Equine

In the saddle.

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re pretty proud of being Mustangs. So, it should not surprise you that our equine programs are among the best.

Our students love horses, from muzzle to tail. Whichever equine discipline they prefer, all of them find a track to take at SUNY Morrisville. With equine programs in science & management, breeding, business, rehabilitation & therapy, hunt seat or western riding and racing, students learn to care for these magnificent creatures from birth through retirement.

With the guidance of experienced professionals as our faculty and staff, SUNY Morrisville students learn how to breed, train, show, race, ride, work, rehabilitate and otherwise make a life and career out of an affinity for horses.

We have amazing facilities to match the caliber of our horses, too. Extensive stables, outdoor and indoor riding arenas, state-of-the-art breeding and rehabilitation centers, a racetrack and exercise areas are all part of the amazing experience you will find as an equine student at SUNY Morrisville.

We know that horse people are special people, and we want you to feel right at home with the rest of us. Take a look at what we have to offer and we’ll help you succeed in your equine education and career.

Alumna Rachel Rodriguez and her horse

Rachel Rodriguez '15

Alumna, Equine Science B.Tech.
I can’t say enough great things about this program. Hands-on. Hands-on. Hands-on. If you or someone you know is looking for a college with an equine program, I strongly encourage looking into Morrisville! The professors truly care about you and want to help you succeed! I felt very prepared to go out into the field and start a career in the horse world! (Which has ultimately, in a very indirect way, led me to where I am today, two semesters away from my master's.)

Our One-of-a-Kind Equine Facilities

The quality of an academic program does not depend solely on faculty expertise and student effort. Truly great programs are augmented with innovative technology and modern facilities.

A student leads her horse in a horse show

Clubs, Activities and Competitions

In addition to a unique education and outstanding facilities, SUNY Morrisville provides a variety of related clubs, activities and competitions to further your career track.

Collegiate FFA

Established to broaden the interest and knowledge of students in the field of agriculture, Collegiate FFA provides its members with a learning environment outside of the classroom. Annual events include the National Ag Day celebration, a weekend trip during the fall semester and support of the National Post-Secondary Agricultural Student Organization (PAS).

Livestock Club

As a member of our Livestock Club, you will explore a range of species through husbandry with the college’s animals on campus and also travel to nearby farms. The club also sells a range of products to Morrisville’s Copper Turret Restaurant and directly to consumers to sustainably support its activities.

Equestrian Teams

If you are interested in Western or Hunt Seat, you can join one of the SUNY Morrisville equestrian riding teams, which compete in Zone 2 Region 3 (Western and Hunt Seat) of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).

Both riding teams are chosen by tryouts and are open to all students.

Programs

Student racing a horse
Equine Racing Management A.A.S. is no longer accepting new applicants. Still interested in this program? Check out our Equine Science & Management A.A.S. program!   Lead a winning career right out of the gate.
Western riding students and their horses
Take it from the horse’s mouth: your equine career starts here. In the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in equine science & management, you can take your love of all things equine to the next level.
Equine student with her horse
Turn your lifelong passion into a marketable career path. If you have always loved and cared for horses (or even if you have just dreamed about them!), our Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree program in equine science will open the path for you to work in many equine careers while concentrating on horse breeding, training, nutrition and management. The program allows you to specialize in one of five concentrations: