Laura Ward

Assistant Professor, Equestrian Studies


Areas of Expertise:

  • Equine Management
  • Longlining and driving
  • History of the Breeds of Horses
  • Equine Anatomy
  • Equine Nutrition
  • Careers in the horse industry
  • Summer riding campus/programs
  • Equestrian programs-college/university


  • M.S., Agricultural Education, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
  • B.S., Equestrian Science, William Woods University, 1982

Professional Achievements:

  • Faculty member William Woods University since 1991; division chair since 1998-2005
  • Trained and showed Morgan horses in both halter and performance and taught Saddle Seat equitation, Jaklee Farms, Wis.
  • University of Wisconsin Extension 4-H Youth Agent of Pierce County, Wis.


  • United States Equestrian Federation
  • American Morgan Horse Association
  • Morgan Horse Heritage Foundation
  • American Saddlebred Horse Association
  • United Professional Horsemens' Association
  • American Carriage Driving Association
  • American Youth Horse Council

Honors and/or awards:

  • Dads’ Association-Louis D. Beaumont Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1994