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JULY 2014 – 'Stable Management II' is the next equine evening class at Post University


Post University announces its next equine continuing education course entitled Stable Management II, running Monday evenings, Sept. 8 to Oct. 27, 2014, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the University’s Waterbury Campus (located near exit 17 off I-84). Classes meet in MacDermid Hall, Room 212.
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May 2014 – ‘Stable Management I’ is the next equine evening class at Post University


Stable Management I is a continuing education course that is the companion course to the popular Stable Management II. The course covers topics ranging from safe equine handling procedures and complete grooming, to tack fitting, bits and bitting, as well as boots and bandages.
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April 2014 – ‘The Horse and Basic Care’ Evening Class at Post University


Horse lovers take note: Post University’s Equine Department has announced the next in the series of evening classes on horse care. These can be for personal enrichment with a Post Certificate or for CEU credits. This unit (one of six offered) will start on Monday April 14 for eight weeks from 6.00-9.00 pm on the University’s Waterbury Campus (located near exit 17, off I-84).
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April 2014 – The three Post University Intercollegiate Equestrian Teams are wrapping up their spring season as the IHSA Hunt Seat Team prepares for the Zone Championship show at Fairfield Hunt Club on April 6, 2014.


This semester’s first Hunt Seat show was hosted by Connecticut College with sophomore, Courtney Ritchings of Sutton, MA and freshman, Amanda Oborski of South Windsor, CT both placing first in their classes. At their second show hosted by Wesleyan University it was freshman, Katie Johnstone of Middlebury, CT who walked away with first place in the Walk, Trot, Canter division and second place in the Cross Rails class. Freshman, Morgan Lavelle of Bethel, CT also took first place in her Novice Flat class and second in Cross Rails. It was definitely a rewarding day for these two riders. In the final show of the season at Fairfield University, Lavelle took home another first in the Novice Flat class along with Ritchings in the Walk, Trot division.
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April 2013 – The Horse & Basic Care Evening Class at Post University


Post University will offer The Horse and Basic Care, on Monday evenings April 15-June 9 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM on the University’s Waterbury Campus (located near exit 17 off I-84). Classes meet in MacDermid Hall, Room 212. Although the courses can be taken in any order, this course begins the series of six units which make up the Certificate in Equine Husbandry.
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January 2013 - Two Post University Equine Students Head to UK for Study Abroad

Two Post University Equine Business Management students are beginning an educational adventure that will take them overseas later this month. Juniors Carly Puzacke of Torrington, CT and Veronica Liffland of Pawling, NY will study abroad for six months in England at The Huntley School of Equitation in Gloucestershire, one of the top training centers for the British Horse Society Assistant Instructor Certification.
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October 2012 - Final Meeting of Post University’s Equine Recourses Committee

They say all good things must come to an end, so the Post University Equine Resources Committee held its final meeting in October. This group of dedicated volunteers from the University and the local equestrian community has been active for more than 25 years planning, coordinating, and executing various equine events.
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August 2012 - Two Post University equine students back from Study Abroad

After spending five months in the U.K. taking part in an outstanding preparation program for the British Horse Society Assistant Instructor examinations, juniors Heather Whiles of Durham, CT and Kelsey Stinneford of Wayne, ME returned in June from Huntley School of Equitation in Gloucestershire, England.
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JUly 2012 - Horse people come in all shapes and sizes and the Baby Boomer generation is taking over

Riding Instructors around the country are noting that one of their largest populations of new riders and new horse owners are adults aged 50+. These adults may have ridden as children or only wished to have ridden. Now that the kids are grown and moved away, they are taking some “me” time and climbing aboard Dobbin.
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JUly 2012 - It’s all about STABLE MANAGEMENT at Post University

Stable Management II covers subjects from barn organization and pasture care, including fencing and drainage, to bedding and manure management, plus fly control.  There will be advice on basic barn design for good ventilation, feeding and watering choices and storage, as well as discussions on environmental impacts of horse-keeping.
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JUly 2012 - Two Post University Equine Business Management Students are spending the semester at the Huntley School of Equitation in England


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JUne 2012 - Post University Alumnus receives PATH Intl. Advanced Certified Instructor Qualification

Antoinette graduated from Post University in 2009 with a B.S. in Equine Business Management and a B.A. in Psychology. Since then she has been working at HorseAbility, Center for Equine Facilitated Programs in Old Westbury, New York where she is Equine Director.
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march 2012 - Post University student placed second in her Open Horsemanship Class

At the IHSA Regional Finals on March 11th at Mt. Holyoke College, Post University senior Brooke Fowler, student coach of the university’s new Western Team, placed second in her Open Horsemanship Class to qualify for the IHSA National Semi-Finals at the University of Findlay in Ohio, to be held on March 24-25.
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march 2012 - Post University’s Three Equestrian Teams have successful weekend of Competition

Waterbury, CT - It was a busy weekend for Post University’s Dressage, Hunt Seat and Western teams, all of whom competed successfully at their respective shows held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 and 26.
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June 2011 - STABLE MANAGEMENT II EVENING CLASS at POST UNIVERSITY

Whether you are a horse owner or a horse enthusiast, this series of six evening Equine Husbandry courses will deepen your understanding of horses and up-to-date care and management without taking a four-year degree.
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May 2011 - EVENING CLASS IN STABLE MANAGEMENT at POST UNIVERSITY

The next in the current series of evening courses running through Post University’s Equine Department will start on Monday, May 9th at 6:30 PM. This course is the companion course to the popular Stable Management II course, and covers topics ranging from safe handling procedures and grooming, to tack fitting, bits and bitting, and boots and bandages.
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APR 2011 - Two Post University equine students in UK for Study Abroad

Continuing a long standing, and very popular, tradition for studying abroad in the Post University Equine Program, juniors Carlie Serif, originally from Ohio but now from Waterbury, and Pamela Lyon from Waterbury, are busy training for the British Horse Society Assistant Instructor qualification at Huntley School of Equitation in Gloucestershire, England.
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APR 2011 - ‘The Importance of Correct Saddle Fit’ - talk at Post University

“One size fits all” is certainly not the case when it comes to putting a saddle on a horse! In fact, the truth is that over 90% of horses work in some degree of pain or discomfort every time they are ridden – often from a poorly fitting saddle!
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MAR 2011 - ‘Horse Trailers – what everyone needs to know’- at Post

Although it is hard to think of spring just yet, especially if your trailer is buried under the snow, this is actually a good time to start thinking about all the things you need to take care of BEFORE you use your trailer again! It is also a really good time to think about what to look for if you are considering buying a trailer, or just need some tips on hooking up or backing up!
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FeB 2011 - Post University Equestrians Start Season Winning

At the first two shows of the Spring semester hosted on February 12 by Wesleyan University and February 20 by Sacred Heart University and Fairfield University, the Post University Equestrian Team earned five first place and seven second place ribbons.
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FeB 2011 - POST UNIVERSITY OFFERS PROGRAM ON HOOF STRUCTURE

Post University’s WINTER Quiz the Experts series kicks off with The Visible Hoof: Inside and Out on Thursday, February 10 at 7 p.m.
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jan 2011 - WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES 'FEST' AT POST UNIVERSITY

For those of you who did not see any of the action from the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky last fall – now is your chance to catch up with the excitement. 
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