Equine Science Day Camp at Centenary University Equestrian Center
Long Valley, New Jersey
July 31 – August 4, 2023

For students ages 13+

Monday – Thursday: 9am -3pm Friday: 9am-12pm

$975/week (12 students max)

Why Equine Science Camp at CU?

  • Improve your daily horse care skills
  • Enhance management in the barn
  • Prepare for collegiate study in equine science and research
  • Increase your confidence with over 100 different horses
  • Learn from the best to be the best!

Join a small group of students for lecture and discussion, observation of regular veterinary procedures, and the opportunity to see the real-world challenges of caring for over 100 horses at the CU Equestrian Center. You’ll participate in hands-on sessions, practicing relevant skills with our horses.

Why Equine Science Camp at CU? Throughout the program, you will:

  • Understand the evidence-based scientific concepts used in caring for horses
  • Recognize how equine behavior, anatomy/physiology, and nutrition are applied to the successful daily management of an equine facility
  • Develop your horse handling and care skills through daily work with horses and the university faculty, staff, and student volunteers

You’ll explore topics in horse behavior, grooming, basic restraint and safety, anatomy and physiology, basic first aid and monitoring vital, breeds and confirmation, basic stable and pasture management, tack and equipment use and care, nutrition, alternative medicine/therapies, and preventative health practices, as well as emerging topics and research in equine veterinary medicine, health and nutrition.

On Friday, students can choose to have a hands-on skills evaluation. Students who complete the week of camp and receive a passing score will receive a certificate of competency from The Equine Studies Department at Centenary University. Students who complete the full week of camp but elect not to be evaluated will receive a certificate of program completion.

Did you know?

In 2021, Jesslyn Bryk-Lucy, D.V.M., Centenary University’s resident veterinarian and assistant professor of equine studies, has been named Veterinarian of the Year by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl®).

Important Safety Information

Every student must wear the appropriate clothing listed each day when working with our horses. All students and parent or guardian must sign an equine liability release form and follow all posted rules and regulations of the CU Equestrian Center.


Email the Equine Center Administrator: Laura.Marcelli@centenaryuniversity.edu or call: 908-852-1400, ext. 7221

Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/CentenaryEquine, or our website: centenaryuniversity.edu/equine

Centenary University Equestrian Center
40 Califon Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853

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