Thursday, August 6, 2020

Summer Equestrian College Courses Online

At St. Lawrence University

Prof. Piper Klemm, Ph. D. | Summer Equestrian College Courses Online

This summer, join Prof. Klemm for three online college courses at St. Lawrence University covering topics in equestrian coaching, business, and history.

Dr. Piper Klemm received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012 and became publisher of The Plaid Horse in 2014. Since 2018, she has taught courses at St. Lawrence University, a small liberal arts college in Canton, New York.

Three Online Summer Courses : June 1 - July 1, 2021

  • 1. GNDR 3078: Business and Bias in the Equestrian Industry
  • 2. SSES 3019: Grit, Toughness, and Contemporary Equestrian Coaching
  • 3. SSES 3020: English Riding: History, Culture, and Industry Evolution

St. Lawrence University is a small liberal arts college founded in 1856 in Canton, New York.

Completion of all 3 courses will earn:

The Plaid Horse Certification in Equestrian Studies

Meet Your Professor: Dr. Piper Klemm, Ph.D

Piper Klemm, Ph.D., is the Publisher of The Plaid Horse Magazine and an Adjunct Professor at St. Lawrence University. She received her B.S. with Honors in Chemistry from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 2012 studying inorganic lanthanides for molecular imaging in the lab of Professor Kenneth N. Raymond.

She has been the Publisher of The Plaid Horse since 2014, co-authored the Show Strides series for young riders, is a co-host of the #Plaidcast, has a pony leasing business, and runs various entrepreneurial projects. Her mission is to educate young equestrians in every facet of our industry and empower in particular young women to find their voice and story and share them. She shows in the amateur hunter divisions with her horse of a lifetime, MTM Sandwich.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why take a summer equestrian-themed online course at St. Lawrence University?

  • Interest in a lucrative equestrian career
  • Networking and industry connections
  • Resume booster for pre-college or students planning to transfer
  • College credit to ease the load on busy semesters

Why online?

  • You don’t miss any horse shows or days at the barn
  • Can travel freely
  • Interact with famous equestrians through Guest Lectures
  • Incredible peer group to form friendships and industry networking

What Does Each Course Look Like?

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

1. Don Diego Scholarship for Participants in the Del Mar National Horse Show
2. The Andrew Ryback Photography Scholarship
3. The HorseLinc Scholarship
4. SAHJA Scholarship Program
5. Nation Media’s Annual Diversity Scholarship
6. Fund Your Own Scholarship. Any money you raise with your name in the Donation Details will be automatically applied to your tuition. Donors receive an instant donation tax statement.

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