SBC Equine Studies
Horsemanship Certificate Program
Horseback Activity is considered by many to be therapeutic; a famous horse quote says that “the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a Man”. The Sitting Bull College Equine Studies Program strives to maintain a cultural tradition of horsemanship, which is not only an aspect of Dakota/Lakota Culture but a heritage of the livestock industry of the region.
The Certificate Program Combines six core Equine studies Courses with general education requirements for a nine month certificate program, Students have the opportunity to learn about health and nutrition, maintenance, history, equitation, training, and opportunities in the Equine industry. Students are required to implement practices learned in the classroom in unique hands on application on an individual equine project, after the successful completion of all of the required course work; the program will transfer ownership of the animal to the graduated student.
The SBC Horsemanship Program provides Continuing Education Opportunities,
Clinics are held in the following;
- Colt Starting
- Rodeo Rough Stock
Other activities that we provide are;
Riding Academy is an opportunity for Children to participate with their parents in riding instruction.
Rodeo Club SBC Rodeo Club strives to offer students the opportunity to compete in Intercollegiate competition in the Great Plains Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Currently scholarships are being offered to students who attain membership and compete in the Association.
The Student Rodeo Club is also the main Sponsor for SBC YOUTH Rodeo Association; members have the opportunity to compete in a rodeo season of five or more events that culminate in a prestigious awards ceremony that is held at Prairie Knights Casino. Event Winners receive Trophy Buckles, and other prizes. In the 2010 Season five divisions of competition were held for Pee Wee- Collegiate level competitors.
- The Program strive to Provide opportunity and Services,
Currently participating with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Equine Assisted therapy Program as well as with local producers and trainers.
For More Information Contact
Joe Dunn, Horsemanship Director
Sitting Bull College
9299 Highway 24
Fort Yates, ND 58538
Phone: (701) 854-8015
Fax: (701) 854-2013