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Why Study Equine Science at Otterbein?

Learn by doing at Otterbein. The Department of Equine Science prides itself on experiential learning opportunities and individualized attention. Students are immersed in their own living laboratory and have the opportunity to expand their passion for horses into a competitive career path. Be a part of the ever growing equine industry and explore the highly marketable degrees that Otterbein has to offer.
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New Equestrian Scholarship

New freshmen and transfer students with an equestrian major who ride on the Otterbein Equestrian Team may qualify for Otterbein's new Equestrian Scholarship opportunity.

Cultivating Our Riders' Education (CORE): IEA/ USHJA Partner Clinic Series

CORE Clinic LogoCORE Clinic with Melanie Smith Taylor - October 8 & 9, 2016. Otterbein is excited to partner with IEA and the USHJA to bring this clinic series to the Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science. More information can be found here:

Majors & Minors

Our highly marketable equine degrees will prepare you for a fast growing field of work. We offer a variety of equine science degree programs including equine preveterinary medicine, equine business management, equine veterinary technology, as well as a minor in equine studies and a minor in equine-assisted activities and therapies.

Equestrian Team

Our Nationally competitive equestrian team will allow you to meet your competition goals and expand your equestrian interests. Participate in one of three disciplines: Huntseat, Dressage, and Event Riders. The equine center is just minutes from campus and its part of campus life. Enjoy the flexibility of riding in between academic courses.


The Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science houses both the Equine Science Department and Otterbein’s nationally competitive equestrian team. This state of the art facility is settled among the suburban community and is a short 3 miles from campus. 

After Otterbein

Where are they now? Take a look at where our esteemed graduates are now. Explore how Otterbein can help shape both your career and equestrian goals.

Equine Science

  • At the Knowlton Center

    Wendy Hovey, Administrative Assistant
    p/ 614.823.3020
    f/ 614.823.1585
    e/ whovey@otterbein.edu 
  • On Campus

    Donna Rhodeback, Administrative Assistant
    p/ 614.823.1517
    f/ 614.823.3042