George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center at Lake Erie College
The George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center is the home of the equine studies program at Lake Erie College. The new Learning Center was completed in 2009, and provides state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory space for the academic program in equine studies. Equine studies faculty and staff offices are also located in the Learning Center. The Learning Center serves as a "home base" for equine studies students, with a computer lab and a very popular student lounge overlooking the main indoor arena. The building also includes student locker rooms with showers. The equestrian center is located approximately five miles from the main campus. Shuttle service is provided for students Monday through Saturday during the school year.
The equestrian center houses all of the equestrian activities and facilities at Lake Erie College. The 86-acre facility offers permanent stabling for up to 95 horses in two barns, including school horses and student and faculty boarders. We also have temporary stabling for 39 additional horses during horse shows. Our turnout facilities includes grass and all-weather paddocks with electric and vinyl fences. A breeding laboratory in the school barn contains space and equipment for students to learn and practice all aspects of modern breeding management including collection of the school's stallions, the evaluation and processing of cooled semen, teasing mares and artificial insemination. Coursework and practical laboratory experience at the equestrian center provide opportunities for students to utilize industry-best practices in the day-to-day management of our equestrian facilities.
Our facilities provide many riding and showing venues for our students. Our 100' x 225' indoor arena with seating for 700 spectators has an attached 70' x 130' warm-up arena. We also have three outdoor rings including a lighted 225' x 100' enclosed outdoor arena, a hunt field with cross country jumps and a recently renovated multi-tier bank. Throughout the year, we host several dressage and hunter/jumper shows, as well as clinics with professional horsemen. Information regarding upcoming shows and clinics is available on our web site at www.lec.edu/equine-events.