- Paige Linne
- Lecturer, Equine Science
- 249 Kleberg
Linne was born and raised in Arizona and began riding at an early age. During this time she developed a strong foundation in equine science through 4-H educational activities as well as training two horses. This early foundation led Paige to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science at Texas A&M University.
As an undergraduate, Paige participated in the Stock Horse Team before becoming a member of the Women’s Equestrian Team reining squad. Upon graduation, Paige entered the Equine Industry Management Masters Degree Program at Texas A&M. While earning her Masters Degree, she has served as an Animal Science department graduate assistant and coach of the Texas A&M Stock Horse Team. From 2015-2017, Paige coached the Stock Horse team to winning multiple Stock Horse of Texas (SHTX) and American Stock Horse Association (ASHA) Champions and Reserve Champions titles. The National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) awarded Linne their Young Alumni Award in 2017, recognizing a former student athlete’s hard work and accomplishments in the two years immediately following their graduation.
During graduate school, Paige served as intern to the NCEA with the goal of researching potential grant funding opportunities and proposing the sport to additional educational institutions to grow the presence and strength of college equestrian across the nation.
Linne was hired as Western Equestrian Coach and Course Instructor at the University of Alabama in 2017 to build a competitive western equestrian program. In addition to growing a competitive team, Paige helped lay the groundwork for a coming Equine Industry Business Minor curriculum, recruited students to the University, and assisted in managing the program’s IACUC protocols and horse welfare documentation.
Paige strives to stay involved in the Quarter Horse industry, having served as a scribe at the AQHA Ranch Versatility World Show, volunteer at the AQHA Youth World Cup, and summer clinician in South America. Having also served as a Stock Horse clinician around the state of Texas and camp clinician at the University of Alabama, Paige has a passion for teaching youth and college students through the vehicle of equestrian sport.
Paige Linne is a member of the equine undergraduate faculty, teaching courses including careers preparation and equine behavior & training. She also oversees all student internship experiences toward the department’s Equine Science Certificate and acts as the Stock Horse Team coach and IHSA club advisor. She is now serving as a Lecturer for the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University.