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Equine Facilities

UF Equine Sciences' facilities include two working horse farms: the Horse Teaching Unit, located in Gainesville, and the Equine Sciences Center, just north of Ocala. 

Horse Teaching Unit - Gainesville

Professor training horse in a round pen while students watch.

Located 3 miles south of the main University of Florida campus, the unit is the primary educational and outreach venue for the Equine Sciences Program at the University of Florida.  The 65-acre facility welcomes a variety of programs that support equine and livestock programming, programmatic research, private meetings/events, and the program's annual Sale in the Swamp - Performance Horse Sale.

TEACHING FACILITY

  • Driving Directions

    North Bound Directions

    Traveling North on I-75.  Proceed North bound to Gainesville, FL.  As you cross Paynes Prairie take the Williston Rd exit (exit #382).  Turn left on to Williston Rd and take an immediate right onto SW 34th St/Rockey Point Rd.  There will be a Marathon gas station on the right.  Continue 1.8 miles until you see the Horse Teaching unit sign on your left.  Take the left into the drive and continue down the drive until you reach the main parking lot.

    South Bound Directions

    Traveling South on I-75.  Proceed South Bound to Gainesville, FL.  You will travel through the Gainesville metro area.  You will take the Williston Rd Exit (Exit# 382).  Take a left at the red light onto Williston Rd, proceed under the I-75 overpass and take the next right onto SW 34th St or Rockey Point Rd.  There will be a Marathon gas station to your right and a McDonalds on your left.  Continue 1.8 miles until you see the Horse Teaching unit sign on your left.  Take the left into the drive and continue down the drive until you reach the main parking lot.

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Equine Sciences Center - Ocala

mare and foal in a field at the ESC

The equine program breeds approximately 30 head of horses each year at the 320-acre complex located 7 miles north of Ocala, Florida.  The Equine Sciences Center functions as the primary production hub of the program's breeding and foaling activities that support the Equine Science Programs teaching, research, extension, and general production activities.

BREEDING & PRODUCTION FACILITY