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Readers of national equestrian publication rate William Woods EQS program as second best college equestrian program in the nation

The elite Equestrian Studies (EQS) program at William Woods University(WWU) has been rated as the second best college or university equestrian program in the U.S., according to voting by the readers of a popular national equestrian publication.

In its annual “Reader’s Choice” issue for August 2022, Show Horse Today awarded the William Woods EQS program with its PleasureHorse.com and Show Horse Today Reader’s Choice Silver Award for Excellence in the Horse Industry in the category of Best College/University Equine Program. William Woods’ lofty ranking was just behind the University of Findlay (Findlay, Ohio) which took the Gold, but ahead of Auburn University, with the Bronze.

The publication can be found here: https://www.showhorsetoday.com/2022/09/show-horse-today-2022-readers-choice-results-issue/

“We always strive for excellence in the EQS program at William Woods, and it is always gratifying when that commitment results in national recognition,” said Jennie Petterson, Dean of Equestrian Studies at WWU. “Show Horse Today’s rankings include some of the top individuals and companies in the Equestrian world, and we could not be more proud to be counted among them.”

Jennie Petterson, Dean of Equestrian Studies

Show Horse Today is a multi-breed publication which covers the major organizations of the equestrian industry, including the American Quarter Horse Association (AHQA), American Paint Horse Association (APHA), Appaloosa Horse Club (APHC), and more. Its Reader’s Choice awards issue includes a wide variety of categories in the industry, including Best All-Around Breeding Program, Trainer, Stallion, Bootmaker/Store, Championship/World Show, and many others. More than 65,000 votes were cast in the rankings.

“The readership of Show Horse Today is very equestrian educated and competition-oriented,” said Petterson. “Being recognized in these prestigious national rankings truly illustrates the quality of the EQS program we have at The Woods,” she said. For more on the William Woods EQS Program, please visit here: https://www.williamwoods.edu/academics/undergraduate/programs_and_degrees/equestrian/bachelors_equestrian_science.html