Contact Admissions

Phone: (315) 684-6046
Fax: (315) 684-6427
Email: admissions@morrisville.edu
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How did your education at Morrisville get you to where you are today?

"A Morrisville education will help you build contacts in business, and these contacts help to open doors along the way. The [Equine] program is hands on, and that is a trait that many people entering the workforce are missing."

Meet Jimmy
Major: Equine Science

School of Agriculture, Sustainability, Business and Entrepreneurship

Dean: Christopher L. Nyberg
Phone: (315) 684-6083
Email: nybergcl@morrisville.edu

Equestrian Team

Equestrian Team

The Morrisville State College Equestrian Team competes in Region II (Western) and Region III (Hunt Seat) of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). The riding team is chosen by open tryout. Students from all majors may try out for the team.

Western Riding

Morrisville State College offers a great variety for the person interested in developing their western riding skills. Courses range from basic horsemanship to advanced specialization in training. Students can also compete on the Intercollegiate Riding Team or join the Horse Club.

During the summer, Morrisville students may compete at local, Quarterhorse, Paint and NRHA shows. Western instructors have a wealth of experience in every phase of the horse industry and also have numerous industry contacts which assists in the job placement process.

One of the great strengths of the program is the quality of horses. The college owns and breeds Quarterhorses and Paints with strong reining and pleasure bloodlines. The resulting foals, in addition to client-owned horses, are utilized in the training and showing program. Two arenas at Morrisville State College, an 80’ X 264’ indoor arena and a 100’ x 200’ indoor arena, are reserved for students in western riding.

Contact Western Riding Team Coach Bonnie Miller

Hunt Seat Riding

Morrisville State College offers courses in hunt seat equitation, dressage and training of hunters and jumpers. An indoor arena is designated for English riding. Students may also choose to complete an advanced specialization and internship relating to hunt seat riding.

Contact Hunt Seat Riding Team Coach Lisa Eklund

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Admissions Requirements

This program is a ThinkPad University curriculum in which the use of laptop computers is integrated into courses.

Students admitted into this upper–division baccalaureate program must possess an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) or an associate in science (A.S.) in equine science, animal science or agricultural science with specialization in equine or animal science.

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required in addition to demonstrated competency in horsemanship skills by examination where applicable.