Equine Business Administration

Students who are interested in blending equine studies with other disciplines may find that a Major in Equine Business Management is the perfect combination.

  • Participating in hands-on experience in every equine and business class
  • Writing your own business plans and demographic analyses
  • Designing your own ad campaigns
  • Making your own oral presentations
  • Participating in event management activities

“I was Valedictorian of my high school. I got into Duke, Carolina, Virginia Tech, etc… What drew me in was the Equestrian Program, a specialized degree, and the culture of the campus community. I cherish my time at St. Andrews.” – Matthew Lawson ’05


Exciting real-world opportunities, such as internships, allow you to get a feel for professions dealing with horses. St. Andrews riders have interned with:

  • Equestrian programs at other colleges and universities
  • Equine massage therapists
  • Equine publications
  • Laboratories and health departments
  • Professional trainers at nationally recognized Therapeutic Horsemanship centers
  • Tack shops
  • Thoroughbred breeding and training farms
  • Veterinarian offices
  • Zoos

“The equine business major at St. Andrews is very hands on, with many different instructors and professors who will share their insights with you. The classes are small offering interactions between students and professors allowing you to learn and understand what others think on a subject. The degree sets you up with all the knowledge you need to be successful in the equine industry.” – Liz Shaffer ’18


Careers of Recent Graduates

  • Teaching and training in private, preparatory schools or college-riding programs
  • Managing tack shops
  • Working for national equine pharmaceutical companies
  • Attending graduate school in veterinary medicine, physical therapy, or law
  • Managing show and boarding barns


Visit our Equine Studies page for additional careers and information.

Click Here for the Equine Business Administration Curriculum.

“The Equine Business Management degree is more than a piece of paper, but rather a representation of the knowledge, skills, and experience that can only be acquired at the St. Andrews Equestrian Program.” Juliana Moore ’18


St. Andrews offers workshops  and clinics throughout the year allowing students to expand their learning horizons. Many of these clinics and workshops are free for students to audit. Participating in riding clinics usually requires an additional fee.

We are a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl. formerly NARHA) Premier Accredited Facility and host registered workshops and instructor certification.

For more information on the equestrian teams, the equestrian staff, and horse show schedules visit sauequestrian.com