Equine Institute Riding Arena - Sheila Johnson Hunt Seat and Riding Center

Hunt Seat Arena
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SUNY Morrisville features one of the most distinctive equine programs in the country, thanks in part to our exceptional facilities.

The Sheila Johnson Hunt Seat and Riding Arena is home to SUNY Morrisville Hunt Seat Riding, boasting an indoor arena specifically designated for English riding and training of hunters and jumpers.

Named after iconic entrepreneur and major college benefactor Sheila Johnson, the facility is located on Fearon Road as part of the Equine Institute complex, which also includes a breeding facility for Standardbred and thoroughbred horses.

SUNY Morrisville also features a hunt seat equestrian team which competes in Region III of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).


Equine student with her horse
If you have always loved and cared for horses (or even if you have just dreamed about them!), our Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree program in equine science will open the path for you to work in many equine careers while concentrating on horse breeding, training, nutrition and management.
Western riding students and their horses
Take it from the horse’s mouth: your equine career starts here. In the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program in equine science & management, you can take your love of all things equine to the next level.