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.
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.
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.
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.