Barn Crew University

Welcome to Barn Crew University!

BCU was created to provide the hard-working barn staff and working students with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in different aspects of the equestrian world.

Each month there will be a new topic introduced and focused on. There will be a bulletin board in the main lobby with general info about the topic and a sign-up sheet to attend the class. The classes will be 1-2 hours long and taught by an array of Thorncroft senior staff and instructors. There will also be opportunities to attend sessions/clinics taught by specials guests.

2022 Enrollment requirements:

  • Must be at least 13 years old
  • Must be a working student/barn staff member
  • Must be ready and excited to learn

2022 minimum Requirements

–     Must attend 6 classes

–     Must volunteer for a combined 5 hours at Thorncroft fundraising events

*A breakdown of what is required to achieve different degrees is included below.

Graduation Ceremony will be held in Dec 2022, this celebration will include presentation of degrees, food, beverages and a good time socializing with peers.

Yellow Ribbon:

  • 6 Classes completed
  • 5 hours of volunteer work at Thorncroft events

Red Ribbon:

  • 8 Classes completed
  • 9 Hours of volunteer work at Thorncroft events

Blue Ribbon:

  • 10 Classes completed
  • 12 hours of volunteer work at Thorncroft events


  • 12 classes completed
  • 15 hours of volunteer work at Thorncroft events

For each level of the degrees, the graduate will receive a diploma and a corresponding swag bag.

There will be a binder, that will keep track of each student’s progress, attended classes and volunteer hours.

To sign-up please contact Thorncroft’s Barn Manager at

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