Ask the Students: Do Any Students Get Four-Year Degrees Prior to Attending Meredith Manor?

by Samantha Capoferri-Fellin
Instructor, Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre

This Ask the Students question comes from Jordyn Clutter:

ďDo any students get a degree at a traditional four year school, then decide to go to Meredith Manor and make a career of the horse industry instead?Ē

Student responses include:

  • "I feel that I need to follow my passion in life and in my work in order to be successful and I found that although my degrees were very worthwhile and led to the good jobs that I got after college, I wasnít satisfied with that."
  • "If you already have a four year college degree but donít feel like thatís making you successful in your career, then you should definitely look into a more non-traditional approach at a place like Meredith Manor to get your equine career going."
    Claudia Boyle
  • "I think it was helpful to get my four year degree before coming to Meredith Manor because I was prepared to work, I knew that this is what I wanted to do, I was organized, and I was motivated."
    Mikki Fallow

If you have questions for our students, post them on the Meredith Manor Facebook page and we'll do our best to get them answered!


Meredith Manor is an equestrian career college dedicated to preparing students for hands-on, equestrian careers as trainers, instructors, equine massage therapists, stable managers, farriers and more. If you want a career with horses and are considering attending Meredith Manor, request an information packet to learn more.



So many things have happened with my riding and career that I would never have been able to accomplish had it not been for this school. Thank you Meredith Manor, I love you all.
Aimee Fortner: 2002 Riding Master VI Graduate