The Texas A&M Horse Center encompasses approximately 120 acres and is located within 1 mile of campus and adjacent to the Pearce Pavilion on George Bush Avenue. The Horse Center is made up of four main buildings, including a central barn and office area, breeding barn, nutrition barn, hay barn, and several pasture areas.
Texas A&M University registered it’s first horse with the American Quarter Horse Association in 1941, which established our herd that remains the most continuous herd of American Quarter Horses on any campus in the world. Currently, the Horse Center is home to more than 100 American Quarter Horses, a Thoroughbred stallion, three Arabian horses, a small group of Paint Horses, and two draft horses. The Center continues to breed and sell horses throughout Texas, giving students a hands-on look at the horse industry from breeding to management to marketing.
Additionally, the Center features an outside show arena set up for equestrian competitions and teaching and Extension demonstrations. The entire facility is set up to effectively teach activities such as breeding, artificial insemination, live animal evaluation, animal health demonstrations, and behavior demonstrations. The facility is set up for animal holding and feeding areas for both group and individual horses. Lanes allow easy access and movement of horses within the facility.
Texas A&M University Horse Center
Krissy Schroeder, Facilities Manager/Breeding Manager