A big thanks to Randi Heathman, founder of Equestrian College Advisor for sharing her insights on equine studies, college riding programs, and what to do if you want to bring your horse to college with you on #CampusChat!
Here are some of the Takeaway Tweets from Randi Heathman, @collegeriding:
- The IHSA has grown every year since it was formed in 1967; nearly 10000 #college riders in the US & Canada. #campuschat
- I did a search on #Collegeboard and found over 2000 (!) colleges that have some form of equine program. #campuschat
- There are only 23 #NCAA #equestrian programs (DI & DII) that offer scholarships. #campuschat
- The average #collegebound horse owner is more concerned w/the horse's accommodations than their own. :) #campuschat
- @jeannieborin I tell 90% of my future #equine pros to get a business degree b/c they already have #horse experience. #campuschat
Read the entire transcript for more great info, college admissions advice on equine studies, campus visit tips, and some really funny horse puns (from "foaling" around to "night-mares" to Mr. Ed references): #CampusChat Transcript: Equine Studies with Randi Heathman, March 7/2012 (PDF).