The Equine Facility at The Ohio State University is operated by faculty and staff of the Department of Animal Sciences. Currently, the facility houses 30-40 Quarter Horses and is the central location for all equine-related teaching, research, and Extension activities. The facility features a heated indoor arena, a hot/cold wash rack, 28 box stalls, 2 large foaling stalls equipped with cameras, 2 large stallion stalls, breeding lab, and classroom with seating for 50 students. There is also a large outdoor arena and several paddocks with turn-out shelters.
The Ohio State University CFAES also has an Equine Facility located in Apple Creek, OH, just a few miles east of the Wooster Campus. The Ohio State Wooster Equine Facility offers a 46-stall barn, fully equiped breeding laboratory, along with both an indoor and outdoor riding arena. To learn more about the Equine Facility at the Wooster Campus Click Here.
Equine experiences offered by The Ohio State University Equine Program provide students the opportunity to enhance their formal education with valuable hands-on experience. Learning opportunities are included in the experiences, but they are not the main focus. Routine care of the animals and facilities comes first, so everyone is expected to pitch in and do whatever work is needed around the farm. If a special event is going on such as a state 4-H contest or clinic, you may be asked to help with that, too! To learn more about equine experiences offered by The Ohio State University Equine Program, click here.
The Equine Facility is not open to the public or the Ohio State community to ensure that the safety and health of our horses, students, and visitors are not compromised. If you would like to visit the facility, we ask that you schedule a visit in advance. Please contact Dan Rhodeback at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-459-4208.
If you are interested in horse donations, please visit our equine program pages by clicking here.
Send your inquiries via the Equine Request for Information Form.