The Equine Center consists of a 46-stall barn which includes foaling stalls, tack room, feed room and wash rack. The barn contains a fully equipped breeding laboratory with modern equipment for conducting a variety of procedures including: semen concentration and motility evaluation, centrifugation, packaging of cooled semen, and ultrasound evaluation. The breeding shed is located within the north wing of the barn and includes stocks, teasing area and breeding phantom.
The Equine Center has two riding arenas available. Our outdoor arena is 100' x 210' and is used during good weather and for cattle work. The lighted indoor arena is 85' x 185' and is used for inclement weather riding. The arenas are available for rent. Contact us for more information.
Currently included within the breeding herd are Quarter Horse and Standardbred broodmares and foals. Ohio State ATI owned and client mares are foaled each year at the center, providing an opportunity to the students for hands-on instruction in foaling, breeding and subsequent mare and foal care.
Selected foals are sold as weanlings and yearlings through private sale or public auction and are an important source of income for the center. Other selected foals are retained and used as part of the riding program or as replacements in the breeding herd.
In addition to our breeding herd, the Equine Center maintains approximately 18 lesson horses. The horses used in the equitation courses represent a variety of breeds including Quarter Horses, Paints, Thoroughbreds, and one Mule. We have horses to suit a variety of skill levels in both Huntseat and Stockseat disciplines. The lesson horses have been generously donated by their previous owners or raised thru the breeding program.