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.

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.

Enjoy the extra daytime with horses. 🐴
03/09/2020

Enjoy the extra daytime with horses. 🐴

Please welcome TUFF PEPPYS HICKORY or "Ruby" to the SFASU Equine Center Breeding Program. This mare was purchased to be ...
03/03/2020

Please welcome TUFF PEPPYS HICKORY or "Ruby" to the SFASU Equine Center Breeding Program. This mare was purchased to be a broodmare although she is also an experienced ranch horse. Ruby will be bred to to the stallion, MILLENIUM ONE, in partnership with Kansas State University for a 2021 foal. We are looking forward to working with this maiden mare and the KState Horse Unit this breeding season.

Matt Dillon Dun It  is one of the exciting stallions in the SFASU Equie Breeding Program. Stay tuned for more informatio...
03/03/2020

Matt Dillon Dun It is one of the exciting stallions in the SFASU Equie Breeding Program. Stay tuned for more information about the other stallions included in our 2020 breeding season.

We are excited to announce that our SFASU Equine Breeding Program will be including the stallion, Matt Dillon Dun It, du...
03/03/2020
: : : Alpha Equine : : : Dr. MC Baker - Granbury, Texas

We are excited to announce that our SFASU Equine Breeding Program will be including the stallion, Matt Dillon Dun It, due to a generous donation by the Victor Cattle Company and Alpha Equine.

Matt Dillon Dun It is Victor Cattle Company's AQHA World Champion Senior Working Cowhorse. He is the only son of Hollywood Dun It to win money in the Reining, Cowhorse, and Cutting arenas. He additionally is the #2 All-Time Leading Money-Earning son of Hollywood Dun It. Matt Dillon Dun It has numerous accomplishments including: 2005 AQHA World Champion Senior Working Cow Horse; USEF Open Champion at the NRHA Derby; 3rd, NRBC Open Derby; FEI CRI World Reining Masters Champion, bringing home the Gold for the United States; NRCHA Worlds Richest Stock Horse RCH Open Reserve Champion; Reserve Champion of the NSHA World’s Richest Stockhorse Competition; Western States Horse Expo Magnificent 7 Reserve Champion; finalist NRHA Open, Intermediate Open & Limited Open Futurity; CA Reining Challenge 3-Year-Old Open Futurity Champion; Top-Ten, NRCHA Worlds Greatest Horseman; and a Superior in Reining. He has Lifetime Earnings of $168,983 & (82+) AQHA Open Performance points.

Matt Dillon Dun It is sired by the great Hollywood Dun It. NRHA Hall of Fame; NRHA Open Derby Champion, and NRHA’s #2 All-Time Leading Sire. His pedigree is equally important on the dam’s side, Rosalie Dillon. She goes back to King Fritz, Doc Bar, and Johny Tivio, all close up.

Matt Dillon Dun It has sired money earners in NRHA, NRCHA and NCHA events. As of January 1, 2018, his offspring have earned AQHA Incentive Earnings of $4,185.72, NRHA Earnings of: $40,690.18, NRCHA Earnings of: $34,781.62, and AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Earnings of: $2,960. His first foals to show include Smart Little Dillon ($7,107: split 3rd, 2010 SW RCH Kalpowar Open Futurity; SW RCH Circle Y Derby $5,000 Novice Horse Open Reserve Champion; 11 AQHA Open points: ROM), Dillons Skarlet Chic ($5,755: 2010 CO State Fair RCH Amateur & Non-Pro Futurity Champion), Dillons Dun Didit ($2,740: top 10, Congress Non-Pro Reining Stakes), This Chics A Dunit ($2,666: 5th, 2010 FEI World Open Reining Team), Nic Dun It ($2,105: top 10, Rocky Mountain Summer Slide Open Stallion Stakes Futurity), Seven S Party Girl (2011 E. Coast RCH Classic Limited Open Futurity Champion), Mr Dillon Dun It (finalist, 2010 Smoky Mountain Limited Open Reining Futurity), Chillin With Dillon (14.5 AQHA Open & Amateur points: Open ROM), and the list goes on.

If you are interested in more information about this stallion, please contact Melanie at [email protected] or check out the other stallions standing at Alpha Equine on their website at http://www.alphaequine.com.

On January 25-26 the SFA Equine Club traveled to Conroe, TX to attend the Clinton Anderson Walkabout Tour. The students ...
01/28/2020

On January 25-26 the SFA Equine Club traveled to Conroe, TX to attend the Clinton Anderson Walkabout Tour. The students were additionally thankful for SFA Alumni and former SFA Horseman’s Association member, Virginia Haydel, for providing tickets for 5 club members. Everyone that attended took something away from the event and will be putting their new training methods to use to further their horsemanship skills.

We are pleased to announce a new addition to the SFA Equine Breeding Program! With the generous donation from Stacey and...
01/07/2020

We are pleased to announce a new addition to the SFA Equine Breeding Program! With the generous donation from Stacey and Anthony Vandrovec, Barn Dance Party or “Chocolate” has been added to the SFASU broodmare herd for the 2020 breeding season. Highpoint Performance Horses, Inc. have donated a 2020 breeding for “Chocolate” to Slye By Design (Slick By Design X Kellies Chick) in support of the SFA Equine Breeding Program. We are very thankful and blessed by the support and generosity of our donors in the support of our program and our students’ educational opportunities. Additional information regarding our 2020 breeding season will be posted so stay tuned. We expect 2020 to be an exciting year!

Happy New Years! We hope your reach your equestrian goals that you have set for yourself and your equine teammate in 202...
01/01/2020

Happy New Years! We hope your reach your equestrian goals that you have set for yourself and your equine teammate in 2020!

Merry Christmas to you and yours from the SFASU Equine Center crew! 🎄
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas to you and yours from the SFASU Equine Center crew! 🎄

Beautiful morning and a busy barn cat 🐈 on duty.
12/18/2019

Beautiful morning and a busy barn cat 🐈 on duty.

Frosty cold yet beautiful day at the SFA Equine Center this morning!
12/13/2019

Frosty cold yet beautiful day at the SFA Equine Center this morning!

The SFA Equine Club went to the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, TX for Alex and Renee to school Cross Country with Kira ...
11/25/2019

The SFA Equine Club went to the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, TX for Alex and Renee to school Cross Country with Kira on Saturday, then Morgan with Player, Matt with Matias, Katie with Dukie, and Cassie with Rabbit competed in their first Western Dressage show on Sunday. Overall SFA was well represented with both horses and riders performing well!! In Introductory Level, Test 1 placings were: 1st Morgan, 2nd Matt, and 3rd Katie. Introductory Level, Test 3 placings were: 1st Morgan and 2nd Katie. In Introductory Level, Test 4 Matt placed 1st. For the Walk/Trot Rail class, Katie took 1st, Matt 2nd, and Cassie 3rd on Rabbit, for their first show! In Walk/Trot/Canter, Morgan took 1st place! Go Lumberjacks!

The second annual Ag Olympics were held in the Equine Center arena, which consisted of some old favorites and a few new ...
11/16/2019

The second annual Ag Olympics were held in the Equine Center arena, which consisted of some old favorites and a few new events. New events this year included a egg 🥚 & spoon 🥄 race and Stick-horse jumping events. A total of 8 teams competed, included the Equine Club. This year the Equine Club took the Most Spirited Team award and 4th place overall against some stiff competition from the AGR team.

Tonight the Equine Club had a Friendsgiving meal at the Equine Center then 15 members saddled up and played equestrian s...
11/16/2019

Tonight the Equine Club had a Friendsgiving meal at the Equine Center then 15 members saddled up and played equestrian soccer 🥅 ⚽️ cheered on by their teammates and fellow club members, while refereed by Kira Rubin. A good meal and a good time was had by all in attendance.

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256 County Road 123
Nacogdoches, TX
75965

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Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
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