Equine Care and Management

Five students in a horse barn pose with a grey horse.

The Associate Diploma in Equine Care and Management is a unique program perfect for equine enthusiasts who want to turn their passion into a career. In this program you will learn about equine nutrition, reproduction, health, conditioning, and management. You will gain extensive equine theory combined with applied knowledge and broaden your equine business, finance, and management skills.

Program Delivery Location

  • Year 1 delivery location (semesters 1 and 2) of this program are delivered at the Regional Equine and Agricultural Centre of Huron (REACH Huron) in Clinton, ON
  • Year 2 delivery location (semesters 3 and 4) are delivered at Ridgetown Campus in Ridgetown, ON

Admission Requirements

For information on admission requirements visit the Ridgetown Campus website.


  • Combination of in-depth equine theory and applied business courses
  • Practical training with horses from various areas of the equine industry
  • Small class sizes
  • Includes a four-week industry work placement at the end of semester four


New for Fall 2022! A co-op option is available for students studying in the Associate Diploma in Equine Care and Management program. Students are required to participate in one co-op term in addition to four academic semesters. The co-op experience improves students’ job search skills, work performance and networking abilities, while they explore career opportunities and make money. Learn more about the Associate Diploma in Equine Care and Management co-op here.


  • Learn key equine-related and business skills needed to succeed in a career in the equine or agribusiness industry
  • Learn from experienced and knowledgeable instructors

Pathway to a Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management in Equine Management

Graduates of the Associate Diploma in Equine Care and Management program may be eligible to enter the Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management in Equine Management program if they received a minimum cumulative average of 75% or higher in the associate diploma program. Successful applicants will receive 7.5 transfer credits. In many cases, this will eliminate 1 to 2 years of the degree completion time. Learn more about the Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management in Environmental Management Pathway here.


Our OAC Student Liaison team is here to help! Have you applied to or are you considering this program, but have some questions? Not sure who to ask? Ask us! Our team of program experts will happily answer your questions or direct them to the people who can. Ask your questions here.