Assistant Professor of Equine Studies
Co-Coach ANRC Team
Co-Coach IHSA Team
Phone: (914) 850-0508

Academic Accomplishments

  • B.A., Fairfield University  Fairfield, CT
  • Diploma in International Relations University of Lancaster, England


Having been involved with horses for the past 30 years, Michael Dowling brings a great deal of equine experience to Centenary University’s Equine Department. Academically diverse studies from Fairfield University in Connecticut and a Rotary Scholarship to the University of Lancaster in Lancashire, England round out his education. Following studies in England, Michael opened Windham Hill, a training facility in northwestern New Jersey where the focus is on training and preparing horses and riders for the show ring.

His students have gone on to win classes at prestigious horse shows including The National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden, Devon Horse Show, Harrisburg, Washington International and the FEI Young Riders. Managing and qualifying both horses and riders for regional, zone, and national hunter and equitation finals and more recently bringing riders to the Grand Prix level in the jumper ring. Michael currently owns and operates Windham Hill, out of Far Hills, New Jersey and Ocala, Florida.

Along with horse show management (including The Gladstone Horse Show), judging, stewarding and course designing at recognized and unrecognized events, as well as giving clinics on both east and west coasts, Michael brings his knowledge and experience to the students of Centenary University. Since joining us at Centenary, Michael has helped coach the IHSA team to three national championship titles, a reserve champion title, and three Cacchione Cup champions.

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