercollegiate Horse Show Association