School Review: Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre
Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre was founded in 1963 in Waverly, West Virginia, as an outlet for horse riding lessons. Since then, it has progressed into one of the top universities in the world for students interested in a career in the horse industry. Their programs range in duration from 3 to 18 months, and every program the schools offers is dedicated to producing professional horse riders, trainers, and field instructors.
Meredith Manor employs ten experienced and trained instructors that have been highly involved with and published in the fields that they teach. The president of Meredith Manor, Ronald W. Meredith, received an Honorary Doctorate of Equestrian Studies in 1981 from Salem College. Financial aid packages are available to students of Meredith Manor. Students interested in applying for financial aid must fill out a FAFSA as well as the materials in the school's financial aid package.
Meredith Manor awards trade degrees in the fields of professional horse riding, training, and educational instruction. Their programs range in length, and students are placed in courses according to their level of experience and ability. Their programs in clued Riding Master 1-6, Equine Science Master, Shoeing Short Course, and an Equine Science Master with a Farrier Emphasis. In addition, Meredith Manor offers short 12-week courses that enable students to receive an introduction to the Riding Master programs. Click here to view their school catalog.
Meredith Manor is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training. Students of Meredith Manor spend at least 8 hours a week in instructed riding classes. In addition, Meredith Manor has more than 145 horses that are used in their programs including Quarter Horses, Paints, Warmbloods, Thoroughbreds, Arabians, Morgans, Drafts, Fresians, and Halflingers. Graduates of Meredith Manor are provided with lifetime job placement services.