100% Equestrian Job Placement Rate Achieved
Stephens College’s Class of 2012 Equestrian students has achieved a 100% job placement rate.
Pictured: Stephens riders at the Mid Rivers Horse show last fall. Sarah Berger ’12, who is working at Equine Medical Services in Columbia, Mo., is pictured on the far left in the black polo shirt.
“Our outstanding job placement record is the result of Stephens’ long history of providing our horsewomen with a broad foundation of equine knowledge, riding skills and interpersonal abilities,” says Becky Clervi, chair and assistant professor of Stephens’ Department of Equestrian. “We are very proud of our students’ accomplishments and look forward to watching them succeed in their careers.”
Here's where some of our graduates are working around the nation in the equestrian industry:
- Assistant Trainer/Instructor, Fairhope Stables (Duluth, Georgia)
- Instructor, Cedar Ridge Arabians (Jordan, Minnesota)
- Assistant Trainer, R & R Stables (Lee’s Summit, Missouri)
- Riding Instructor/Wrangler, The Hideout (Shell, Wyoming)
- Assistant Trainer, Mark & Kelly Husle Stables (New Bloomfield, Missouri)
- Marketing Manager, Louisville Equestrian Center (Louisville, Kentucky)
- Front Office Assistant, Equine Medical Services (Columbia, Missouri)
Equestrian students spend four years at the Stephens Stables training in their discipline, building a strong foundation of horsemanship and competing in national shows. Majors are offered in Equestrian Studies (business management, assisted therapies or education) and Equestrian Science (pre-vet). Students can also minor in Equestrian Science or Animal Science through a partnership with the nearby University of Missouri-Columbia.
The College’s riding program, which began in 1925, occupies 16 acres on the Stephens campus, offering an indoor arena, a lighted outdoor arena, seven turn-out paddocks, stables and a cross-country course. The program boards approximately 40 horses.
Interested in studying equestrian at Stephens? Learn more: Stephens’ Equestrian Department