Equestrian studies meets communications

A joint effort of the equestrian studies and communications programs, equine journalism provides students with a foundational equestrian knowledge in conjunction with the guiding principles of journalism.

Graduates of the program gain a foundational knowledge of the equestrian world—vital for working in the industry—while taking the same writing courses required by the traditional journalism major.

Classes in equestrian studies give students comprehension of:

  • Equine anatomy
  • Horsemanship
  • Horse-related industries

Communications classes focus on:

  • Journalism and writing
  • Associated Press style
  • Conventions of journalism
  • Public relations
  • Feature writing
  • Media ethics and best practices

Wilson College Equine Journalism

You have a story to tell

Good journalism starts with an in-depth understanding of the subject matter you are covering. The equine journalism major at Wilson College not only provides you with the communication skills you need to effectively tell your story across media platforms, but also equips you with in-depth background knowledge of the equestrian world. 

Equestrian journalism graduates are prepared to cover a wide range of equestrian topics in fast-paced, creative careers in journalism or public relations.

Learn by doing

There are exciting on-campus opportunities available for students majoring in equine journalism at Wilson College:

  • Students can cover the “horse beat” for our award-winning College newspaper, The Billboard
  • They can intern over the summer at one of the premiere equestrian magazines in the country, or for one of the top businesses in the industry
  • Majors can join one of Wilson’s many horse-related clubs and teams: dressage, drill, eventing, hunt seat equitation, intercollegiate riding, quadrille and western
  • Students can board their horses at the Wilson College Equestrian Center or ride the College-owned horses

Proud member of American Horse Publications (AHP)

Wilson is a member of the American Horse Publications (AHP), an organization that counts over 400 equestrian periodicals, magazines, media organizations, and businesses as members.

All students in the major are automatically given membership to the AHP once they reach junior status; they are then paired with a professional in the field who will aid in personally guiding and mentoring the student. The AHP also allows the student to access amazing opportunities for internships, grants, conferences and student writing awards in the equine journalism field.

Want to learn more?  Check out our program handbook here!