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Why Study Equine Science at Otterbein?

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

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.

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.

The closing of Sweet Briar College is a loss to the equestrian community. Otterbein University would like to extend a welcoming hand to any students exploring a competitive equestrian program. 

Otterbein University is a private, four-year liberal arts college in Westerville, Ohio.  Otterbein’s nationally competitive equestrian team will allow you to meet your competition goals and expand your equestrian interests.  Be an equestrian and a scholar at Otterbein University.

If you are a current Sweet Briar student who is interested in attending Otterbein or learning more about the transfer process, please contact our transfer admissions counselor: Mark Moffitt at mmoffitt@otterbein.edu

For more information about the equestrian program please contact Kari Briggs at kbriggs@otterbein.edu

Adult and Transfer Admission - 614-823-1356 - uotterb@otterbein.edu

IHSA team is headed to Nationals.

Otterbein's IHSA team has qualified to compete at the IHSA National Championships

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