• Riders in Barn
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William Woods has been the name to know for equestrian studies for more than 75 years. Our riding program began in 1924, and we were the first university in the United States to offer a four-year degree in equestrian science. Students are offered a traditional approach to horsemanship involving the four disciplines of dressage, hunter/jumper, saddle seat and western.

Not many universities our size offer actual majors in equestrian studies. We have three! In 2011, the equine general studies was added to the previous two degrees, equine administration, established in 1992, and the equestrian science degree, established in 1972. It is important to note that students may also seek liberal-arts based degrees at the university, with a focus towards pre-vet, art, journalism, legal studies and therapeutic riding instruction.

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