• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

The Perfect Eventing College Search Begins

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • The Perfect Eventing College Search Begins

    I will be applying to colleges this fall and I don't want to sacrifice my riding to go to a great school! I am looking for a college that offers an animal science degree and has eventing barns/trainers nearby. I am looking for schools outside of this list that would be good choices.

    So far these are the schools I will be applying to
    1.University of Wisconsin
    2.University of Kentucky
    3.University of Florida
    4.Colorado State University
    5.University of Kentucky

  • #2
    Virginia Tech
    University of Delaware
    A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.

    Comment


    • #3
      University of Maryland

      Comment


      • #4
        U.C. Davis

        Comment


        • #5
          I don't want to sacrifice my riding to go to a great school
          Why? What do you mean by "sacrifice your riding"? What do you mean by a "great school" and why are these mutually exclusive? Do you have career goals, aspirations, a job-focused major planned, academic strengths? What do you hope to accomplish in college? Why are you going to college?

          (not asking this as anything other than a semi-rhetorical exercise in focusing the question properly)
          Click here before you buy.

          Comment


          • #6
            University of Maryland, College Park. If you live at the University View apartments, you will be very close to the Animal Science building. You can park In the secured apartment garage and easily drive off to the barn at the end of the day. There are lots of events in Maryland.

            If you want to go to vet school, UMD has high acceptance rates.

            Comment

            • Original Poster

              #7
              Originally posted by deltawave View Post
              Why? What do you mean by "sacrifice your riding"? What do you mean by a "great school" and why are these mutually exclusive? Do you have career goals, aspirations, a job-focused major planned, academic strengths? What do you hope to accomplish in college? Why are you going to college?

              (not asking this as anything other than a semi-rhetorical exercise in focusing the question properly)
              I mean that I don't want to go to school somewhere that doesn't have any trainers around that I can work with. I want to still be able to compete and train my 5 year old. I do have plans to do animal science and then I would like to go to vet school.

              Comment

              • Original Poster

                #8
                Originally posted by AKB View Post
                University of Maryland, College Park. If you live at the University View apartments, you will be very close to the Animal Science building. You can park In the secured apartment garage and easily drive off to the barn at the end of the day. There are lots of events in Maryland.

                If you want to go to vet school, UMD has high acceptance rates.
                Thanks for the info! I appreciate it!

                Comment


                • #9
                  Clemson University. They have an eventing team, and some very good trainers, as well as an animal science program.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Off the beaten path- but I rode 2 horses throughout college (helped start my school's eventing team!), competed as much as I could afford, was in a sorority and other extracurriculars, made good grades and LOVED my college experience... at a tiny liberal arts school in southwest VA. There was no animal science program, but that's not a pre-requisite for vet school (I got into vet school on my first application cycle and felt very prepared by my college education once I got there). Go somewhere where you will excel, where you will have new experiences and where you will learn what you need, and the rest will fall into place. For me that was at W&L (Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA), for you it might be Fordham or Franklin and Marshall or Centre or a dozen other small colleges around the country. I have nothing against state schools, but I had such an incredible experience at a small school I can't help offering it up there when these types of threads come up. Good luck!
                    Balanced Care Equine

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I don't know what their program looks like nowadays but UNH (University of New Hampshire).

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Although an Animal Science major is certainly not a prerequisite for vet school, I think it helps. A good state school with an animal science program often offers a lot of research opportunities for students. My daughter helped with poultry reproduction behavior research. Her research experience looked good on her vet school applications. By the time my daughter went to vet school, she had a lot of animal experience from her animal science classes. It is good to feel comfortable with dairy cattle, beef, sheep, pigs, and other species, even if you plan to work in an equine practice.

                        If you are brilliant, with near perfect grades and test scores, you can be admitted with any major. If your grades are good but not perfect, it helps to have a lot of hours of experience with different species and with a variety of research projects.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          University of Georgia or Auburn University. Both have strong animal science programs and excellent vet schools. In addition they both have good proximity to competitions and good trainers.

                          I may lose my UGA alum cred by saying this, but Auburn has a much nicer large animal facility and I would expect less expensive boarding.
                          Last edited by Debbie; Jul. 16, 2012, 10:07 PM. Reason: A J-school grad should use proper grammar.
                          If you believe everything you read, better not read. -- Japanese Proverb

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Otterbein and/or Ohio State, then Ohio State vet school. We have friends who coach/teach at Otterbein and several of our vets are Ohio State grads.

                            Georgetown (KY) is an excellent small school (great academics) just a few miles north of Lexington, with obviously the same trainer/venue access.

                            As a UK grad, I'm glad to see you list us twice. It's only appropriate for the horse capital of the world.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Also look at CSU and U Penn, which doesn't have an animal science department but a great vet school...and you can't do any better than being within commuting distance of Unionville.

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                What do the five (four?) you've chosen have in common that draws you to them? There is an endless list of schools that fit the criteria in your posts, which might be good or might just feel overwhelming (it did for me!).

                                I would suggest that you ask other questions first (of course, you may have already), because you can make eventing work at many, many different colleges. What schools fit your big criteria? What can you reasonably afford to pay in tuition and living expenses? Do you feel just as comfortable going to a school of 25,000+ as you do a school of fewer than 5,000? Are you the kind of person who needs to get into a city every so often and wouldn't be happy in a very rural area? How do the schools rank in terms of other factors that are important to you, such as student involvement, excellence in a certain academic area, etc? From there, you can find a great fit where you can also pursue your eventing goals.

                                Besides good access to eventing and an animal science program, what else are you looking for that would make it easier to suggest good fits?
                                <><

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  West Chester University - smaller school in Pennsylvania probably closer to more eventing trainers than any other school. Why is it never mentioned?

                                  http://www.wcupa.edu/

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    In order to figure out what sort of college (large? small? state? private? rural? urban? etc?) might be a good fit, go to a few campuses that you can get to easily that fit into the various slots. Not necessarily to see if you want to attend that particular college, but a college like it. Might help to narrow the search.

                                    Sort of like trying to decide if you might want to buy a green horse by riding someone else's green horse that isn't for sale and may not even be trained in your desired discipline.
                                    The Evil Chem Prof

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      I don't have any college advise, but I would make sure you do/try to "test ride" with the trainer(s) at the college before you attend because it would SUCK MAJORLY (learned that the hard way) if you got to your dream school, had big hopes to ride with XXX trainer and then you and XXX trainer don't mesh.....

                                      good luck!!!! if you end up at Univ of MD can you keep me posted as to how you like it? I am looking there but wouldn't be headed there for another couple years -- currently at community college..

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        University of Minnesota

                                        is in Minneapolis, has a great equine program in vet school, am assuming they have animal science. Several event trainers in the area, especially west of the Twin Cities. Come to Area IV

                                        PKN

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X