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im going to go to college and im wanting to know which colleges are known for their rodeo programs or other western riding programs.i would like it to be somewheres in the lower area of the u.s.. either south or southwest area, any help would be great!!!
 

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i also heard that wyoming had a good rodeo program. is this true?sorry if this isnt in the right spot!
 

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We ride against Murray State University in the IHSA shows, but I believe they have a rodeo team as well. I'm not sure if the school is know specifically for their horse program, but they have one of the better ones in the area. And their coach is pretty cool. That's in Kentucky. Middle Tennessee State University also has an excellent horse science program. They have a stock seat team, but I don't think they do rodeo.
Those are the only schools in the region that I have personal experience with. I would suggest checking out princetonreview.com
It has a search engine where you can fill out all of the criteria you're looking for, size, majors, athletics, region, etc., and it will give you a list of schools that fit what you're looking for. Should give you a better idea of what's out there.
 

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kk thnx!!!
 

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College of Southern Idaho has one of teh best rodeo teams in the country. Utah State and Utah Valley State College have rodeo teams that are not bad. University of Wyoming has a good program and so does the college in Casper but I forget what it's called.
 

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i don't know what all they have exactly, however i know there's quite a bit to offer at kansas state university... i'd know more if it was feasible for me to actually be GOING there opposed to a community college.
 

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There are tons of big colleges in my area that offer some kind of equine program, whether it is competative or just for learning things like rodeo and show programs. West Texas A&M University and Oklahoma State University both have equine programs, I think.

Here is a site with a list of colleges with equine programs but I have no idea what any of them are like.
http://www.equusite.com/articles/other/otherEducationCollege.shtml
 

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NIRA (National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association) National Standings as of Feb.16, 2010

Women's Team Points 1.
Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo
CAPSLO 2,648.00 2.
Montana State University
MTSU 2,173.00 3.
Dickinson State University
DICKSN 2,171.50 4.
University of Montana, Western
UMTW 1,814.00 5.
Weber State University
WEBER 1,629.00 6.
Gillette College
GILLET 1,590.00 7.
New Mexico State University
NMSU 1,453.00 8.
Central Arizona College
CAZC 1,418.00 9.
Texas A&M University
TXAMU 1,388.00 10.
Sam Houston State University
SAMSU 1,375.50 11.
Tarleton State University
TARLET 1,375.00 12.
Hill College
HILL 1,371.50 13.
South Plains College
SPLNS 1,365.00 14.
South Dakota St Univ
SDSU 1,364.50 15.
Idaho State University
IDSU 1,324.50 16.
Northeast Texas Community College
NETXCC 1,292.33 17.
Texas Tech University-Lubbock
TXTUL 1,260.00 18.
Black Hills State University
BLKHIL 1,208.50 19.
Troy University
TROY 1,137.50 20.
Western Texas College
WTXC 1,135.00 20.
University of Montana
UMT 1,135.00 22.
University of Tennessee-Martin
UTNM 1,130.00 23.
Northwest College
NWC 1,124.50 24.
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
UNVLV 1,104.50 25.
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
NWOKSU 1,005.00
 

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Wow, I didn't even know that some of those colleges even had Rodeo teams. From those rodeo results I saw three from Utah. Utah Valley University, Utah State, and Weber State. However I will also vouch with Kevin on this and say that the college of Southern Idaho has a great team.
 

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Yes, CSI has a great team. They focus on the roughstock events. Which means the men's team. There are not many scholarships given to timed event cow boys or cow girls. With Shawn Davis' retirement (former Rodeo coach and world champion bronc rider) that may change.
 

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im leaning toward texas, idaho and utah sounds like good shcools but im used to a really warm climate so i prefer colleges in the southern or southwestern areas.
 
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