What is the Tennessee Master Horse Program?


The Tennessee Master Horse Program is an educational program designed to provide a foundation of science-based equine nutrition, management and environmental information applicable to all horse owners and those interested in equine well-being. Using a combination of classroom discussion and hands-on teaching to cover a wide variety of equine-related topics to equip attendees with the knowledge needed to implement best management practices on their operations and improve equine care.

The driving force behind the TMHP is to raise the level of education and improve overall success of horse owners and producers within the state. Additionally, by improving management practices and providing the opportunity for intellectual growth, equine producers and business owners can continue to expand this vital portion of Tennessee agriculture. By providing science-based, objective information families, youth, and the community can generate or continue to build upon their existing knowledge base and ensure success of the equine industry for years to come.


Upcoming Classes

Tennessee Master Horse Program; Stewart County
Locations: Stewart County Riding Arena and Stewart County Visitors Center
Participants do not need to be residents of Stewart County to attend.
April 9, 6PM
Equine Health
Dr. Lew Strickland
April 17, 6PM
Responsible Horse Ownership and Equine Nutrition
Dr. Jennie Ivey
April 21, 2PM
Training, Showing, Hauling, and Behavior
Joe Griffy
April, 23, 6PM
Equine Economics and Law
Dr. Xiurui Iris" Cui
April 30, 6PM
Forage and Pasture
Joe Griffy and Laurie Mobley

Registration deadline is April 2, 2018. 
Course Cost: $150 per participant, includes attendance for all course dates, educational materials, meals, forage test, and incentives upon course completion.
Registration Information and Contact Person: For more information, or to register for this course, contact Joe Griffy at (931) 232-5682 or jgriffy1@utk.edu. Link to download program flyer​. ​



For more information about the Tennessee Master Horse Program, please contact Jennie Ivey, jzivey@utk.edu. (865) 974-3157

Or Contact your local County Extension Office for information on a Tennessee Master Horse Program near you.