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A-State Equine Center

Garry Meadow's Arena at A-State's Equine Center

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The A-State Equine Center was built in November, 2000. The project grew from just a single barn to a covered arena with adjacent pastures. The entire complex now covers 40 acres and houses a fifty-two stall barn with all the major amenities including stalls, tack rooms, spacious wash racks, a 300’ X 165’ covered arena, bleachers, sound system, and parking lot.

The Equine Center also contains areas for riding instruction and a classroom equipped for teaching equine production and management that doubles as a hospitality room for area events, such as regional FFA contests. 

The Garry Meadows Arena was named for the contractor who donated his labor preparing the land for construction. The entrance to the Equine Center, Fielder Road, is named for Lawrence Fielder, another contractor who assisted with the land preparation.

The Equine Center strives to meet the following goals:
  1. Provide educational opportunities in equine science and horsemanship to the students of A-State in order to educate future equine industry professionals.
  2. Provide a boarding facility to students and alumni of A-State.
  3. Provide an event facility for the general public to use for equine and non-equine related activities.
  4. Provide and promote an educational environment in which equine enthusiasts can gain horsemanship knowledge and improve their skill level in the events they enjoy.

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Schedule of Events

2021

EQUINE CENTER ARENA

April 10, April 17, April 24, May 8, May 15, June 5, June 12, June 26,

July 10, July 24, August 7.

  • Horse shows
  • Northeast Arkansas Horse Show Association
  • Contact: Ms. Alicia Kappelman
  • skappelm@hotmail.com

May 1st & 2nd 

  • High School Rodeo
  • (High School Rodeo Association)

    Contact the Equine Center's assistant, Megan Meese, to get your event on the Equine Center's calendar: (870) 972-3221 or mmeese@astate.edu

    The Arena and/or Show Barn will be closed for these events. Specific contact information is listed for each event. These are not A-State events.


    Facility Rental

    The Equine Center is available to rent for various events.

    Policy Changes effective June 1, 2013

    $200.00 per day
    Monday –Thursday

    $400.00 per day
    Fri, Sat, Sun, Holidays

    No charge for recognized A-State organizations. Proof of liability insurance must be provided for all events.


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