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Antilley Joins Department of Animal Science Faculty

Posted: August 22, 2016

Teri Antilley, Ph.D., will be Senior Instructor of Equine Science and Equine Extension Specialist

Teri Antilley, Ph.D., joined the faculty of Penn State's Department of Animal Science on August 15 as Senior Instructor of Equine Science and Equine Extension Specialist. Her primary duties will be overseeing the Pennsylvania 4-H youth horse program.

Antilley earned her Ph.D. at Texas A&M University in agricultural leadership, education & communications, with an emphasis on extension education; her M.S. in animal science with an emphasis on equine nutrition at Texas A&M; and her B.S. in animal science at Texas A&M.

She had been an extension program specialist at Texas A&M since May 2006, organizing and conducting the summer horsemanship school program, horse judging contests and workshops, and co-managing the Texas State 4-H Horse Show.  She served two years as extension assistant at Texas A&M, serving as assistant manager for the State 4-H Horse Show and working with the horsemanship program, judging contests and other educational activities.

Dr. Terry Etherton, Head of the Department of Animal Science, said, "I am elated to welcome Dr. Antilley to Pennsylvania. Her wealth of experience and leadership in the equine industry in Texas will be a significant addition to Pennsylvania's important and extensive 4-H equine program. She will be a valuable asset to the entire industry."

Antilley said, "I am very excited to be starting at Penn State as a senior instructor and equine Extension specialist. I am looking forward to working with everyone, gaining insight into the horse industry of Pennsylvania and working with the very strong 4-H equine program."

A Texas native, Antilley served as the State 4-H Roundup Superintendent of the horse judging contest and the horse educational presentations contest. She was assistant superintendent of the horse judging contest at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and Superintendent of the horse judging contest for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.

She has been recognized with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Superior Service Award and as a member of the Texas A&M Horse Judging Team received individual and team awards at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress and World Show and the National Reining Horse Association Futurity.

She has extensive experience in organizing and conducting county, district and state horse judging contests, camps and workshops, and as part of her responsibilities at Texas A&M taught basic to advanced horsemanship skills to youth and adults of various abilities.

Antilley authored or co-authored numerous papers on caring for horses, safety awareness and youth and collegiate judging and coaching. She has international experience as a coordinator/instructor at the AQHA International Horsemanship Camps in Germany and the Netherlands.