Undergraduate Education

Students at the Middleburg AREC

The Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech are proud to offer an innovative, unique learning opportunity for undergraduate students of equine science. The program is based at Virginia Tech’s Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension (MARE) Center, a 420-acre facility in the heart of Northern Virginia’s hunt country.

The Equine Studies Program at Middleburg will allow students to actively participate in all aspects of sporthorse management and research while simultaneously engaging in coursework. This is an immersive learning environment designed for those students who have a strong interest in gaining more experience in the horse industry, academia or the veterinary or biological sciences.