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equine studies 50th anniversary logoMidway University is located at the epicenter of the equine industry and is a renowned equine studies university. The City of Midway is in the heart of Kentucky’s world-famous horse country, making Midway University the perfect place to follow your passion and train for a career in the equine industry.

As a part of our holistic approach to equestrian studies and equine training, our campus is a 200-acre working horse farm providing true access to hands-on learning with our large equine herd of varying breeds and disciplines. Within a few miles of our campus are numerous boarding and breeding operations, sales and racing, equine association headquarters, therapy centers, animal health and pharmaceutical companies, and renowned veterinary practices, so our location truly gives future equestrians the chance to put their education into practice while earning their degree.

When you decide to enroll in one of our undergraduate equine studies programs, you will have access to expert faculty members, practical experience in the barns, and a wide array of exciting internships. Midway University also now offers online programs for those who wish to earn their degree, but are focused more on the business side of the industry and less hands-on training aspects of handling horses.

No matter where you want your degree to take you, we can put you on the path to success. We welcome students to visit campus and learn more about our equestrian programs.

Equine Management
The Equine Studies - Equine Management concentration is designed to develop strong farm operation and facilities management skills. Students will take the core equine studies courses for the major but then select Equine Management as their area of concentration and complete 20 credit hours of course work.
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Equine Rehabilitation
Caring for the animal's well-being is the central focus of the Equine Studies - Equine Rehabilitation program. This degree path will help students develop strong, applicable skills in the areas of rehabilitation, exercise physiology, Eastern medicine, nutrition and pharmacology.
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Equine Science
Students in this program area will complete all the major courses for Equine Studies and then 21 credit hours focused on science. Those students considering veterinary school may choose this path to prepare for their post graduate work.
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Pre-Veterinary Medicine Advising
Students can satisfy requirements to apply to veterinary school using different degree tracks at Midway University. Biology and Equine Studies have majors and minors that work well together to allow students to prepare for admission to various schools.
Equine Business & Sales (Online)
This 100% online program is ideal for students who are interested in joining the equine industry but may not be interested in horse handling. Students in this program develop strong business, marketing, and sales knowledge. With permission and following the online major policy, on-campus students can declare this major also.
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Equine MBA (Online)
The Equine MBA coursework is offered in an accelerated 8-week format. All coursework is 100% online. This makes it easy for students to complete courses on their own schedule and put their new skills to work quickly within 15 months. Course topics include management, marketing, promotion, economics, research methods, equine entrepreneurship, legal issues, risk management, and equine ethics.

Equestrian Riding Teams

Midway University currently fields two riding teams in the Intercollegiate Hose Show Association (IHSA)-Hunt Seat and Western. Our riding teams are part of our athletics department and we offer athletic scholarships. We compete in Region 6, Zone 3. Students interested in one of the teams should complete an admissions application and state your interest or complete an interest form on our Athletics Recruitment Center on

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Equine Education Facilities

Midway’s equine education centers allow students to pursue equestrian studies regardless of the weather. Three centers are used for equestrian classes and by Midway’s equestrian teams. Equine students also enjoy an outdoor riding arena, a jumping field, and 163 acres of pastureland. View our equine facilities online.

  • The 36,000-square foot Equine Education Center houses a 105 x 235-foot indoor riding arena, eight stalls, laboratory, classroom, a large tack room, audio-visual room, wash stall, and equine staff offices.
  • Bud’s Barn and Spy Coast Farm Education Center was completed in August 2022. The new facility is adjacent to the Midway University Equestrian Center, which overlooks the main campus, and creates an equine hub on the north side of campus. This facility includes a 5,376 square foot barn with 18 stalls, tack room, feed room, and a 6040 education center classroom.
  • The Ashland stables and Theurkauf outdoor riding arena complement the two large equine centers, thus creating a comprehensive facility that meets the demands of all riding disciplines and equine training needs. The Ashland stables include 8 stalls, tack room, washroom, office, and classroom. The Theurkauf outdoor riding arena measures 227 x 117 feet and has a stonedust footing.

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