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Michael Dowling - IHSA Hunt Seat Coach

Assistant Professor of Equine Studies – Centenary College, New Jersey
Co-Coach ANRC Team
Co-Coach IHSA Team

Academic Accomplishments

  • B.A. Fairfield University  Fairfield, CT
  • Diploma in International Relations  University of Lancaster, England


Having been involved with horses for the past 30 years, Michael Dowling brings a great deal of equine experience to Centenary College’s Equine Department. Academically diverse studies from Fairfield University in Connecticut and awarded a Rotary Scholarship to the University of Lancaster in Lancashire, England round out his education. Following studies in England, Michael opened Windham Hill, a training facility in northwestern New Jersey where the focus is on training and preparing horses and riders for the show ring.

His students have gone on to win classes at prestigious horse shows including The National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden, Devon Horse Show, Harrisburg, Washington International and the FEI Young Riders.  Managing and qualifying  both horses and riders for regional, zone, and national hunter and equitation finals and more recently bringing riders to the Grand Prix level in the jumper ring.  Michael  currently owns and operates Windham Hill, a training facility in Far Hills, New Jersey and Ocala, Florida.

Along with horse show management (including The Gladstone Horse Show), judging, stewarding and course designing at recognized and unrecognized events, as well as giving clinics on both east and west coasts, Michael  brings his knowledge and experience to the students of Centenary College.

This biography is from the Centenary College website.

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