Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College (NHSC) is a tribal college chartered by the Three Affiliated Tribes, located in New Town, ND and is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of Schools and Colleges (HLC). NHSC's doors are open to all students regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity. NHSC takes pride in our commitment to student's education and success both in the classroom as well as outside; offering ample time for research, experiential learning, and activities that develop the intellect and skills that carry us through life.
NHSC is the only tribal college in the nation offering a degree in Equine Studies. We offer specializations in Natural Horsemanship, Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies, and Equine Business. Student's hands-on equine coursework takes place in a 150 x 250 heated indoor arena located at the Healing Horse Ranch, near Parshall, ND. Students have access to the arena during open riding times as well as the opportunity to participate in a myriad of equine events and activities offered at the ranch.
Students complete courses in modern methods of Natural Horsemanship and horse care, many of which are transferable to the best four year Equine Degree programs. Additionally, our students study and honor the special cultural relationship between horses and tribes, by participating in horse culture events and by completing the course Great Plains Indian Horsemanship.
Students participate in and assist in hosting NHSC sponsored equine events, including 15-time World Champion Reined Cowhorse trainer and clinician Les Vogt, Natural Horsemanship licensed clinician Jenny Trainor, Feet First Natural Horsemanship with Tom Wagoner, Natural Horsemanship and Cowhorse seminar with Joe Wolter, and our Speed Time 7:30 Barrel Racing Series all held at the Healing Horse Ranch. Additionally, we host and attend cultural events including Horse Mask Making workshops, Spirit of the Horse with John Eagle, Sr., and more.
Fort Berthold has a rich history of relationship with the land, people, and animals through their renowned bottomland gardens and horse culture. The NHSC Equine Studies program strives to maintain and honor these tradition through study of Natural Horsemanship and wellness, which are both an aspect of MHA Nation culture and of the ranching and rodeo heritage of the region. Natural Horsemanship is all about relationships, we therefore invite you to be a part of our family and heritage while you pursue your passion.