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Centenary University Graduate Makes National Mark in Equine Industry

Having only graduated back in May, 22 year old Michael Andrade from Poughquag, New York, has already assured his mark on the equine industry. Having won two national riding championships, Andrade is now advancing his career at a world-renowned farm.

Competing on the University’s ANRC (American National Riding Commission) team, Andrade won two consecutive championships, and recently in May placed third for the prestigious Cacchione Cup at the intercollegiate Horse Show Association. Now, Andrade is on track to achieve his dream of becoming a top trainer in the equine industry, with a full-time job at Heritage farms, a world-renowned facility with locations in New York and Florida.

Centenary’s national reputation for excellence in equine studies made Andrade’s college choice easy. “I knew I wanted to make riding my profession, so I only applied to Centenary,” he said. You can do anything with this program. Centenary has been amazing.”

by Tyler Raymond

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