JWU's Center for Equine Studies at Rehoboth, MA, is a winner of the 2009 Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation's Horse Farm of Distinction award.
The award was established to recognize Massachusetts horse farmers whose facilities meet exceedingly high standards of excellence in overall horse health, farm management and compliance with public safety.
Located just 15 miles from the Providence Campus, the Center for Equine Studies has a 70'x170' indoor ring with leather footing, two tack rooms, a jumping field, and an observation room.
It also features 32 box stalls, turnout paddocks, an outdoor stadium and dressage rings, a world-class sound system, kitchen, classroom and office space for faculty and staff.
The center is located on 31 acres of New England farmland adjacent to a Massachusetts state forest.
The university boasts an impressive roster of horse breeds in its stables: Dutch Warmbloods, Hanoverian, Swedish Warmblood, Danish Warmblood, Holsteiner, Thoroughbred, Trakehner, Morgan and Quarter horse.
Many have competed at the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) level in dressage, hunter-jumper circuit, and in combined training.