University of Florida

Animal Sciences Extension-Equine

A Message about the Department of Animal Sciences Extension

Extension is the third arm of the land grant system provided by the Smith-Lever Act in 1914. This Act established the Cooperative Extension Service and specified that the service would be associated with a land grant college. More...


Florida Equine Extension

Equine Extension Faculty and Instructors

Equine extension faculty and instructors have expertise in equine management, health, genetics, nutrition and reproduction. See the list of each faculty members area of expertise and contact information. More...

In the News!

Dr. Saundra TenBroeck was featured in a WalletHub’s article about 142nd Kentucky Derby.

Southern Equine Consortium Newsletter

The Southern Equine Consortium Newsletter is a newly created, educational resource for Southeastern region equine owners and equine industry participants. Each issue features timely, research-based information related to the care, management, and enjoyment of horses and other equids. The development of the newsletter represents a collaborative effort between multiple Southeastern equine extension programs to extend knowledge to our readers.

Florida Equine Institute Proceedings

The Florida Equine Institute provides horsemen and horsewomen with the most up-to-date equine management information. Summaries and video presentations.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Please join us for the 2016 Equine Institute and Allied Trade Show, September 15, 2016, 8:00am, at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, Florida 34470.

2016 Performance Horse Sale

UF-Sale In The Swamp is a capstone project that brings together the years of hard work for many of our students, donors, and staff and exemplifying our programs commitment to education and production. Many of our senior level students have had the opportunity to follow these young horses through the various courses offered as part of the Equine Sciences Program at the University of Florida.

2015 Equine Sciences Program Performance Horse Sale.  This year we are introducing a new sale format with a Live Demonstration and Auction on April 25th.  Bids may be placed in person, by telephone, or by absentee bidding.  ALL telephone lists and absentee bidding forms will close at 12:00 PM, April 24th.  Prospective buyers are invited to stop by the UF/ IFAS Horse Teaching Unit to preview horses between 3:00 – 4:15 PM, Monday, Wednesday, or Friday beginning March 11th. On April 25th, live demonstrations and bidder registration will begin at 10:00 AM.  The auction will start at 1:00 PM.

Please come and join us for the 2014 Florida Equine Institute and Allied Trade Show, being held, September 18, starting at 8:00am at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala, Florida 34470. More...

Equine Extension Youth Programs

Details about upcoming events, results of past events, and plenty of resources to help your own programs. More...

UF/IFAS Equine Facilities

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Smith-Lever 100th Anniversary

The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 established the Cooperative Extension Service, which allows us all to benefit from the knowledge of our land-grant universities. Extension has helped millions of Floridians by tapping the latest information from the research engines of the University of Florida and Florida A&M and converting it into practical knowledge we use every day.

Solutions for Your Life

UF/IFAS Extension maintains an easy-to-use, comprehensive Web site, Solutions for Your Life.

IFAS Resources