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Dr. Malcolm Commer Dr. Amy Ordakowski Ms. Erin Petersen . University of Maryland. Cooperative Effort. Equine Faculty. Malcolm Commer, PhD Equine Business Management Equine Extension Economist Erin Petersen, M.S. Equine Business Management Program Coordinator Adult Horse Extension

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Dr. Malcolm Commer

Dr. Amy Ordakowski

Ms. Erin Petersen

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Equine Faculty

  • Malcolm Commer, PhD

    • Equine Business Management

    • Equine Extension Economist

  • Erin Petersen, M.S.

    • Equine Business ManagementProgram Coordinator

    • Adult Horse Extension

  • Amy Ordakowski, PhD

    • ANSC Equine Classes

    • Youth Horse Extension:

      • Maryland 4-H Horse Program

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    • B.S. in Animal Science (ANSC)

    • Equine Business Management Certification Program (IAA)

    • Facilities and Horses

    • Extracurricular Activities


    • Adult Extension programs

    • Youth Extension programs

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ANSC Undergraduate Program

  • ANSC Major with Equine Emphasis:

    • Science/Professional (Pre-Vet)

    • Industry/Management

  • Equine Courses

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ANSC Equine Courses

  • Horse Management

    • Horse Industry, Careers, Pasture Management, Business Management, Equine Law, Facilities Management, and Health Management

  • Equine Science

    • Anatomy, Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Reproduction, Genetics, Health and Disease

  • Equine Exercise Physiology

  • Seven equine courses offered in the IAA

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Ridden and shown in in-house shows by UM Equestrian Club

Used in hands-on laboratories

UM Horses

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Extracurricular Activities

  • UM Equestrian Club

  • UM Equestrian Team

  • Veterinary Science Club

  • Animal Husbandry

  • Internships

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IAA Equine Courses

  • Equine Business Management

    • Business structure, financial management, legal issues, marketing

  • Equine Behavior

    • Normal and abnormal behavior, learning, training and conditioning

  • Equine Health Management

    • Disease identification, medications, routine care, minor injury care

  • Equine Nutrition

    • Fundamentals of equine nutrition and feeding

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IAA Equine Courses

  • Pasture Management/Hay Production

    • Species selection, nutrient management, hay-makingtechniques, grazing management

  • Equine Reproduction Management

    • Anatomy and physiology of genital tracts, survey of reproductive techniques, infertility, mare, foal, and stallion management

  • Equine Industry Applications

    • English and Western riding disciplines, racing and betting, as well as visits to Maryland equestrian facilities

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Recent Renovations



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Recent Renovations

Standing Stalls  Box Stalls

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Future Renovations

Outdoor Ring

Run-In Shed

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Adult Extension

  • Provide equine information to the public

  • Legislative and legal issues

  • Marketing

  • Develop educational resources

  • Give support to horse industry organizations

  • UM Seminar Series at Horse World Expo


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Youth Extension

  • Provide statewide educational leadership in the area of equine science and management

  • Provide educational leadership to the Maryland 4-H Horse Program including:

    • Educational Resources, Rules and Regulations, State Horse Contests, Fundraising, 4-H Horse Advisory Committee

  • Construct and maintain the Maryland 4-H Horse Program Web Site

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MD 4-H Horse ProgramActivities

  • Horse Project Books

  • Performance Levels

  • State Contests:

    • Public Speaking, Judging, Bowl, Hippology, Jamboree, State Fair, Dressage Show

  • National Contests

  • Annual Maryland Horseman’s Party

Young rider at

Wicomico Horse Show

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Contact Us


  • Malcolm Commer (IAA)

    • Ph: 410-531-0534; [email protected]

  • Erin Petersen (IAA)

    • Ph: 301-405-4690; [email protected]

  • Amy Ordakowski (ANSC)

    • Ph: 301-405-8337; [email protected]