What Makes SMWC School of Equine
Studies Special?

Hands on learning in the equine lab


  • Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is the only equine program in Indiana to offer Bachelor of Science degree in equine studies.
  • SMWC is one of approximately 20 colleges in the U.S. to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in equine studies.
  • Earn a bachelor’s degree in equine business management, equine studies or equine training and instruction.
  • Learn with 48 college-owned horses – Arabian, Quarter Horse, Warmblood and thoroughbreds.
  • State-of-the-art teaching labs and equipment.
  • The equine program and equestrian teams are sponsored by an international saddle company, CWD Sellier. As a result, we will receive new tack every year for the next four years for all students to use.
Western team rider


  • Award-winning Western and Hunt Seat teams and individual riders regularly compete and placed in regional, semi-final and national competitions.
  • Compete with several Big Ten schools in our region.

Gain Experience

  • Study with faculty with national and international expertise and a passion for teaching.
  • On and off campus internships provides and advantage for your future.
  • International study in Ireland at the National Specialized Equestrian Training Center.
  • High expectations are the norm which includes a selective admission process.
  • Workshops and demonstrations provide hands-on opportunities.