Since 1899, Mount Ida College has prided itself on a celebrated equestrian history. Today, the College has a Women’s Equestrian team and offers one of the nation’s few four-year Equine Management Bachelor of Science degrees, which opens career paths, emphasizing an integrated, applied approach, incorporating real-world business applications, academics and field experience.
Equine Management begins with a strong interest and knowledge of horsemanship. At Ridgetop Farm, our 35 acre, full-service hunter-jumper equitation facility in Holliston, Massachusetts, students transform their love of horses into rewarding careers.
Our Equine Management students learn by doing. In combining coursework with our practice-based learning environment, you will get to know our beautiful Thoroughbreds, Dutch Warmbloods, Hanoverians, Quarter Horses and Cobs. In this industry, we believe in student immersion through externships, local riding shows, and study abroad participation. These real-world opportunities enhance technical skills and build industry connections, providing unparalleled learning in two concentration areas: Equine Health Management and Equine Facility Management.
Today’s modern equine world is diverse and ever-changing. There are countless specialties for Equine Management majors in our global marketplace. Possible fields include: veterinary studies, facility ownership and management, equine equipment and health supply, teaching and extension agencies, and many other vocations. Through blending equine interests with business studies, students have a competitive edge to enter the interdisciplinary workforce.