SFASU Equine Center

SFASU Equine Center The SFASU Equine Center is part of the College of Forestry and Agriculture, and is located in Nacogdoches, Texas. The SFSU Equine Center offers stall, pen, and pasture boarding options.

07/15/2020
Pregnancy ultrasound at 40 days.

Those that are the most challenging are also the most rewarding. I am overjoyed to announce we are expecting a Fancy Little Catstep X Matt Dillion Dun It foal in 2021! This success took a collaborative team effort involving Alpha Equine and Melanie Ritter, Kilgore Veterinary Associates, Wards Animal Hospital, Dr. Stephanie Pulley Jones, Cassie Lynn Montesano, and the SFASU Equine Center crew.

Fancy Little Catstep is a new addition to the SFASU Breeding Program courtesy of Trudy Day and has earned her ROM in Ranch Riding and VRH Trail.

Matt Dillion Dun It is the only son of Hollywood Dun It to accomplish outstanding results in the reining, cow horse and cutting.
Matt Dillon Dun It has sired money earners in NRHA, NRCHA and NCHA events as well.

•AQHA World Champion Sr Working Cowhorse
•NRHA Derby USEF Open Champion
•NRHA Ltd. Open Futurity Res. Champion
•#2 All-Time Leading Money- Earning Son of Hollywood Dun It

We are all very excited for this match up and cannot wait to see what 2021 Foaling Season will bring.

Hay Day 2020 was brought to us by J4 Cattle and Timber, which supplied us with our annual square bales of hay. We had an...
07/12/2020

Hay Day 2020 was brought to us by J4 Cattle and Timber, which supplied us with our annual square bales of hay. We had an amazing hay crew that made it truly a entire SFA farm effort with students and volunteers from every farm. Everyone pitched in and worked together to make this chore more enjoyable and entertaining. A huge thank you to everyone that helped out! We could not have done it without: Kira, Cassie, Emily, Cameron, Garret, Mason, Brent, Harrison, Angel, Phillip, Garrett, and Vianey. Good music, hot weather, interesting conversations, entertainment, great company, dancing, flying hay bales, a lot of water bottles, and a barn full of hay!

How much can a horse carry?They can carry the weight of broken hearts, broken homes, and broken bodies. Moments when par...
07/08/2020

How much can a horse carry?

They can carry the weight of broken hearts, broken homes, and broken bodies. Moments when parents and friends cannot be there to help and hold a person, horses embrace and empower. They carry physical, mental, and emotional handicaps. They carry hopes and dreams; and they will carry the stress from your day when you can't carry it anymore.

They carry college, graduations, new careers, moves away from everything familiar, and marriages. They carry mistakes and joy. They carry the good, and they carry the bad. They will carry you to success when all you have felt is failure. They will carry you, never knowing the weight of your burdens and triumphs.

If you let them, they will carry you through life. Life is hard; life is heavy. But a horse will make you feel weightless under it all, as they carry you through.

Courtney Brasovan is one of our recent Equine Emphasis graduates that is currently doing the summer Equine Breeding and ...
06/26/2020

Courtney Brasovan is one of our recent Equine Emphasis graduates that is currently doing the summer Equine Breeding and Management Internship with the Miner Institute in New York, working with their Morgan Horses. So far she has been able to gain hands on experience with handling stallions, collecting stallions, assisting during foaling, and training of young horses.

When discussing her internship, Courtney has this to say about her education and experiences at SFA and the Equine program:

“My education at SFA prepared me for this internship by giving me hands on learning experiences that translated over to real world applications. These experiences combined with in depth discussions on breeding and reproduction, has given me the tools and information that I need to pursue a career in the field of equine reproduction.”

Chips Chocolate Image (Tracey) gave us a great image on the ultrasound today. We are pleased to announce that Tracey is ...
06/24/2020

Chips Chocolate Image (Tracey) gave us a great image on the ultrasound today. We are pleased to announce that Tracey is expecting a 2021 foal by Brennas Golden Dunit!

This breeding was made possible by Justine Rivard of Remedy Ranch. When we encountered issues with the circumstances with our original breeding contract, Justine allowed us to make a quick switch and just in the nick time to catch Tracey on her foal heat. This quick change included some paperwork and a few phone calls that allowed for a same day collection and shipment, which worked out to a single shipment and conception! A special kudos goes to Justine for working with us, understanding our special circumstances, and supporting our breeding program at SFA!

Our students will be waiting and anticipating 2021 foal watch for Tracey to get to meet this foal that is the result of communication, timing, and overcoming obstacles.

Kira Rubin, Cassie Lynn Montesano, Stephanie Pulley Jones and SFASU Equine Center would like to send out a big CONGRATUL...
06/12/2020

Kira Rubin, Cassie Lynn Montesano, Stephanie Pulley Jones and SFASU Equine Center would like to send out a big CONGRATULATIONS to our student, Gabby Kapusta, on getting her very own first horse! Cody has blessed Alexandra Morgan in many ways, and we are thankful she was able to pass on his greatness to another! Thank you to Kira for helping build this new equine partnership. We all hope Gabby and Cody have a great summer in Houston, and look forward to their return to the SFA Equine Center in the Fall.

Foxy (Foxy Achievement) certainly achieved her goal last night and finished up our foaling season with a bay colt by Met...
06/11/2020

Foxy (Foxy Achievement) certainly achieved her goal last night and finished up our foaling season with a bay colt by Metallic Masterpiece. Foxy kept us waiting for 30 minutes shy of a year for this foal. This colt’s conception and birth was truly a masterpiece of networking as Foxy was provided by Mrs. & Mr. Benton as a lease to our breeding program when we unexpectedly lost the broodmare booked to Metallic Masterpiece due to a torsion colic. The 6666 Ranch graciously allowed us to switch mares on the breeding donation. Kaycee Richard, now SFA graduate, performed the breeding in the Equine Reproduction course that led to this colt’s conception. We are certainly blessed and grateful to all of those that have helped, aided, donated, or otherwise supported the SFASU Equine Breeding Program. Go Lumberjacks!

Holly (Missbehavenhollywood) did not miss and she is behaving, as she is confirmed in foal to Wimpy McClain (Wimpys Litt...
06/08/2020

Holly (Missbehavenhollywood) did not miss and she is behaving, as she is confirmed in foal to Wimpy McClain (Wimpys Little Step X Colonels Smoking Gun) from her foal heat breeding for a 2021 foal.

Before you start inquiring about this foal, it has already been claimed, even before conception, by our soon to be SFA graduate and Equine Center student worker, Morgan Wright! Morgan fell in love with McClain at first sight when she got to meet him at the AQHA World Show. We are so very thankful and appreciative of Bella Wells’ donation to our breeding program, which made this all possible for our students and especially Morgan!

Our Lady (MS Poco Bueno King) did not keep us waiting. We are pleased to announce that Lady is bred to Peptocremzemal fo...
06/04/2020

Our Lady (MS Poco Bueno King) did not keep us waiting. We are pleased to announce that Lady is bred to Peptocremzemal for a 2021 foal. Lady is a foundation bred mare that goes back to King. Peptocremzemal is by Yellow Roan of Texas out of Lenas Abbie N Charge owned by KB Ranch. Many thanks to Kari and Brian Robertson’s for the breeding donation to our Equine Program. For more information or breeding inquires about Peptocremzmal, please check out his page.

These little miracles could not happen without the dedication of the faculty, staff, and students and generous stallion owner donations to the SFASU Equine Center. This years Equine repro student’s hard work sets up for next year’s students to experience the miracle of foaling and reproduction, such is the circle of life and education at SFA.

Barn Dance Party (Chocolate) has given the SFASU Equine Center a good reason to to want to dance and have a party! She h...
05/29/2020

Barn Dance Party (Chocolate) has given the SFASU Equine Center a good reason to to want to dance and have a party! She has been confirmed in foal to Slye By Design on her 14 and 25 day pregnancy checks. We will continue to monitor this pregnancy, but wanted to share this good news. This 2021 foal is bred to pick up some checks at future barrel races! If your interested in more information about this barrel prospect, contact the SFASU Equine Center as this foal will be offered for sale once weaned.

"Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility."– Eleanor Roosevelt
05/25/2020

"Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility."

– Eleanor Roosevelt

On Mother’s Day, we appropriately have a new mother at the SFA Equine Center! Ms Poco Bueno King or ‘Lady’ is one of our...
05/11/2020

On Mother’s Day, we appropriately have a new mother at the SFA Equine Center! Ms Poco Bueno King or ‘Lady’ is one of our new SFA broodmares, and she delivered a beautiful dun filly, Piper, this evening. Piper is sired by Shing C Neal Jr, who is now located in Germany. Piper is foundation bred on both her sire and dam’s side.

Thank you to Shelby Earnhart for Lady as our addition to our broodmare herd, Cassie Lynn Montesano for her role as foaling manager, and all the students in Foaling that have been watching the foaling cameras overnight to help ensure our foals arrive safely into the world.

Our last graduating student worker, Katie Goode, will conclude our Senior Spotlights this semester. Katie Goode was nomi...
05/06/2020

Our last graduating student worker, Katie Goode, will conclude our Senior Spotlights this semester. Katie Goode was nominated as Student Worker of the Year at SFA to give her recognition as the dedicated, reliable, and hard worker that she is and as such can make the most difficult or tedious farm work task entertaining with an Australian accent over a random piece of rope or spontaneous ninja- like reflex.

My name is Katie Goode and my hometown is Waskom, Texas. I am graduating as an Agribusiness major with a minor in general business.
I’ve lived on a hay and cattle ranch my entire life and volunteered at a therapeutic riding center for multiple summers. Living on a ranch has helped developed my passion for agricultural work and given me multiple opportunities to learn and advance my skills in the agricultural field.
My favorite moment at SFA would have to be working at the Equine Center and developing many long lasting relationships and memories that I will cherish forever. I have met so many amazing people at this facility and they have all taught me something important in their own way. I wish them all the best in their future endeavors and hope to see them succeed wherever God takes them.
My plan after graduation is to become a full time ranch manager and start my own cattle breeding program.

Today we welcome a new Lumberjack to our SFA family! Holly gave birth to a perfect red roan filly at 4 pm this afternoon...
05/04/2020

Today we welcome a new Lumberjack to our SFA family! Holly gave birth to a perfect red roan filly at 4 pm this afternoon. I would like to introduce Rue to everyone. Rue is carefully watched over by Holly, who is by Hollywood Dun It. Rue is by Trumped U (Metallic Cat x Lively Dual) and represents his first foal crop.

Last night ahead of the thunderstorm, Tracey gave birth to a buckskin colt by Dun It With a Whiz at 12:30 am. He had a b...
04/29/2020

Last night ahead of the thunderstorm, Tracey gave birth to a buckskin colt by Dun It With a Whiz at 12:30 am.

He had a bit of a rough start trying to figure out how to latch and nurse but seems to have it down now. The colt was in great hands as we had Cassie and 3 students in attendance for the birth in person and another 7 students observe remotely via camera live feed. It will be a night that that the students will never forget. Thank you to Christie Jackson for the breeding donation to Dun It With A Whiz and providing our SFA students with this unforgettable learning opportunity.

We will continue our Senior Spotlight with another Equine Center student worker, Morgan Wright, who is also the former p...
04/28/2020

We will continue our Senior Spotlight with another Equine Center student worker, Morgan Wright, who is also the former president of the SFA Equine Club.

My name is Morgan Wright. I’m a senior animal science major with an equine emphasis from Cypress, TX. This is my 16th year riding horses in both the western and English disciplines. This summer I will be a barn manager at Camp Champions in Marble Falls and in the fall I will have an internship with Hope Rising Ministries located in Brenham, TX. All of my favorite moments from SFA have been at the Equine Center, whether it be riding, working, or just spending time out there.

Who would you never have met if it wasn’t for horses?
04/25/2020

Who would you never have met if it wasn’t for horses?

Stephen F. Austin State University
04/25/2020

Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA has been ranked No. 2 in a list of “hidden gem” universities in Texas by College Gazette for its outstanding academic programs, focus on student success and school spirit.

College Gazette ranks schools based on articles and other media, striving to help students find the best fit for their educational needs. SFA attained its high ranking for a number of programs, including forestry and nursing, and its state-of-the-art academic buildings and workspaces, like the Early Childhood Research Center and the Cole STEM Building.

To read more, visit bit.ly/2RY2dOh.

We are starting our Senior Spotlight with on of our SFA Equine Center student workers, Ryan Dembicki, who will be gradua...
04/20/2020

We are starting our Senior Spotlight with on of our SFA Equine Center student workers, Ryan Dembicki, who will be graduating with his Animal Science- Equine Emphasis degree in May.

I am Ryan Dembicki and I am graduating as an Animal Science Major with an equine emphasis. My hometown is Dallas, Texas.
I’ve worked and had internship style experiences while working for Sky Ranch and Pine Cove as a part time and full time horse wrangler and summer counselor.
I’d say my favorite moment at SFA is meeting Katie Goode, but a close second is getting to work at the SFA Equine Center and building on and improving my skills in Ag and myself.
My plans after graduation are to go into full time ranching and Lord willing, start a family.

04/15/2020
SFASU Center for Teaching & Learning

SFASU Center for Teaching & Learning

When classes were forced online, Dr. Stephanie Jones in the SFA Agriculture Department made sure the students in her foaling class would still be able to put all that they had learned about equine reproduction, endocrinology, and physiology to use as they monitored two mares approaching partrition at the SFASU Equine Center. In the latest Keep Teaching Faculty Spotlight, Stephanie explains how basic home security cameras made this possible.

On our first night of Foal Watch, Dot gave to us... a pretty bay filly, ‘Vegas’. Vegas is sired by Super Corona and this...
04/15/2020

On our first night of Foal Watch, Dot gave to us... a pretty bay filly, ‘Vegas’. Vegas is sired by Super Corona and this is certainly the only Corona we love!

The students in the Foaling course were able to remotely view livestream video of Dot and observe Dot give birth with our new camera system as part of SFASU’s conversion to online teaching. Welcome Vegas to the SFASU Equine Center as part of our Lumberjack family!!

Beautiful morning today at the SFASU Equine Center ☀️
04/05/2020

Beautiful morning today at the SFASU Equine Center ☀️

We would have to choose: free hay, vet bills paid, and truck & trailer of our dreams. What would you choose? 🤔
03/28/2020

We would have to choose: free hay, vet bills paid, and truck & trailer of our dreams. What would you choose? 🤔

03/26/2020
The SFASU Equine Center is still open; however, we will be running on a skeleton crew to flatten the curve and limit exp...
03/17/2020

The SFASU Equine Center is still open; however, we will be running on a skeleton crew to flatten the curve and limit exposure of our students and staff. As we adopt social distancing, we will put additional cleaning and disinfectant measures in place for our boarders, students, and staff. We are trying to protect our health as all the horses in our care need us.

Equine club
03/16/2020

Equine club

This week we are introducing our President Renee Johns and two of our school horses: Z and Harley.

Renee is 21 years old and is a junior at SFA. She started riding when she was 8 years old.
⭐️What equine disciplines do you focus on? ⭐️ Jumping and Eventing ⭐️ What do you like the most about our club? ⭐️ I have a club that always supports me in my riding and my daily life. I can always count on everybody in the club.

These two handsome geldings are Z (picture 1 and 2) and Harley (picture 3 and 4).

Z is a six year old OTTB (off track thoroughbred). He joined our school horse team about 3 years ago. He started his journey in the Basic Horsemanship classes and is currently doing a great job in the English riding classes and jumping.
Harley is a sixteen year old quarter horse. He is an amazing all around horse. Trail rides, jumping, Western or English, from beginner to advanced rider, it doesn’t matter, he will get the job done. He joined our school horse team almost 4 years ago and is our professor Jones’ personal horse.

I am a lesson horse. I am a horse that isn’t as recognized as the top hunter jumpers, the best western pleasure horse, o...
03/13/2020

I am a lesson horse.
I am a horse that isn’t as recognized as the top hunter jumpers, the best western pleasure horse, or the 1D barrel horse, I am a university lesson horse. I am the backbone of the Equine program and strive to teach riders all of those things. I take the timid unbalanced beginning rider on their first ride. I execute a side pass for the intermediate rider. I delight the advanced rider by performing a flying lead change. I give wings to the student as we soar over a jump. I am a university lesson horse.

I am not loved by one person. I am loved by several people. I don’t have my person, I have my people. I am a university lesson horse.

I will teach the student more than just to ride. I will bring a student out of their shell. I will teach a student about life. I will be their shoulder to cry on. I am a university lesson horse.

I will bring students the joy of teaching many how to ride. I will bring the equine industry and business growth by teaching a new generation about horses. I am so loved by students, even if they don’t express it everyday. My job allows others to show me love and enjoy me. I am a university lesson horse.

As the years pass and the students come and go as they graduate, I will be covered in grey hair. Each grey hair came from each hour I spent as a lesson horse. I will be in a field of green grass, I will be taken care of as when I was when I was a young lesson horse. I will watch as a new student comes towards me from across the pasture awkwardly holding the halter and lead. But, I will love this new student more than any horse can. I will be the backbone of the equine program at the university. Don’t forget about me, I am a university lesson horse.

I am a university lesson horse.
*borrowed and edited from a friend *

-I’ve been trying to tell their story but wasn’t sure how I could. ❤️ I’m extra thankful for our university lesson horses and the jobs that they perform daily.

Thank you to all of my hardworking SFASU horses and the jobs that they perform daily. ♡ We couldn't run the Equine Program without you.

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256 County Road 123
Nacogdoches, TX
75965

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday 08:00 - 18:00
Sunday 08:00 - 18:00

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