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Horses enjoy 140 acres of grassy pastures and automatic waterers at the Equestrian Center. Horsemanship class riders use the 120’ Barn 1, students can bring their horses to school to live in the 240’ Boarding Barn, and Equestrian Team athletes use the 240’ Team Barn and its facilities.  All share use of the 300’x120’ outdoor riding arena, and 300’x120’ Indoor riding arena.  The Equestrian Center also includes a 20 stall guest barn for horses visiting for horse shows, plus a hay barn and workshop.  The Liberty Equestrian Center is a United States Hunter Jumper Association Recognized Riding Academy.

BARN 1 houses the main offices for Equestrian, and horses for the Liberty programs.  Included is…

  • Eight 12’x12’ stalls
  • 14’ wide concrete aisle way with rubber matting
  • Main office with Director Suzanne Flaig and Farm Manager John Eubank
  • Men’s and women’s restrooms and changing rooms
  • Wash stall with hot and cold water
  • Tack room/tack cleaning room/laundry room
  • Farrier bay and hay storage
  • Feed Room- climate controlled

 

BARN 2 is available for boarding of student horses.  Included is…

  • Twenty 12’x12’ stalls with rubber matted floors, Dutch back doors opening out to outdoor dry lot
  • Several offices for team coaches, grad students, and barn staff.  All offices, tack rooms and restrooms are climate controlled
  • Barn Staff and Student Worker lounge with kitchenette
  • Restroom
  • Shower/changing room
  • Two Wash stalls with hot and cold water
  • Farrier bay and hay storage
  • Boarder tack room with laundry facilities
  • Horsemanship Classroom with digital projection equipment

 

BARN 3 is the home to Liberty University horses, and includes…

  • Twenty-four 12’x12’ stalls with rubber matted floors, Dutch back doors opening out to outdoor dry lot
  • Men’s and women’s restrooms
  • Men’s and Women’s Equestrian Team locker rooms – each member has a private locker
  • Two wash stalls with hot and cold water
  • Farrier bay and hay storage
  • Equestrian Team tack room/tack cleaning room
  • Equestrian Team Lounge

Indoor Riding Arena is 120’x300’, as large as any collegiate indoor in Virginia.  Footing is kyanite sand mixed with rubber and Euro-Fiber atop a packed sand base.  A polymer sand additive holds moisture in the footing and holds it firmLED lighting provides extraordinary bright riding area.  Three large cupolas exhaust hot air out the top, while five 14’ ceiling fans circulate air throughout the building.  A large concrete pad extends down one side of the arena, with bleacher seating for about 200 people and ceiling fans blowing above the bleachers.  There is also an enclosed, heated judge and announcer stand, with 3000 watt PA system.

Outdoor Riding Arena is 120’x300’.  Footing is Virginia river sand, and underground drainage carries rainwater off to a nearby retention pond.  Large stadium lights illuminate the arena at night.

Hay Barn is a 40′ x 80′ building that holds thousands of bales of hay storage, plus it includes a heated workshop area.