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Discover the possibilities and joys of horse riding, find employment in a new area of the leisure industry

The average national income has reached $30,000, and there is a corresponding increasing demand for a wider variety of various leisure activities, including horse riding and horse racing. The Department of Equine Science is fostering the equine experts needed by the equine leisure industry, providing both instruction and theory and customized on-site training. Students learn about equine science, horsemanship and horse riding instruction, and receive hands-on training opportunities at horseback riding ranches and horse racing tracks in Jeju. Our curriculum offers intensive on-site training and is focused on providing the knowledge and skills required to gain employment in one of the many equine industries. Joint training programs (regular industry onsite training), and internship programs for horse riding (at our school ranch and other places) are greatly beneficial for preparing students to enter the workplace upon graduation. Our graduates find employment in a variety of domestic and overseas professions in horse related industries

Curriculum | Four-year Program

  1. Understanding College Life, Equestrianism, Basic Riding, Horse Related Knowledge and Law, Livestock Feed Management, Pasturage, Barns and Equipment Management, Equine Culture and History, Daily Sports Education
  2. College Life & the Future, TOEIC, Equine Disease Management, Pasturage Techniques, Training Horses for Obstacle Jumping, Basic Rehabilitation Horse-riding, Equine Industry Skills
  3. Career & Professional Ethics, TOEIC, Emergency Management, Basic Entrepreneurship, Livestock Industry and Management, Basic Rehabilitation Horse-riding Skills, Introduction to Education Theory, Training Light Horses, Horse-riding Counseling, Equine Industry Skills
  4. Jobs & Personal Development, Improving Horse-riding Educational Methods, Horse Movement Psychology, Fodder Crops and Pastures, Livestock Breeding Science, Livestock Breeding Biology, Academy-Industry Cooperative Education, Equine Industry Skills

Department Strengths

  • Named as an equine industry specialized university by Jeju Special Self-Governing Province in 2011
  • Selected as the equine industry professional training institution by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2014
  • Runs an industry-academy joint education program
  • The nation's best practice facilities including a practice farm, an indoor horseriding course and an outdoor training course
  • Training professionals through on-site focused education
  • Operates internship and overseas training programs connected to overseas equine industry talent training institutions

Careers and Continuing Education

  • Licenses
    Horse trainer (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs), rehabilitation riding instructor (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs), horse gear dealer (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs), horseback riding level 2 instructor (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism), level 2 race leader (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism)
  • Career Opportunities
    Korea Racing Authority, racing tracks, riding tracks, rehabilitation equestrianism, Horse breeding ranches, horse breeding ranch, horse training ranch, horse recuperation facilities, Korea Equestrian Association, horse gear product companies, high schools and universities involved in the equine industry,civil servant, horse distribution, horse products manufacturers, horse meat processing and distribution, overseas employment in countries with a lack of equine industry workers