The Equine Center, on the U of A Agricultural Center, is home to a highly recognized Thoroughbred breeding herd. The Thoroughbred program has produced several of Arizona's top two and three-year-old race horses.
Each year students have the opportunity to work with yearlings to prepare, show and market them at the Annual Thoroughbred Breeder's Association sale.
The farm also boasts a Quarter Horse herd used to teach students about today's cutting edge reproductive technology such as embryo transfer and semen preservation. Students get hands-on experience with the U of A horse herd in classes such as horsemanship, equitation workshop, weanling management and yearling management.
Students can also participate in work study positions at the Equine Center. Students interested in riding can join the Horseman's Association and the Intercollegiate Equestrian Team.
The Equestrian Team enjoys training in the U of A's covered arena and round pen on horses provided by the University and competes all over the country in IHSA horse shows.
Classes taught at the Equine Center include:
- ANS 271A - Weanling Management
- ANS 273 - Yearling Management
- ANS 216 - Equine Conformation and Performance
- ANS 272 - Introduction to Horsemanship
- ANS 371 - Horse Marketing
For more information contact Laura Walker at the Equine Unit:
Directions: This facility is just a short 4 mile drive from main campus. To reach the facilitiy from the main campus, take Speedway Bouelevard east to Campbell Avenue. Drive north on Campbell Avenue 3.5 miles to Roger Road. Turn left onto Roger and then take the first right turn into the Equine Center.