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Equine Center

Prospective Students

Learning and Immersion

The Clemson University Equine Center offers a wide variety of opportunities for students interested in furthering their horse experience either professionally or recreationally. The Equine Center serves as the learning laboratory for Animal and Veterinary Science students. Students have the opportunity to learn and practice management techniques through formal courses and laboratories, on-farm internships, volunteer activities, or student employment.

kendall in cap and gown smiling with two foals
  • Riding

    Hunt Seat and Western: CUEC is home to the Clemson IHSA Equestrian Team, which includes both Hunt Seat and Western divisions. Team members are selected through tryouts the first week of school each fall. For more information, follow the CU Equestrian Team's Facebook page (Clemson Equestrian Team)and attend the required informational meeting at the start of the Fall semester. There are opportunities for riders of all levels, from beginners to those who currently compete at the advanced level. Per IHSA rules, CU Bridge students are not eligible to ride on the CU Equestrian Team but are allowed to be club members.

    nationals Female riding western style

    Eventing: The Clemson Intercollegiate Eventing Team is open to students who own their own horses and compete in the sport of Eventing. A club sport, the Eventing team is not based out of the Clemson University Equine Center, however, team members board their horses at local stables and enjoy hosting riding clinics and competing individually and as a team.

  • Equine Related Clubs

    Clubs are an important part of professional development, and Clemson boasts a number of horse-centric clubs.

    Clemson Equestrian Team

    Clemson Collegiate Horsemen's Association

    Clemson Intercollegiate Eventing Team

    Block and Bridle

    Clemson Rodeo Team

    full equestrian team

  • Student Boarding

    A limited number of stalls are available in our boarding barn, where each horse receives premium, individualized care. Boarders must be affiliated with Clemson University as a student, staff, or faculty member and have a strong commitment to professionalism, safety, and growing their equestrian knowledge. For more information about availability for student boarding, contact There are also several public and private boarding barns in the greater Clemson area to suit every rider's needs and budget.

  • Typical Careers

    Understandably, the number one question from prospective students' parents is, “What can my child do for a living within the horse industry?” It would be difficult to list all the options!

    We specialize in mentoring and advising students to find a strong fit for their passion and skill set while providing many opportunities to hone their skills prior to graduation. The program is producing well-trained graduates who are ready for employment in a diversified workforce. Here is a sampling of recent job placements for our Animal and Veterinary Science graduates starting their careers in the equine industry.

    • Sales Specialist, Tryon International Equestrian Center, Tryon, NC
    • Event and Public Relations Specialist, Tryon International Equestrian Center,
    • Assistant Equine Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Blacksburg, VA
    • Extension Agent, Clemson University Cooperative Extension
    • Product Specialist, SmartPak, Plymouth, MA
    • Equestrian Manager, White Hall Plantation, Beaufort, SC
    • Reproduction Coordinator, Performance Equine Vets, Aiken, SC
    • Account Executive, Performance Equine Vets, Aiken, SC
    • Assistant Trainer/Instructor, All American Arabians, Terrell, TX
    • Veterinary Technicians and Assistants
    • Veterinary Schools such as the University of Georgia, Mississippi State University, North Carolina State University, and others
    • Graduate School programs in Animal Science, Public Health, Epidemiology, and more
Clemson University Equine Center
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