Pursue equestrian studies in an environment customized for you

At SCAD, there's more to life than just rigorous studies. You'll have access to an abundance of resources, ride in top-tier facilities, and enjoy countless extracurriculars to help you relax, recharge and have fun.

Breathtaking facilities for you and your horse

The Ronald C. Waranch Equestrian Center is a state-of-the-art 180-acre complex with two barns for horses belonging to SCAD and students. The all-encompassing facility offers a veterinary clinic, wash stalls, laundry facilities, tack room, trophy room, and storage space.

Additional features of the world-class Waranch center include:

  • Covered riding arena with state-of-the-art footing and fans for ventilation
  • A staff veterinarian providing the latest diagnostic treatments and therapies including shockwave, digital radiography, ultrasound, and an EquiVibe equine plate and platform, all in a newly-constructed veterinary lab
  • Three large competition rings with state-of-the-art footing as well as a fully fenced turf derby field
  • 14 turnout paddocks and a European walker
  • 90 stalls with 24-hour security
  • Stem cell, Pro-Stride, and PRP therapies available for acute and chronic equine orthopedic conditions or injuries
Equestrian studies competitive team

Get the inside track

The SCAD equestrian studies department is a key player in the equine industry. We regularly host competitions for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and the ANRC, as well as other events like the United States Hunter Jumper Association's Trainers Symposium. Through these opportunities, you'll get a firsthand glimpse at training, production, judging, and show management.

Equestrian studies student in competition

Learn from admired equine professionals

SCAD hosts visiting equestrian-industry professionals, including internationally acclaimed riders, judges, trainers, veterinarians, and horse show managers. These experts offer exclusive master classes, participate in private parties, and deliver inspiring lectures — and you're invited for it all.

Equestrian studies student with horse

A culture for horse lovers

If you love all things equine, you'll fit right in at SCAD. We're the only art and design university with an equestrian studies degree program, and since 2002, we've won more American National Riding Commission championship titles than any other team. From the excitement in the air before a show to the comforting scents of hay and leather that fill the barn, you'll feel completely at home.

Get a jump on your career in equestrian studies

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