A faculty of equestrian experts
The SCAD equestrian studies faculty is a team of professionals with outstanding credentials in the industry. From renowned equine experts to award-winning riders to practicing veterinarians, these professors are committed to sharing their expertise with students — be it in the classroom, arena or barn.
Kathleen (Kate) Newell
Dean (interim), School of Liberal Arts; Chair, liberal arts
Associate chair, equestrian studies
"As the living embodiment of experiential education, equestrian studies is, at its core, an on-going process to appreciate and hone one’s skills and knowledge of classical horsemanship."Kelly Theisen | Associate chair, equestrian studies
Championship equine enthusiasts and industry veterans are personally dedicated to your success at SCAD. Our students thrive with personal attention, hands-on instruction and a wealth of professional experience available to them in every class.
The equestrian studies faculty at SCAD has earned acclaim throughout the industry, and includes:
- A bronze medalist from the U.S. Dressage Federation
- A long-listed candidate for the 1992 U.S. equestrian team
- A member of the National Horse Show Board of Directors
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