Phone: (541) 737-5042 or (541) 737-3575
Unit Supervisor: Dawn Sherwood
Unit Management Team Chair: TBA
The OSU Horse Center is located on 250 acres two miles west of campus on Walnut Boulevard. The facilities include indoor and outdoor arenas, an outdoor riding track, a 38-stall main barn, 7-stall staff barn, 12-stall research/foaling barn, 12-stall breezeway barn, turnout pastures and paddocks, hay fields, and a hay barn. Approximately 25 horses are owned by OSU, and other horses are boarded there by full-time students.
The following lecture and laboratory courses are offered: Equine Evaluation, Equine Marketing, Stable Management, Equine Exercise Physiology, Equine Nutrition, and Equine Reproduction. Approximately 100 students take a class at the horse center annually and a few hundred more participate in the classes that tour the horse center or utilize the facility for teaching. The Horse Center also offers a youth day camp and private or group lessons to the public. The 2012 National Champion Equestrian ISHA team and the northwest top-rated OSU Drill Club also utilize the facilities.
Labor is supplied by the supervisor and approximately 10 student employees.
Student Boarding at the OSU Horse Center
Limited stalls are available for student boarders whom are accepted through an application process. Board, which includes two feedings per day and bedding is $285/month for students. Both alfalfa and grass hay are available as well as a quality grain ration. Students should include a short video of themselves riding their horse they plan to board demonstrating a walk, trot, lope, and halt. These videos can be submitted via a link to a YouTube clip or directly e-mailed to the Horse Center Manager (Dawn.Sherwood@oregonstate.edu). One letter of reference from either a trainer or past boarding manager is also required.
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