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Top-notch, interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate education, world-class equine research and unmatched service to the equine industry - all in one place.

UK Ag Equine Programs serves as the front door to equine work being done at the University of Kentucky, representing the breadth and depth of all things equine in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. It exemplifies the college’s long-term commitment to serving the equine industry and horse enthusiasts regionally, nationally and internationally.

UK Ag Equine Programs, formerly the Equine Initiative, was launched in 2005 when the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment set out to radically change how it served Kentucky’s signature equine industry and provide a suite of services appropriate for a land-grant university. In a nod acknowledging the success of those efforts and a continued commitment to the state’s equine industry, the college adopted the name UK Ag Equine Programs in early 2012 to better position its equine programs for continued success.

Education, research and extension/outreach are the hallmarks of a land-grant institution and equine programming at UK checks each of those boxes with robust offerings.