Andrea Kocher

Andrea Kocher

  • Instructor of Equine Science and Equine Extension Specialist
  • Undergraduate Adviser
314 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Equine Science
  • Youth Equine Education
  • Equine Management
  • Horsemanship

Education

  • M.P.S. Animal Science, Penn State University, 2012
  • B.S. Animal Science, Penn State University, 2004

Andrea is an equine extension specialist and Instructor of Equine Science at Penn State's University Park campus. She holds a Bachelor's and Masters Degree from Penn State in Animal Science with a concentration in Equine Science.

Andrea's youth extension programs focus on supporting the PA 4-H Horse Program through curriculum development and programmatic implementation. She also develops state 4-H horse curriculum and reference materials for youth, leaders, and county staff. Andrea also assists with the development, coordination of educational programs, horse shows, judging contests, clinics and seminars. The major youth extension events that she is involved with include: State Days Horse Judging Contest, 4-H Animal Science Camp, State 4-H Competitive Trail Ride, Horse Quiz Bowl at Ag Progress Days, PA State 4-H Horse Show and the Junior Horse Championship Show.

Andrea also develops, directs and assists with educational programs including Winning Ways horsemanship clinics and Ag Progress Days Equine Educational Program and the Penn State Horse Show Judges School. Andrea prepares and presents educational programs on equine use and management throughout the state as well as collaborates with equine industry groups and breed organizations

As part of her department contributions, Andrea teaches undergraduate courses in introductory equine production and management; currently assist with production, merchandising, and equine industry issues and careers courses. She advises and assists students in academic and career planning and job placement as well as recruits prospective students and promote university's equine programs. Andrea also serves as the co-adviser to the Collegiate Horseman's Association at Penn State(CHAPS) student club. 

Publications

State Show Vendor Information, Kocher, Andrea, 2021

Junior and Dressage Horse Entry Details, Kocher, Andrea, 2021

Horse Enrollment Form, Kocher, Andrea, 2021

How to Read a Feed Label, Kocher, Andrea, 2020

Horse Vitals Record Worksheet, Kocher, Andrea, 2020

Feed and Hay Worksheet, Kocher, Andrea, 2020

State Show Vendor Information, Kocher, Andrea, 2020

State Horse Show Entry Information, Kocher, Andrea, 2020

Junior and Dressage Horse Entry Details, Kocher, Andrea, 2020

Horse Enrollment Form, Kocher, Andrea, 2020

Working Hunter and Low Working Hunter Score Sheet, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2019

Shared Horse Guidelines, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2019

Ranch Riding Score Sheet, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2019

Over Fences Guidelines, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2019

Obstacle Trail Guidelines, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2019

Novice Reining Score Sheet, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2019

Miniature Horse Jumping Score Sheet, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2019

Miniature Horse Jumping Guidelines, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2019

Mini In Hand Trail Score Sheet, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2019

Low Equitation and Equitation Over Fences Score Sheet, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2019

Hunter Hack Score Sheet, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2019

Horse Show Management Guidelines, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2019

Helmet Guidelines, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2019

Driving Horsemanship skills Explanation Sheets, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2019

Driving and Harnessing Guidelines, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2019

Dressage Guidelines, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2019

Bit Guidelines, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2019

Pennsylvania 4-H Horse Show Rule Book, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Josepch, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lew, 2019

State Performance Horse Entry Details, Kocher, Andrea, 2019

How Hard is Your Head?, Kocher, Andrea, Trumble, Lewis, 2019

State Show Vendor Information, Kocher, Andrea, 2019

State Horse Show Entry Information, Kocher, Andrea, 2019

Junior Horse Entry Details, Kocher, Andrea, 2019

Horse Enrollment Form, Kocher, Andrea, 2019

State Performance Horse Entry Details, Kocher, Andrea, 2018

State Show Vendor Information, Kocher, Andrea, 2018

State Horse Show Entry Information, Kocher, Andrea, 2018

Junior Horse Entry Details, Kocher, Andrea, 2018

Horse Enrollment Form, Kocher, Andrea, 2018

Low Equitation and Equitation Over Fences Score Sheet, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2017

Hunter Hack Score Sheet, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Joseph, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lewis, 2017

Pennsylvania 4-H Horse Show Rule Book, Kocher, Andrea, Bickel, Bethany, Clark, Tammy, Snover, Amy, Stanco, Josepch, Zang, Donna, Trumble, Lew, 2017

State Performance Horse Entry Details, Kocher, Andrea, 2017

State Show Vendor Information, Kocher, Andrea, 2017

State Horse Show Entry Information, Kocher, Andrea, 2017

Junior Horse Entry Details, Kocher, Andrea, 2017

Horse Enrollment Form, Kocher, Andrea, 2017

The pattern of thoroughbred growth is affected by a foal's birthdate
Livestock Science, Kocher, Andrea, Burton Staniar, W., 2013