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Equine Center


The Clemson University Equine Center is located on 85 acres of rolling pasture land adjacent to the T. Ed Garrison Arena and only 10 minutes from the main Clemson University Campus. This teaching and research center is home to approximately 50 horses, mostly Quarter Horses, Paints, Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods and crosses.

Riding Facilities

There are four riding and training areas located at the CUEC. Both our western arena and our hunt seat ring are footed in all-weather rock dust which, along with our mild South Carolina climate, allows us to ride outside nearly 365 days per year.

  1. The spacious oval all-weather arena at the front of our farm serves as the western ISHA training ring and is utilized for the CLEAT therapeutic riding program.
  2. Three round pens located adjacent to the western riding arena are used extensively by students working with our young horses in the Equine Behavior and Training class and may also be utilized for lunging or groundwork purposes.
  3. The rock dust footed hunter ring between the boarding barn and ponds offers a full course of jumps is used for the IHSA hunt seat team.
  4. Between the hunter ring and ponds, a grass jumping field makes a picturesque setting to jump outside of the arena, hack your horse on gentle hills, or cool down after a ride.
horses bunny alpha standing together in the grass
rainbow over horses grazing in fields


Three barns have distinct purposes at the CU Equine Center. All barns feature fully matted stalls, hot and cold wash racks, stall fans, tack rooms, and other amenities to meet the needs of resident horses and riders.

  1. The large main barn with 18 stalls houses our IHSA riding team horses, the equestrian team tack room, two wash racks, the farm's main office, a laboratory and our 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 include our teaching classroom, four large foaling stalls equipped with Wi-Fi cameras, run-in stalls, a tack room, grooming stalls, and wash rack. This barn serves both as our foaling barn in the spring and as the home of our therapeutic riding program.
  3. The boarding barn is the newest addition to our facility and houses six well-constructed stalls, a wash rack, grooming areas and tack room.

There are approximately 75 acres of pastures and individual paddocks to serve the needs of the resident horses. Pastures are fenced in 2" x 4" woven wire fencing with sight board and wooden posts. Some of our horses prefer to be housed on pasture 24-hours a day and are provided shelters for protection from the elements.

Clemson University Equine Center
Clemson University Equine Center | 815 West Queen St.