Overview: 

  • Dates: Spring Semester Course, Travel Component: May 13 - 27 
  • Course Credit: EQM 300 (3 hours)
  • Program Director: Dr. Kristine Urschel
  • This program is open to all students in Equine Science and Management or Animal Sciences 

France is one of the leading horse nations in Europe. Beginning with six days in the Burgundy region (with a home base in Dijon), students will learn about agriculture and the equine industry of France from experts at Agrosup Dijon. Students will also visit sport horse and breeding farms, a dairy farm, a vineyard for wine tasting (including a demonstration by working draft horses) and several picturesque villages and towns.

After a one day visit to Saumur and a tour of its Chateau, students will travel to Normandy (with a home base in Caen) and have the opportunity to visit the French National School of Riding, competition facilities for French Trotters, racing and international show jumping, a National Stud, private Thoroughbred breeding farms and the historic beaches of Normandy.  The final three days will be spent in Paris, with plenty of time for students to explore the major historic and cultural landmarks and take in a horse race at the Longchamp hippodrome.

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