What We Offer
CCE Equine provides educational workshops and one-on-one visits with horse owner on topics, such as, horse health, pasture management, forage quality, business planning, marketing, and basic management practices. In addition to developing workshop templates, CCE Equine holds the Annual Saratoga Horse Symposium that attracts horse owners from throughout the northeast. The Symposium has gained considerable recognition in the equestrian world. The speakers are among the most respected in the equine community, both in New York State and nationally. The event provides educational workshops, and riding clinics. The Horseman’s Social, an event held once or twice a year, allows the horse community to come together and network.
CCE Equine, a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, was established in 2006 through funds provided by the New York Farm Viability Institute*. The program was created due to a need for equine education for adults in Saratoga County. Since then, CCE Educators have reached out to clientele in surrounding counties in the Capital Region and beyond.
In the past, CCE Equine has partnered with the New York Farm Viability Institute to host listening sessions with horse owners around the state. The input was used to identify and prioritize opportunities and barriers of having a horse farm business in New York State. The priorities have been used by the New York Farm Viability Institute Board of Directors in their project funding decisions. The results of the listening sessions are available at www.nyfvi.org by clicking “Farmer-Identified Opportunity and Barrier Reports.”
Riding, training and confinement will make horses sore.Our job is to detect our horse’s soreness before it snowballs into loss of performance, lameness and negative behaviors.
NYS 4-H Equine Youth Specialist/ Extension Resource Educator, Saratoga County
518-885-8995 ext. 2206
Last updated August 4, 2022