Meredith Manor offers six Riding Master programs designed to produce professional riders, trainers, and instructors for the horse industry. Each week consists of 8 hours of instructed Riding, 16 hours of Career Area electives, 3 hours of Showing, 2 hours of Theory, and 21 hours of Horse and Barn Care. The programs are taken in a sequential fashion, each consisting of one 12 week quarter. The student may graduate after successful completion of any program. A student completing the full program and receiving a Riding Master VI would complete 6 quarters (72 weeks). View sample program schedule and sample daily schedule.
The Comprehensive Riding Master programs are available for students using federal financial aid. By law, to be eligible for financial aid you must be enrolled in a program of 30 weeks or more. Our Riding Master I - VI programs are 12 weeks each, so we offer the Comprehensive Riding Master programs which are just 3 Riding Master programs lumped together to make the program long enough to be eligible for financial aid. The Riding Master I, II, and III together have the same curriculum as the Comprehensive Riding Master III. So if you are applying for federal financial aid you will need to enroll in a Comprehensive Riding Master III program, otherwise you may enroll in the Riding Master I program.
The only difference between the 36 week and 72 week Comprehensive Riding Master programs is the length of time it will take to complete the program - the curriculum is the same. The 72 week programs are what we refer to as extended programs, you will take the same classes - it just takes twice as long to complete. Some students elect to take the 72 week programs because they need more free time for outside obligations including work, child care, etc. View sample program schedule and sample daily schedule for the 36 week programs. View sample program schedule and sample daily schedule for the 72 week programs.
|Program Length Chart|
|Comp 36wk RMIII||Comp 36wk RMVI|
|Comp 72wk RMIII||Comp 72wk RMVI|
Equine Science Master
The Equine Science Master program is designed for students who do not want to be involved, or cannot be involved, in the direct riding of horses, yet wish to pursue a career in management, teaching, farrier, massage therapy or a combination of these. It has a similar curriculum to the Riding Master programs but has 8 additional hours of Career Area electives per week in place of the riding classes. The Equine Science Master is a 3 quarter (36 week) program. View sample program schedule and sample daily schedule.
The 12 week Shoeing Short Course (view sample program schedule and sample daily schedule) is well suited for students with some previous farrier knowledge and skills. The 36 week Equine Science Master with Farrier Emphasis program (view sample program schedule and sample daily schedule) is more in depth with additional focus on anatomy, conformation, unsoundness, diseases, and forge work. The Equine Science Master with Farrier Emphasis is a 3 quarter (36 week) program.
To enroll in any program, complete an online enrollment form or fill out and send in a paper copy which is included with our catalog. Fill out our Catalog Request form to receive a copy of our catalog and our enrollment forms. A deposit of $100 is required with all enrollments. To view the program fees, please see our catalog.
- Occupations programs prepare students to enter:
Program Length Tuition Room & Board Riding Master I 12 Weeks $8,310 $1,230 Riding Master II 12 Weeks $8,310 $1,230 Riding Master III 12 Weeks $8,310 $1,230 Riding Master IV 12 Weeks $8,310 $1,230 Riding Master V 12 Weeks $8,310 $1,230 Riding Master VI 12 Weeks $8,310 $1,230 Comp. Riding Master III 36 Weeks $24,930 $3,690 Comp. Riding Master VI 36 Weeks $24,930 $3,690 Equine Science Master 36 Weeks $18,900 $3,690 Shoeing Short Course 12 Weeks $6,873 $1,230
- Breeding Class lab fee: $325
- Leather Repair lab fee: $145
- Teaching III lab fee: $30
- Farrier Craftsmanship text: $105
- Farrier Craftsmanship hoof knife: $34
- 2011-2012 On Time Completion Rate for students completing Comp. Riding Master III, Comp. Riding Master VI and Equine Science Master programs: 90%
- 2011 Placement Rate for students completing Comp. Riding Master III, Comp. Riding Master VI and Equine Science Master programs: 87%
Placement Rate Data
2011-2012 Median Program Loan Debt incurred students participating in Comp. Riding Master III, Comp. Riding Master VI and Equine Science Master programs:
- Median Title IV Loan Debt: $5,474
- Median Private Educational Loan Debt: $0
- Median Institutional Finance Plan Debt: $0