Equine Studies

Equine Studies / North American Racing Academy

Program Coordinator

Dixie Hayes
(859) 293-0218

Program Information

The Equine Studies program will prepare students for a career as an equine professional such as jockey, horseman, or racing official. Students will learn basics of horse care; principles and techniques for riding as it relates to racehorse exercise, requirements for advancing to a professional jockey career; anatomy and physiology of horses; and life skills necessary for a successful career in the Equine industry.

Program Website

Visit the program website to learn more about degree requirements, program faculty, career opportunities, and more.


Program Plans/Majors

A program plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.


Horseman (PDF) (Word)
Jockey (PDF) (Word)


Horseman (PDF) (Word)
Jockey (PDF) (Word)


Equine Industry Workforce (PDF) (Word)
Exercise Rider (PDF) (Word)
Racehorse Care and Breaking (PDF) (Word)
Veterinary Assistant (PDF) (Word)

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