What Makes SMWC School of Equine Studies Special?
- 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 Horses, Warmbloods 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 until 2020 for all students to use.
- 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.
- Study with faculty with national and international expertise and a passion for teaching.
- On and off campus internships provides an 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.
- Real world work experiences through qualified student-organized lesson programs and training opportunities.
- Involvement with many state organizations such as the Indiana Quarter Horse Racing Association, Indiana Horse Council and area 4-H Clubs.