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Hocking College Horses Retire to Nearby Athens County Farm

by Matt Berry

NELSONVILLE, Ohio—Two of Hocking College's long-serving horses rode off into the sunset last week to begin their retirement.

National Rescue Dog Day Celebrates Shelter Adoptions

by Tracey A. Maine

Tuesday, May 20, is National Rescue Dog Day!

K-9 Military Veterans Day: The Role Dogs Have Played in War

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

While dogs are man's best friends, they’ve also helped save countless lives by serving in the military. March 13 is K-9 Veterans Day, a day in which everyone can reflect on the importance and impact military dogs have today and throughout history.  

Raise Your Paws for Responsible Pet Owners Month!

by Tracey A. Maine

February 2020 is Responsible Pet Owners Month!

Hocking College breaks ground on $2 mil. equine arena

by Matt Berry

NELSONVILLE, Ohio Hocking College broke ground on a new approximately $2 million equine arena Thursday evening, Feb. 20, 2020.


The 30,000 square foot building will be built on the school’s Nelsonville campus in what is now an overflow parking lot.


Site work will begin immediately, and construction of the building itself is expected to finish by the end of the year.


Planning for the building began last year, and Hocking College Chief of Staff Jeff Daubenmire said when people drive into campus, the massive structure will be the first thing they see.

Show your pet you love them, make yourself a good owner

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

We all love our pets, but loving them and doing what's best for them is sometimes very different.

10 Romantic Movies Inspired by Majors Offered at Hocking College

by Tracey A. Maine

During February many people get in the mood to watch romantic movies in anticipation of Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14.  

Basic Training Methods To Try For National Dog Training Month

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

For many people, January is a time where you determine a new year's resolution. Often times these will be to get in better shape or to cut out coffee, but a great resolution to consider for 2020 is training your four-legged friend. Afterall, January is National Train Your Dog Month.

Program Manager Wins Championship Title at National Thoroughbred Show

by Tim Brunicardi

Hocking College's Equine Program Manager, Bethany Siehr, recently competed and placed in the third annual Thoroughbred Incentive Program National Championship.

Overall, some 500 thoroughbreds competed in a total of 26 divisions comprising English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Dressage, Western Dressage, Hunters, and Jumpers.

What is Animal Assisted Therapy?

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Animal Assisted Therapy is one of many new programs offered here at Hocking College. This program offers students two paths you can choose an equine track which will focus on training and therapy of horses or canine which focuses on man's best friend.

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