Penn State horse barn hosts open house

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Penn State Horse Barn

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Collegiate Horseman’s Association at Penn State and the Penn State Equine Research Team will host a Penn State Horse Barn open house Sept. 30.

The event will be in connection with the third annual Celebrate Agriculture Day at Beaver Stadium, an event designed for Penn Staters to honor the agricultural roots and history of the University.

The open house will be at the equine science facilities’ “Old Barn,” directly across from Beaver Stadium, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Horse farm

The on-campus horse farms are home to approximately 70 American quarter horses and an active breeding facility, which raises about 20 foals per year and trains them for sale by the time they reach two years of age.

Penn State-raised horses are used in many classes for the equine science minor and for research projects.

The barns typically aren’t open during football weekends, so Celebrate Agriculture Day is a unique opportunity for the public to meet some of the horses.

Students from CHAPS also will be selling equine science merchandise, including foal calendars.

There will be a station for face-painting and horse saddles to try out.

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