Sam Skaggs Family Equine Education Center

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The impact of horses in Utah is astounding. There are more than 250,000 horses in the state, making it a 700 million dollar industry. In response to the demand for equine education, the Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Science Department in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences has been home to a very successful horsemanship program. Many generations of students at USU have benefited from the riding and husbandry skills they have acquired through the courses taught at our facility.

Sam Skaggs Family Equine Education Center covers 26 acres and has a total of interior of 82,570 square feet. This includes an indoor arena, several stall barns, classroom building, and reproduction center.

About the Center


Kate Parkinson

Classroom building - 4,200 square feet

  • 2 smart classrooms
  • offices
  • lounge with kitchen

Arena’s (multiple use facilities, riding, roping, spectator events)

  • 150’x300’ indoor
  • 160’x320’ outdoor
  • 6 horse Priefert panel walker
  • Round pen

Reproduction facility totaling 8,400 square feet

  • 15 12’x16’ foaling stalls
  • 9 breeding stocks
  • 1 breeding phantom
  • 1,000 square foot lab/classroom

Two stall barns - 25,000 square feet

  • 70 12x12 stalls
  • Wash bays
  • Tack rooms
  • Student lockers
  • Open areas for vet, farrier, and labs