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Steven Cooper

Steven Cooper; Oklahoma State University; Department of Animal and Food Sciences; Faculty Page; Curriculum Vitae; Horse Judging Coach

Dr. Steven CooperContact

Associate Professor

Office: 109B Animal Science

Phone: 405.744.9278

Email: steven.cooper@okstate.edu

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Curriculum Vitae

Ranch Riding

OSU Horse Judging

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Teaching

Dr. Cooper is an associate professor in our department. He teaches Horse Management and Production, Horse Science, Animal and Production Evaluation, Training and Psychology of the Young Horse, Special Problems, and Topics in Equine Nutrition.

Extension

Dr. Cooper conducts youth and adult judging clinics within and outside the state and has taught both judging and horsemanship clinics for AQHA in other countries. Other industry related activities include serving as a judging contest official and reasons taker at the National FFA Convention, International Equine Judges Seminar, AQHA Youth World, APHA Youth World and numerous state level 4-H competitions. Dr. Cooper coaches the OSU Horse Judging Team and also serves an AQHA and Ranch Horse Versatility carded judge.


About Dr. Cooper

Dr. Steven Cooper is an associate professor at Oklahoma State University and director of the equine teaching and research program in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences. His responsibilities include teaching both lecture and hands-on courses as well as supervising the Quarter Horse production herd, coaching the horse judging team and assisting with youth and adult outreach programs within the state.

Dr. Cooper has coached six out of eight of OSU’s AQHA World Championships, including the 2016 World Champion Team which made OSU history by becoming the first equine judging team to ever go undefeated all season, and five reserve world champion college teams. He conducts youth and adult judging clinics within and outside the state and has taught both judging and horsemanship clinics for AQHA in other countries. Other industry related activities include serving as a judging contest official and reasons taker at the National FFA Convention, International Equine Judges Seminar, AQHA Youth World, APHA Youth World and numerous state level 4-H competitions.

On a personal note, Dr. Cooper received his B.S. from Texas Tech in 1992, his M.S. from University of Illinois in 1994 and Ph.D. from Oklahoma State in 1998. He is married to Emily and has two sons, Braden and Bryce.

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