Immerse yourself in equestrian studies

Lead the way in this $300 billion business

A practice that dates to the Byzantine era, the equestrian world is a massive, modern economic machine supported by legions of professionals in business, marketing, medicine, and sport. At SCAD, students explore this array of career paths from a state-of-the-art equestrian center amid a climate perfectly suited for year-round riding and stable-side education. With a comprehensive academic program complemented by a national championship equestrian team and a faculty of accomplished riders and coaches, students are prepared for careers across the equestrian spectrum.

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Equestrian studies degree

SCAD's B.A. degree in equestrian studies is offered in Savannah.

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Study in world-class equine facilities

SCAD students' gateway to the equestrian world is the Ronald C. Waranch Equestrian Center, the university's state-of-the-art, 180-acre compound located north of Savannah. Home to the champion SCAD equestrian team and the equestrian studies program, students prepare for careers in business, marketing, medicine, and sport from a center that features two stable barns, three competition arenas, a covered riding arena, paddocks, pastures, a staff veterinarian, and industry-standard equipment. The Shaw Pavilion offers a covered riding arena for practice and fieldwork and is engineered with considerations for optimal equine vision and ventilation.

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Follow your dreams, wherever they lead

SCAD equestrian studies alumni are prepared for a range of careers, including as competitive riders, trainers, and barn managers. Graduates step into leadership and management roles at international equestrian nonprofit organizations and have published and exhibited work as in-demand equine photographers, journalists, and painters. Discover your equine career path at The University for Creative Careers.

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"The education at SCAD is what is needed in the equestrian world today. No one teaches better than SCAD instructors. The methodology and philosophy is genius."

Bernie Traurig | National Show Hunter Hall of Fame member, SCAD guest instructor
Equestrian studies student in competition

Gain the competitive edge with SCAD

The SCAD equestrian studies program runs parallel to the university's powerhouse equestrian team, which has won more national championships in the last two decades decade than any other team in the country — earning 96 individual and team awards since 2002. Among these honors are 43 individual and team American National Riding Commission champion and reserve champion titles — including a string of six consecutive national team championships — and 38 individual Intercollegiate Horse Show Association champion and reserve champion titles.

7 tournament of champions national championships
17 ANRC National Championships

Related majors and minors

As a student at SCAD, you'll benefit from the empowering context of an art and design university with robust opportunities for collaboration. Explore related programs such as luxury and fashion management, accessory design, photography, and more to supplement your equestrian studies with a dual major or minor.

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