A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Equestrian Studies Concentration

The equestrian studies concentration is designed so that the student can acquire a liberal arts education and be well-rounded in the knowledge of horses, equine industry management, therapeutic riding and the history and philosophy of training, teaching and judging. This concentration will enable students to gain employment after graduation as a riding instructor, therapeutic riding specialist, stable or program administrator or as a trainer.

Recreation and Leisure Major Courses (Equestrian Studies Concentration)

Co-requisite courses
ACCT 201 Introduction to Accounting 2
ACCT 210 Managerial Accounting 2
BADM 212 Principles of Management 4
EDUC 219 Educational Psychology 4
*Human Resources Management (BADM 314) is recommended.
Required courses
REC 222 Leisure, Work, and Society 4
REC 300 Program Planning and Evaluation 4
REC 406 Recreation Internship 4-6
*Certification in CPR and Standard First Aid are also required.
Theory Requirements
HRSM 223 Foundations of Equestrian Studies 4
HRSM 224 CHA Riding Instructor Certification 3
HRSM 276 Dressage 2
HRSM 325 Jumping I 2
HRSM 323 Eventing 2
HRSM 324 Principles of Training 2
HRSM 328 Horse Show Judging 2

Horsemanship Elective

(choose one) 

  • Jumping II (HRSM 326)
  • Mini Prix Equitation (HRSM 327)
  • Competition Dressage (HRSM 334)
  • Musical Freestyle Dressage (HRSM 421)
  • Basic Western Riding (HRSM 230)
  • Adventure Trails (HRSM 337)
  • Teaching Riding in Bolivia (HRSM 240)
  • CHA-IRD (HRSM 235)
  • Independent Study
  • Special Topics Course
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