Auburn University Equestrian Center

Welcome to the Auburn Equestrian Center! Nationally recognized leaders in equine teaching, research, extension and horse performance activities. 

About Us

#1 NCAA Auburn Equestrian Team

Home of the NCAA Auburn Women’s Equestrian Team.

4 Competition Arenas

The facility offers four arenas for practices and competition: Carroll Arena, Covered Arena, Flat Arena and Schooling Arena.

80-acres of Equine Research

Arial view of the spacious, 80-acre equine and horse focused space right next to Auburn’s campus.

Equestrian Center Facts & Info

The Auburn University Equestrian Center, home of the six-time national champion Auburn equestrian team, provides premier equine research and training with the Department of Animal SciencesSeveral undergraduate courses utilize the center each semester for demonstrations and hands-on laboratories. Faculty and graduate students conduct research in the areas of horse behavior and nutrition.

This spacious, 80-acre facility is conveniently located on the edge of campus, making it easily accessible for student athletes, faculty and staff. There are multiple spacious pastures with centaur fencing and run-in shelters. This ideal location is a five minute drive for most student-athletes, and a transit stop is located across the street.

The facility offers four arenas for practices and competition: Carroll Arena, Covered Arena, Flat Arena and Schooling Arena.

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Auburn Tigers Equestrian Team

Contact

Equestrian Center
1235 Wire Road
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
(334) 844-1570

Lisa Dorsey
Director, Equine Unit
Athletic Complex
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
(334) 844-4750
lmh0012@auburn.edu

Animal Sciences Department
210 Upchurch Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-844-1521

Hours

Monday—Friday
8:00AM – 4:00PM
Except Univ. Holidays

Facilities

The Williams Family Barn at the Auburn University Equine Center

Conveniently located on the edge of the university campus and across from the College of Veterinarian Medicine, the Auburn Equestrian Center is easily accessible for students.

Williams Family Barn

The Equestrian Center features the Williams Family Barn, a climate-controlled show barn with the following features:

  • Veterinarian and Farrier area
  • 20 Stalls
  • 4 Indoor Grooming Stalls
  • 20 Outdoor Grooming Stalls
  • 2 Tack Rooms
  • 10 Wash Racks
  • 6 horse MK Horse Walker outside of Williams Family Barn

Creel Equestrian Center

  • Student-athlete locker room with 50 full size lockers, restroom and shower
  • Training room
  • Team room, including student-athlete nutrition station
  • Outdoor patio

Questions?

The Horse Center is under the management of Lisa Dorsey. Tours are available by appointment only.

  • Prospective students interested in majoring in Equine Science should contact the College of Agriculture Student Services Office to arrange a visit. 
  • Prospective students interested in the Equestrian Team should contact the Auburn University Athletic Department.
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Directions to Equestrian/Horse Center (PDF)

Equestrian Camps

The Auburn Equestrian Team offers a unique summer camp program concentrating on fundamental training and the development of equestrian skills for junior riders.

Ladove Lounge

  • Luxury competition viewing area (catered on competition day)
  • Air-conditioned space with seating and multiple TVs
  • Outdoor covered porch area with seating
  • For more information please visit HERE

Martin Barn

  • 16 Stalls
  • Feed and storage rooms

Sponsorship Opportunities

Financial and in-kind support of the day-to-day operations and special events are greatly appreciated. Donors have the opportunity to be recognized through named jumps and arena signs. If you are interested in supporting the programs at the Horse Center, contact Angela Chandler, Horse Center Manager.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for making our teaching, research, extension, and performance programs possible. Corporate and organization sponsors include:

  • Nutrena
  • New Esteem
  • Centaur – The horse friendly fence.
  • Merial – A Sanofi Company
  • The Alabama Fire Ant Mangement Program
  • Blooming Colors

Horse Donations

The Horse Center does accept the donation of quality riding horses from time to time. Many of our horses had previous careers on the AQHA, APHA, NRHA, USEF, USHJA or USDF competition circuits. Horses must be suitable for use by the Equestrian Team, competing in reining, horsemanship, hunt seat equitation on the flat, and/or equitation over fences. All horses for donation are subject to veterinary evaluation and a trial period. Please contact Angela Chandler to begin the donation process.