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If you love horses... Prepare for an equine career, become part of a competitive equestrian team, or learn how to ride for the first time. From academic programs to competition and recreation, Becker College offers a great campus life, professional development in a wide range of majors, and many ways to fulfill your passion for horses.

You’ll love Becker College! • A wide range of academic programs of study, including Equine Studies and Equine Management • Highly qualified, nationally ranked instructors • High-ranking intercollegiate equestrian team • Riding lessons/training and instruction • Indoor and outdoor riding arenas Be the change.

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• “A” rated and local shows • Outstanding facility including a 300 ft. x 140 ft. indoor arena • Academic credit while honing your riding skills • Option of adding equine studies minor to your major

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There is a moment when you first discover your passion for horses, whether it’s the first show you attend or fixing fences on the family farm. At Post University, you can harness that passion with a strong foundation in horsemanship, and career options you won’t find anywhere else. B. S. IN EQUINE BUSINE S S M ANAGE MEN T Concentrations: Equine Hoof Trimming, Equine Massage, Marketing, Counseling, Environmental Studies Certificates: Equine Law, Equine Veterinary Assistant


Alfred University EQUESTRIAN PROGRAM Our student-centered environment, where classes are small and teaching is a faculty priority, provides students with a depth of caring prized in higher education today. AU provides a highly personalized environment that values diversity, tolerance, and interdisciplinary work.

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Located near the campus and featuring acres of fields and leisure trails, the AU equestrian facility and program offers a unique opportunity to combine courses of study with your interest in riding and training. At Alfred University, you can pursue your passion while pursuing your studies.

AU’s Equestrian Center has: • 200’ x 80’ Indoor arena • Classrooms • 54 stalls for school & student owned horses • Heated barn & indoor arena • 2 lighted outdoor arenas • 40 acres of turn-out For more information: Nancy Kohler, Equestrian Program Director 5174 Lake Road Alfred Station, NY 14803 607.587.9012

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Riders in grades 6-12 can compete with teams in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA). Schoolage children, with various level of experience, compete in Hunt Seat, Western and Saddle Seat disciplines throughout the school year. Riders not only compete for individual points, but for their team as well. It’s fun and challenging— and there is no need to own your own horse!

Horses are provided to each rider at every event. All mounts are selected by a draw. Moms and dads really like that the IEA provides an affordable format for their child, as they build their equestrian skills. Many of the IEA senior championship riders receive college scholarships based upon their winning performance at the IEA National Finals, too.

Founded in 2002, the IEA has over 8,000 members across the United States. For additional information about the IEA or answers to questions concerning team organization, please contact Jennifer EatonMembership Marketing Coordinator by phone at 877-RIDE-IEA (877-7433432), Extension 1 or email You may also visit the IEA website:


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USEF SENIOR COMPETING MEMBER Designed for equestrians 18 years of age or older who plan to compete in USEF licensed competitions. Required for horse owners, trainers, coaches, licensed officials, competitions managers and secretaries.

It’s never been easier to join the country’s largest

Benefits: • Automatic liability insurance coverage • Subscription to Equestrian Magazine and automatic subscription to Equestrian Weekly E-News • Access to USEF Perks • Eligibility to compete in over 2,800 USEF licensed competitions • Eligibility to participate in USEF awards programs

multi-breed equestrian organization — a community of people just like you, who love horses and horse sports.

USEF JUNIOR COMPETING MEMBER Designed for equestrians 17 years of age or younger who plan to compete in USEF licensed competitions and are interested in participating in the High School Equestrian Athlete Program. Benefits: • Automatic liability insurance coverage • Subscription to Equestrian Magazine and automatic subscription to Equestrian Weekly E-News • Access to USEF Perks • Eligibility to compete in over 2,800 USEF licensed competitions • Eligibility to participate in USEF awards programs


Designed for equestrians who rely on the USEF as a source of information and camaraderie, and want to support the Federation’s quest for fairness and safety in equestrian sport. These equestrians do not plan to compete or own a horse that will compete in a USEF licensed competition, but may have interest in the High School Equestrian Program. Benefits: • Automatic liability insurance coverage • Subscription to Equestrian Magazine and automatic subscription to Equestrian Weekly E-News • Access to USEF Perks

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Come join our equestrian family! At St. Andrews you have the opportunity to compete on coeducational collegiate riding teams in IHSA, USEF and NCHJA. Additionally, the 300-acre equestrian center with student-designated stabling allows you to bring your horse with you or ride one of the college’s 85 horses. Competitive scholarships are available.

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Morrisville State College • Equine, Science, Breeding, Racing, Rehabilitation, and Business Management Options • Largest Breeding Program in Northeast • State-of-the-Art Equine Rehabilitation Center • Four Indoor Arenas • Dedicated, Full-Time Faculty On Site

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BY SARAH E. As a rising junior or senior in high school, college visits and deCOLEMAN cisions are looming on the horizon, but there’s no need to panic.

Searching for the perfect college is difficult for almost every student. It feels like you need to have the answers to everything right off the bat. Not only are you supposed to decide if you want to stay close to home or go out of state, but you’re also supposed to know if you want a two- or four-year program, a public university or a private college, a small school or a large one. The options can seem endless and intimidating. If, like most horse-crazy students, you know you want to keep horses as a part of your college experience in some capacity, you have even more options to consider. It really boils down to deciding how you want to keep horses in your life while pursuing your educational goals. Are you a seasoned competitor who wants to retain his/her edge while earning a degree? Or do you prefer the slower pace of trail rides and leisurely hacks? You might even be ready to take a break from riding, but want to be sure that the option to take lessons is there, should you need some horse time while you’re at school.

UNDER You don’t have to know exactly what you want to do with your PRESSURE life at age 18, no matter how much pressure you feel from

friends and family to claim a career.

That being said, it will be helpful to narrow down what you might want to study by looking at two things: things you’re good at and things you enjoy doing. You can then apply these thoughts to potential degrees. For example, if you’re struggling

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with pre-calculus, an engineering degree might not be in your immediate future. But, if you’re rocking your English class and have no problem writing papers or poems, journalism might be right up your alley. Don’t forget that there are myriad ways to combine your passion for equines with a professional pursuit. If you think you might want to be a lawyer, consider becoming an equine lawyer who deals with syndicate contracts, buying and selling horses and even equine litigation. Or if you’re intrigued by motion and the way animals move, equine massage might pique your interest. Are you an aspiring artist? Equine art may be your thing. Is architecture more your niche? Someone has to design those barns, paddocks and arenas, why not you? Just remember, you don’t have to know exactly what you want to do with your life by the time you set foot on your chosen college’s campus. You have your whole life to figure that out! REALITY You can never go wrong with higher education because, let’s CHECK be honest, there are really only so many Beezie Maddens and

Chester Webers in the world! Though there’s no doubt you’re a passionate and dedicated rider, is that really what you want to be doing when you’re 65? To put it more realistically, even if you do decide to ride or train for a living, there’s great benefit to having a solid business background to ensure your barn turns a profit. And what happens if you get hurt? Having viable skills to offer in addition to riding will help ensure that you’re always able to pay your bills. The purpose of college is to encourage exploration into things you enjoy, helping you narrow down your possible career choices. Many colleges let you take a variety of classes before asking you to declare a major and you can change that at any time. It’s also important to take some personal responsibility for seeking out professional careers. Once you have determined what you enjoy and what you’re good at, take some time to brainstorm about possible careers. Once you have a list of three or four possibilities, make an effort to reach out to people already in these fields to see if they will let you job shadow them for a day or two.


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You’re not bothering these professionals; most people are more than happy to teach the next generation about their chosen profession and let them in on why they’re so passionate about it. Be sure to ask them what they do and don’t like about their jobs, as well as if they would choose the same career again, if given the option. While you’re probably pretty well-versed on colleges and universities close to your hometown, don’t be afraid to cast a wider net when you begin your higher-education quest. ON THE If, after brainstorming and job shadowing, you’ve decided that RIGHT TRACK you would like to do hands-on work with horses in some capacity,

your college search should focus on schools that offer experiential learning with equines, teaching you not only training techniques, but also equine management and business principles. If you want to keep showing and see horses as a permanent staple in your life, but you’re not dead set on working in the equine industry, then a school with a riding team would probably be a great choice for you. If competition isn’t your thing, or if you’re simply ready for a break, you most likely can find a barn close to campus where you can take a lesson or hack someone else’s horses, no matter where you choose to go to school. There’s a perfect solution for you to get your horsey fix while getting a great education, all you have to do is explore your options. If you’ve decided you need some contact with horses to have a satisfying college career, there are loads of resources at your fingertips to locate the perfect school.

FINDING THE By now, most of you have been typing in all sorts of key words RIGHT FIT into Google, including “equine college.” Stop! In one search,

Google pulled up over 9,370,000 hits in just .5 seconds (yes, you read that correctly). You’ll need to narrow your search a bit, needless to say. If you think you’d like to stay in-state, search “your state” and “equine college” or “your state” and “equine education.” If becoming a trainer is what you are aiming for, you

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can search “equine training college” and “your state.” The more specific you can get the better! You can also take a peek at your favorite horse-related magazines to see if they offer any sort of educational directory, either in their advertising section or in a once-yearly, in-depth educational section (this usually comes out in December). Word of mouth works wonders. Talk to your friends at the barn, including older boarders or instructors. Ask them where they went to school, what they studied and if they had any equine contact while there. People tend to be very honest if they think you might enroll at their alma mater. If you attend horse shows or equine expos, be sure to look at the trade fairs or shopping areas to see if they have any educational equine displays and pick up any information that looks interesting. Ask questions of the people manning the booths – that’s why they’re there! Each college representative should be able to give you a brief synopsis of the school and equine program(s) it offers. It’s helpful to keep track of any information you have by placing it in a designated spot; a physical folder and one on your computer’s desktop is a great start. You can then keep track of all the places where you received equine educational information and answers to any questions you have asked. VIP Once you’ve done some digging, talked to a plethora of people (VISIT IN PERSON)

who have gone to college and trolled the internet for schools that

TREATMENT strike your fancy, it’s time to visit some schools in person. Many

students begin college visits their junior year, with the average number of college visits between eight and 10. That being said, you might want to narrow your choices to your top three or four, as too many school visits can be overwhelming. On your campus visit, it’s helpful to tour the dorms, see the cafeteria and sit in on a class if you can arrange it. It’s really interesting to see how college professors teach, especially if it’s a subject you think you might want to study. Later on, you might want to try an overnight stay at your top one or two schools, so


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you can really get a feel for what being a college student at that particular school feels like. BE PREPARED


Be sure to do your homework before you take a tour and come prepared with a list of questions. If something else comes to mind while you’re on campus, don’t be afraid to ask your tour guide and any professors or students you meet. If they don’t have the answer to your question, they should be able to find the answer for you. A good list of questions to ask your tour guide includes: • On average, how much time do students spend on homework? • What types of tutoring services do you offer? • What is the average class size? • What is the average financial aid package? • What work-study opportunities are available? • What does it take to graduate in four years? • What type of career placement services do you offer? • How many students get internships? • How many students live on campus? As an equine enthusiast, there are some additional questions you’ll want to ask if you plan on riding during college. Your list of questions should also include: • • • • •

Do you have an equestrian team? Do I have to try out? When are practices held? Is your barn close to campus? Will I get to show? What is the direct cost to students who ride on the team? (This number could include things like lesson fees, transportation, cost of showing, and others) • Is the team a varsity or club sport? • What GPA must I maintain to remain an active member of the team? These questions are the most basic ones you will need to ask at every school you visit; there are many others that might help you determine the best fit for you.

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If at all possible, try to tour the farm where the team rides. Speaking to the coach should also help you narrow down your college choices. Some questions to ask while at the farm include: • Is it possible to board my personal horse at the farm where the team rides? • Can I participate in shows that are not sanctioned by a college equestrian organization? • What is the coach’s background? • How long have they been running the equine program? • What accolades has the team won in the past? • Are they an employee paid by the college or is the team hosted at their farm? • How many lessons am I required to take to be able to show with the school? The most important thing to remember, however, is that you’re not going to college simply to ride; you’re going to gain a solid education that will help you on your career path and to better yourself as a person, as well. It’s just as essential that you gain an education that will serve you well after college as it is to enhance your riding abilities.


The majority of college applications ask for the same basic items. These include: • • • • •


Transcripts GPA and standardized test scores Financial aid statements about your parents or legal guardians Completed application (which could include an essay) Letters of recommendation

It can be a bit daunting to think about standing out from the crowd of thousands of college applicants, but you can up the chances of your application making an impression by doing the following: • Be organized • Know when various deadlines are, from scholarships to FAFSAs to applications. A late application doesn’t make a good impression! • Follow directions


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• • • •

Follow instructions to a T, and if you have questions, ask. Ask for assistance Make it personal Don’t give typical answers to standardized essay questions if you think differently; this is your chance to tell the application committee just what you think and why! • Use spell check…carefully. Even though there might be no red squiggly line under any words in your essay, it’s imperative that you personally reread every word you write to be sure it is spelled correctly for the context in which it’s used. AND FINALLY...

Looking for the college of your dreams shouldn’t give you ulcers. Though it is most likely one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make, you can make the process easier by creating a list of criteria (both educational and equine-related) that will allow you to narrow the search to schools that will fulfill all your expectations. The end goal of your college experience should be the same no matter where you choose to attend: to graduate as a well-rounded, educated equestrian. With the education and knowledge you gain during your college years, the world, quite literally, is at your (booted) feet.

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COLLEGIATE RIDING PROGRAMS American National Riding Commission The American National Riding Commission (ANRC) promotes the highest quality of educated riding and related services within schools, colleges, universities, and public or private riding establishments, by offering a rider certification program, instructional clinics and competitive opportunities both locally and nationally. The primary goal of ANRC is to promote the American System of Forward Riding. This system is based on the idea that the rider’s position or seat, control, and schooling of the horse are integral parts. The training objectives seek to develop the horse’s agility and strength under the weight of the rider, and achieve balance of the horse independently of the rider’s aids. Emphasis is placed on the rider’s ability to achieve a cooperative performance, allowing the horse to move forward freely with connected movement, while remaining calm and alert. The ANRC Intercollegiate Equitation Championship, traditionally held in April, is a national championship where colleges showcase their most talented riders in a team competition judged and scored on equitation skills in four phases: • • • •

Program ride (includes USEF hunter equitation tests) Hunter seat equitation medal course at 3’ Derby course (natural jumps in a field) at 3’ Written test based on riding theory and stable management

Students may compete on a college-owned horse or a privately owned horse. The highest score in each phase will be awarded to the rider who demonstrates excellence in equitation and


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produces a smooth, cooperative performance exemplifying quality hunter movement both on the flat and over fences. In 2011, a Novice Division was added at 2’6� to provide an introductory level of competition for riders with similar goals. USHJA is a primary sponsor of the ANRC National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship and ANRC competitors are eligible for the USHJA Affiliates Awards program. USEF also provides sponsorship and a perpetual trophy for the winning team of the novice division. For more information on the USHJA/ANRC Horsemanship Program, visit or contact For more information about ANRC programs and the National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship, visit the official ANRC website at or contact Marion Lee, Executive Secretary, at

Intercollegiate Dressage Association The Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) is a national organization founded in 2001 that provides a format for students to make dressage a part of their college experience. Each academic year, riders representing colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada earn individual or team points that count toward regional standings and qualification for national finals. IDA riders compete in Introductory, Lower Training, Upper Training, and First Level as individuals and as team members. IDA teams consist of four riders (one for each level) who earn points that count towards the team total to determine placing. Points earned at each show accumulate throughout the season. IDA competitions are judged by USEF or USDF rated judges in accordance with USEF rules. Unlike any other form of competitive dressage, IDA offers the added challenge of competing on unfamiliar horses provided by the host college and assigned by random draw. Each rider is allowed a 10 minute warm-up before entering the ring to be judged. At the end of each academic year, the IDA hosts a national championship for those teams and individual riders who win their respective regions. Twelve teams and 12 individual riders in

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each of the four levels compete for a wide array of trophies and prizes including dressage saddles. IDA’s approach brings added fun and challenge to the sport of dressage while providing college riders an affordable means of competing as part of a team. Riders do not have to own a horse or tack to participate and previous dressage experience is not required. In 2012, there were 65 college members with over 800 riders participating in the IDA. A number of the colleges fielding IDA teams offer riding scholarships. Please visit the IDA website at

Intercollegiate Horse Show Association The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) promotes competition for riders of all skill levels, who compete individually and as teams, at regional, zone, and national levels. The IHSA was founded in 1967, based on a competitive prototype created by then-Fairleigh Dickinson College sophomore, Robert E. Cacchione, on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in horse shows regardless of his or her financial status or riding level. The IHSA emphasis is on learning, sportsmanship, and teamwork. The objective of IHSA is to offer students the chance to compete, as individuals and as members of a team, whether they are in their first years of riding or are seasoned competitors. Eliminating the expense of shipping or even owning horses puts IHSA competition within reach of many who might otherwise miss the equestrian experience. Since its beginning, with just two intercollegiate competing colleges, today's IHSA is an organization that encompasses 36 regions in eight zones with more than 370 member colleges in 47 states and parts of Canada - representing more than 8700 riders in hunter seat equitation, Western horsemanship, and reining. Teams that advance to nationals represent their zone for national champion team honors: winning the Collegiate Cup for the hunter seat division and the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Trophy in the Western division. Individual

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riders advancing to nationals compete for top honors in their division, and regional high point riders are eligible for National Individual Championships in hunter seat and Western. For more information, visit the official IHSA website at as well as on Facebook and Twitter, @IHSAINC.

Intercollegiate Saddle Seat Riding Association The Intercollegiate Saddle Seat Riding Association, Inc. (ISSRA) was founded in January 2008 by Sally Haydon, Ph.D. in Lexington, KY. Development of the organization was prompted by 10 college students from Eastern Kentucky University, University of Kentucky, Georgetown College, Morehead State University and Art Institute Online, who expressed interest in the formation of an organization promoting saddle seat riding and showing for college students. The mission of ISSRA is to establish saddle seat riding teams at colleges and universities across the United States providing beginners through experienced and/or advanced riders with an opportunity to learn to ride or continue their riding and showing throughout college without the necessity of owning a horse while in college. Each ISSRA team is paired with a local riding school or academy that serves as the team’s home base and provides riding instruction and team practices, horses and coaching at ISSRA horse shows. Beginners (with little or no horse experience) through advanced riders (who have won World or National Championships) are eligible to join ISSRA. ISSRA is the first intercollegiate equestrian program to offer saddle seat riding. Please visit the ISSRA website at

National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCAA Emerging Sport)

The National Collegiate Equestrian Association, formerly known as Varsity Equestrian, was established to advance the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sport of women’s equestrian from emerging to championship status. Its mission is to promote the benefits of the sport to potential

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institutions, riders, parents, horse industry professionals and sponsors while developing the rules and format of competition. Currently 23 colleges and universities offer equestrian as an NCAA emerging sport with more being added each year. National Collegiate Equestrian Association programs are supported by their athletic departments. All athletes, coaches, and programs follow NCAA Division I and II rules and regulations. The NCEA National Championship is held each year with colleges and universities competing in the NCEA head-to-head format for both Hunt Seat and Western. An overall champion school is crowned at the completion of the National Champion. With many people within the horse industry uniting to advance NCEA, reaching the required 40 Division I/II schools for a fully sponsored NCAA Equestrian Championship is in our future. For more information, please visit

You don’t have to be a recordsetting quarterback, point guard or track star to letter in high school sports anymore. The United States Equestrian Federation is writing a new chapter in the recognition of high school sports — one that honors equestrian athletes. USEF recognizes the dedication of equestrians preparing for competition through practice and training sessions as similar to other students in a high school athletic program. The USEF High School Equestrian Athlete program was developed to honor equestrian student athletes for their individual achievements with a varsity letter in their chosen sport, regardless of the availability of an equestrian team or club through their school.


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Participants in the program are current high school students and USEF members who document at least 100 hours of training and provide verification of participation in three equestrian competitions during the year. Students do not need to be on an equestrian team to participate. After the requirements are completed and verified, the student will receive a certificate commemorating their achievements and can order a complimentary USEF High School Equestrian Athlete varsity letterman patch and lapel pin for each year of participation in addition to exclusive program merchandise. The student can also elect to notify their school of the achievement in an effort to further increase awareness of equestrian sport. For more information - please visit or email

USEF EQUESTRIAN COLLEGE SEARCH The search for the right college is considered one of the most exciting and potentially overwhelming times for young adults. With all of the information available and factors to consider, it can be especially difficult for young equestrians to narrow the search to schools that fit them best. Between academic courses and equestrian opportunities, the idea that you may not have come across your “perfect� school is a constant concern. The USEF Equestrian College Search was created to make the process of finding a school easier for equestrian athletes. This online tool is designed to guide students in making an informed decision by matching them with colleges that meet their academic and equestrian goals. The Search provides a list of institutions that meet the criteria provided by the students. Students are then able to view the profile of each institution that meets their goals. Visit the USEF Equestrian College Search at collegiatesearch to find a school that matches your needs! For more intercollegiate equestrian resources, visit collegiate.

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USEF HIGH SCHOOL EQUESTRIAN ATHLETE PROGRAM You now have the opportunity to letter in equestrian. Just complete the USEF High School Equestrian Athlete Application. The program is open to equestrian athletes in all breeds or disciplines who are enrolled in grades 9-12 and are currently USEF members. After completing the requirements by documenting your training and competition involvement you may then order your USEF patch and lapel pin free of charge. Additional patches and pins may be purchased.The number of stars selected is based on the year or years completed. Go to for more information. Let everyone know you are a USEF High School Equestrian Athlete and wear your patch with pride! 32

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• A unique equine degree providing a rigorous business foundation. • Lots of hands-on opportunities to work with horses, join IHSA affiliated riding clubs of all disciplines, and work with equine industry experts. • Learn from prominent equine industry professionals. • Equine internships provide practical equine industry work experience.

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• Courses include: equine management, equine financial management, equine marketing, equine taxation, equine commercial law—an inside look at how the industry works. • Situated in Kentucky, the heartland of the horse world. • No other institution is so uniquely positioned to teach our combination of equine commerce, enterprise management, and academics.


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