Facilities

Expansions and Improvements

Miami Equestrian Center with horses.

Room with trunks and saddles.

In 2012, Miami committed funds for Phase I construction which elevated the equestrian center 8 feet, adding 60,000 cubic yards of fill to raise the site out of the flood plain.

Site Improvements

  • A 14,000 square foot barn expansion that is equipped with a fire suppression sprinkler system
  • 58 stalls one of which is equipped with cameras to provide 24 hour watch on a horse as needed
  • Four wash stalls with hot & cold water, two of which are equipped with radiant heat
  • A team tack room with show trunks, lockers and access to personal saddle racks
  • A school tack room with 45 saddle racks and 120 bridle racks
  • A laundry room with two industrial washers and dryers and ice machine
  • 150' x 300' outdoor riding riding arena with state of the art of footing, irrigation and drainage

The current site upgrades have been designed to support an indoor arena without major changes to the existing footprint.

Rendering of the proposed indoor riding arena.

Rendering of the viewing area of the proposed indoor riding arena.

We are working with University Advancement with fundraising for Phase II which would provide the equestrian team and students enrolled in classes an indoor to practice and learn in year-round regardless of the weather. Additional opportunities such as enhanced course offerings, growth in community programming, and the ability to host events and offer facility rental would also be available.

The second phase of this project would provide a building that would house

  • An indoor riding arena
  • Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Viewing lounge and concession area
  • Locker room and rest rooms

To support this initiative contact Miami University Advancement Michael Kumler, Director of Development kumlerme@MiamiOH.edu 513-529-1957 forloveandhonor/GiveToEquestrian.

Phase 1

Miami Equestrian Center with horses.

Room with trunks and saddles.

In 2012, Miami committed funds for Phase I construction which elevated the equestrian center 8 feet, adding 60,000 cubic yards of fill to raise the site out of the flood plain.

Site Improvements

  • A 14,000 square foot barn expansion that is equipped with a fire suppression sprinkler system
  • 58 stalls one of which is equipped with cameras to provide 24 hour watch on a horse as needed
  • Four wash stalls with hot & cold water, two of which are equipped with radiant heat
  • A team tack room with show trunks, lockers and access to personal saddle racks
  • A school tack room with 45 saddle racks and 120 bridle racks
  • A laundry room with two industrial washers and dryers and ice machine
  • 150' x 300' outdoor riding riding arena with state of the art of footing, irrigation and drainage

The current site upgrades have been designed to support an indoor arena without major changes to the existing footprint.

Phase 2

Rendering of the proposed indoor riding arena.

Rendering of the viewing area of the proposed indoor riding arena.

We are working with University Advancement with fundraising for Phase II which would provide the equestrian team and students enrolled in classes an indoor to practice and learn in year-round regardless of the weather. Additional opportunities such as enhanced course offerings, growth in community programming, and the ability to host events and offer facility rental would also be available.

The second phase of this project would provide a building that would house

  • An indoor riding arena
  • Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Viewing lounge and concession area
  • Locker room and rest rooms

To support this initiative contact Miami University Advancement Michael Kumler, Director of Development kumlerme@MiamiOH.edu 513-529-1957 forloveandhonor/GiveToEquestrian.

Miami Horse Herd

Pleaides the horse.The equestrian center is home to approximately 50 horses that offer a broad spectrum of educational opportunities in dressage, western and hunt seat riding. The horse herd is made up of a variety of breeds such as warm-bloods, quarter horses, thoroughbreds, appaloosas and paints. The University strives to maintain a top-of-the-line horse herd to serve a variety of levels of riders.

Donate Your Horse

Many of the horses are generous donations that have been competitively shown or are brought along with the guidance of the Miami University Equestrian Program. If you have interest in donating a horse to Miami please contact Heather Pinnick burrahe@miamioh.edu for additional information.

Board Your Horse at Miami

We offer Miami Equestrian students the opportunity to board their privately owned horse at Miami from May 1-November 30 with a possibility of spring boarding dependent on weather. Board includes full care: stall cleaning, turnout, three feedings a day and hay, grain and bedding will be provided by Miami. All veterinary and farrier care will be scheduled through the directors at Miami but will be paid for by the owner. All riders and horses will be approved and must have liability waivers completed before arriving. 

Board includes one lesson a week as all horses kept at Miami must be in a consistent work program. All horses must have current coggins and we will provide you with a list of vaccinations that must be current. The board is $525.00 per month.

 Heather Pinnick

Heather Pinnick
Director
(513) 529-8073
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Beth Akers

Beth Frey
Assistant Director
(513) 529-8073
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Courtney Previte

Courtney Monarch
Assistant Director
(513) 529-8073
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Ashley Dowler

Ashley Lawson
Instruction Intern
(513) 529-8073
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Carlo Costanzo

Carlo Costanzo
Instruction Intern
(513) 529-8073
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