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ASU Equine Center

Horse in a stall

The ASU Equine Center was built in November, 2000.  The project grew from just a single barn to a covered arena with adjacent pastures. The entire complex now covers 40 acres and houses a fifty-two stall barn with all the major amenities including stalls, tack rooms, automatic waters, spacious wash racks, a 300’ X 165’ covered arena, bleachers, sound system, and parking lot.

The Equine Center also contains areas for riding instruction and a classroom equipped for teaching equine production and management that doubles as a hospitality room for area events, such as regional FFA contests. 

The Garry Meadows Arena was named for the contractor who donated his labor preparing the land for construction.  The entrance to the Equine Center, Fielder Road, is named for Lawrence Fielder, another contractor who assisted with the land preparation.

The Equine Center strives to meet the following goals:
  1. Provide educational opportunities in equine science and horsemanship to the students of ASU in order to educate future equine industry professionals.
  2. Provide a boarding facility to students and alumni of ASU.
  3. Provide an event facility for the general public to use for equine and non-equine related activities.
  4. Provide and promote an educational environment in which equine enthusiasts can gain horsemanship knowledge and improve their skill level in the events they enjoy.
Schedule of Events

The arena will be closed for the following events. Specific contact information is listed for each event. These are not ASU events.

The Equine Club meets Tuesday nights at 6 pm at the Equine Center.


  • September 29, 2017
    • AR Cowboys Association Rodeo Final
  • October 14 -15, 2017
    • Melissa Jackson Dressage Clinic/Jane Ryan
  • November 11-12, 2017
    • Doreen Atkinson/Amanda Bailey

See the full calendar >>
Facility Rental

The Equine Center is available to rent for various events.

Policy Changes effective June 1, 2013

$200.00 per day
Monday –Thursday

$400.00 per day
Fri, Sat, Sun, Holidays

No charge for recognized ASU organizations. Proof of liability insurance must be provided for all events.