Completion of Equine Center | Judson College - Marion


Completion of Equine Center

Goal: $300,000

In 2008, upon recommendation of the faculty, the Judson College Board of Trustees authorized a new on-campus Equine Center. The Center is critical to the Equine Science major, which was developed in to accommodate the growing demand for professionals educated and trained in equine-related fields, such as therapeutic riding, equine business management, and equine disease management. Equine Science is one of the College’s fastest growing academic programs. Named in recognition of the generous support of Paul and Shirley Piper of the Christ is our Salvation Foundation, the Piper Center allows all equine-related activities to take place under one roof structure, including academic classes, shows, presentations, seminars, and clinics. This provides maximum efficiency of classroom and practice time, as well as protection from weather.

The Equine Studies Center was designed as a three-phase project. The first two phases have been completed and include a new barn, stables, tack room, office, covered arena and pasturage. Phase Three consists of a facility addition and covered viewing stands. Built in the southeast corner of the Center’s arena, the building addition houses a classroom/multi-purpose rooms, concession stand, restrooms, and offices, lighting for the arena and teaching technology.