Excellent Indoor and Outdoor Facilities
The 120′ by 300′ Robin S. Cramer Hall, one of the largest indoor college arenas in the nation, has a heated viewing area and sound system.
Three spacious outdoor rings, one with sprinklers and lights.
Covered lunging area.
Several teaching and schooling fields with a variety of natural obstacles.
Hunter-jumper fences suitable for USEF competitions.
Professional and High Level Horse Care and Stable Management
80 large box stalls with rubber mats.
55 well-mannered college-owned horses — warm bloods, thoroughbreds, quarter horses, and several cross-breeds.
Four wash racks with hot and cold running water.
Five tack rooms.
26 individual paddocks and 10 large pastures for turnout.
Fire and theft security system.
Two late-model trucks, a six-horse Hawk gooseneck trailer and a six-horse Adams gooseneck trailer provide safe transportation to and from horse shows, foxhunts and other activities.
Room to Roam
Riders enjoy Virginia’s long, mild falls and springs along 18 miles of trails that wind through Sweet Briar’s 2,840-acre campus. There is no better way than on horseback to experience wooded countryside, foothills, dells and open fields.
Full Time Stable Staff
Full-time stable staff are devoted to horses and riders. For added security, some faculty and staff members live on the riding center grounds and on Sweet Briar College’s campus.
Part-time student workers clean tack, turn out, groom and — under supervision — provide therapeutic treatments to horses.