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Delaware Valley University

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Delaware Valley University offers degrees in Equine Management and Equine Science, with specializations in Instruction & Training, Business, Media & Communications, and Breeding, and also pre-veterinary options and equine minors. Equine Science and Management students “learn by doing”; the university has an on-campus Equestrian Center with indoor and outdoor riding arenas and a field hunter course, as well as an on-campus Breeding Center where students can gain hands-on experience in preparation for the industry. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a semester exchange program with Hartpury College in England, which is home to a premiere British Horse Society equestrian facility.
At DelVal, students of all majors can compete on the hunt seat, dressage, and/or western teams. The hunt seat and dressage teams are under the Department of Athletics and ride at the on-campus Equestrian Center, just a short walk from the residence halls. The DelVal equine faculty and coaches have a thorough understanding and appreciation of intercollegiate riding and remain connected to the equine industry. In addition to the competitive teams, DelVal students can join the Equine Club, Vaulting Club, and various other clubs on campus.
Students participate in internship experiences as part of their academic curriculum. An Equine Management senior who rides on both the hunt seat and western teams says, “I’ve had so many opportunities to practice the skills I’ve learned in classes using our on-campus facilities and horses. The hands-on learning that takes place at DelVal has really prepared me for a career in the industry.”

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