The Clemson University Equine Center is located on 85-acres of rolling pasture land adjacent to the T. Ed Garrison Arena and only 5-minutes to the main Clemson University Campus. This teaching and research center houses approximately 50 to 55 horses that are mostly Quarter Horses, Paints, Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods and crosses.
Rings- There are four riding areas loacted at the CUEC.
1. The sand ring serves as the western ISHA training ring and is used for the CLEAT therapeutic riding program.
2. The top sand arena adjacent to the formal sand riding ring makes an excellent staging area for horses during events and shows, is used for trail courses or other exercises and houses our round pen.
3. The rock dust footed ring adjacent to the boarding barn and ponds is used for the IHSA hunter team.
4. The grass jumping field between the hunter ring and ponds makes a wonderful training area to jump outside of an arena setting, hack your horse on light hills or cool down after a training ride.
Three barns have distinct purposes at the CU Equine Center. All stalls are fully matted and vary in size to meet the needs of its resident horses.
1. The large main barn houses 18 stalls and is used to house our riding team horses, the riding teams' tack room, two wash racks, the farm's main office, laboratory and breeding shed.
2. The "Old Barn" was the first barn constructed at the facility now known as the CUEC. It was originally built to house sheep and has been retrofitted to house our classroom, four foaling stalls equipped with wifi cameras, four run-in stalls, a large tack room, and tie stalls and wash rack.
3. The boarding barn is the newest addition to our facility, and houses six well-constructed stalls, a wash rack, and tack room.
There are approximately 75 acres of pastures and individual paddocks to meet the many demands of the resident herd at the CU Equine Center. Pastures are fenced in 2" x 4" woven wire fencing with sight board and wooden posts. Several board fenced dry lot paddocks exist for short-term turnout. Some of our horses prefer to be housed on pasture 24-hours a day and are provided shelters for protection. Horses are maintained within cohort groups for more intensive management.