Some equestrian students bring their own horses, while others like the variety of riding several different mounts.
The University of Findlay Equestrian Studies Program provides an opportunity for students to bring their horses to school and learn along with them.
If you are interested in bringing your horse with you to college, the following criteria must be met:
If you wish to use your horse in the English Equestrian Program, it is necessary for our instructors to review a video of you on your horse. This is to ensure that you are able to progress with the rest of your class.
Your video should include the following:
- Five minutes of flat work to include the walk, trot and canter in both directions. Dressage students should also demonstrate all other dressage movements that your horse is capable of performing.
- Five minutes of jumping to include at least one single fence to a line of jumps two feet or higher is required for the horses in the hunter/jumper program.
- If your horse specializes in a particular discipline, you may wish to include a few minutes of this. Show footage is an excellent example.
Please send a DVD and/or a YouTube link. The DVD is nonreturnable. Please label the tape clearly with your name, phone number and address and which class you are in (example: Freshmen 2012). Also, please include the horse's age, breed and height.
Upon reviewing the tape you will be contacted by a staff member from the program as to the acceptance of your horse. Questions regarding the video should be directed to Betsy Martindale, (800) 548-0932 ext. 6256 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your video must be received no later than June 1 and should be mailed to:
The University of Findlay
C/O Incoming Freshman Video
11178 Township Road 201
Findlay, OH 45840.
You will be notified by letter if your horse is accepted into the program, along with a boarding contract and horse information form.
- Student-owned horse used in the program - $15.99 per day.
- Veterinary care and farrier services are not included in boarding cost.
- Student is responsible for the care of their horse including stall cleaning and turnout.
- These rates are subject to change at the beginning of each semester based on hay, grain and sawdust market conditions.
We pride ourselves on providing the finest feeds and bedding for your horse, which sometimes requires us to receive these commodities from outside our geographical area. You will be notified in July and the beginning of December of any changes in the current board rates.
- 10 to 45 days before arrival: Flu Avert IN® & Rhinomune®
- Worming: within the last year, Eastern/Western
- Encep. & Tetanus
- Strangle Booster*
- If previously vaccinated – booster required within one year.*
- If not vaccinated – an initial vaccination, followed by a booster three weeks after the initial vaccination.* Minimum Requirements: An initial vaccination, followed by a seven day immunization period and will receive booster at appropriate time while in the program.
- West Nile vaccination is strongly recommended, but not required.
*Please note, horse(s) will be revaccinated and wormed approximately 90 days from their prior vaccination date. Horses arriving without the Flu Avert I.N.® and Rhinomune® vaccines will be vaccinated within one week of the horses arrival.
Other Required Onformation
A current original Coggins test within the last year.
Insurance company’s name, phone number and policy number
A copy of the registration papers
A signed boarding contract (Boarding contract will be mailed with your acceptance letter.)
Completed horse information form (horse information form will be mailed with your acceptance letter).