The Murray State Equine Center is home to the Equine Science Program and the Murray State Equestrian Teams. Facilities at the Center include the Equine Instructional Facility, the University barn (for University horses), several barns for housing student-owned horses, a lighted outdoor riding arena, an outdoor dressage arena, turn out lots for both student and University owned horses, a wash rack, and several round pens.
The Equine Instructional Facility, located at the Equine Center, was funded by the Higher Educational Equine Trust and Revolving Fund. It opened its doors on October 31, 1998, and added the Murray State Equine Science departmental offices, a riding preparation area, two tack rooms, a round pen, indoor arena, and a classroom to the Center’s facilities. In 2013, an additional classroom, offices, and meeting areas were created to house the growing program.
The University’s Equine Program allows students both traditional classroom learning as well as hands-on opportunities in the areas of equine health care management, reproduction, exercise physiology, and nutrition. In addition, there are opportunities for students to be involved with the Intercollegiate Horse Show teams, both hunt seat and stock seat, the Rodeo Team, and the Dressage Club. All teams are involved in various competitions throughout the academic year.
Murray State Equine Program Outdoor and indoor practice arenas are available for use by University students and Equestrian Team members. Stalls are available on site for students to board their horses. For additional information or to arrange for stall rental please contact:
Hutson School of Agriculture
103 South Oakley Applied Science
Murray, KY 42071
Equestrian Teams Brochure
Criteria for Selecting Students to Stall Privately Owned Horses at the University Rodeo Barn
Rodeo Barn Stall Application