Bromeley-Daggett Equestrian Center

at the Maris Cuneo Equine Park

Are you an English or Western competitor? Or just enjoy riding? Equine classes, student boarding, varsity and JV teams for both English and Western disciplines, clinics and horse shows are all offered. The spacious facility located on 400 acres is within a five-minute drive of campus.

Bromeley-Daggett Equestrian Center
5174 Lake Rd.
Alfred Station, NY 14803

Thanks to the generosity of Alfred University Trustee Rob Daggett '81, Catherine Bromeley Daggett '58, and Peter '67 and Maris Cuneo, AU has a state-of-the-art equestrian facility that opened in August 2005.

Thanks to a generous donation from Maris Cuneo, a new 60' x 120' pole barn (clear span) with an overhang for equipment storage has been added to the facility. The barn is being used primarily for hay storage and the rest of the space will be available to set up stalls to use for quarantine or for horse shows.

The Equestrian Center has:

  • Offices
  • Classrooms
  • Viewing areas
  • 200 x 80-foot indoor arena has wall mirrors as well as footing comprised of sand and crushed rubber
  • Two lighted outdoor arenas:
    • 240 x 120 feet
    • 120 x 90 feet
  • 56 stalls accommodate:
    • Over 40 university-owned horses
    • 14 horses belonging to university students who want to board their own horses
  • 28 electric camper hookups available for trailer parking
  • 40 acres of turnout fields

The Alfred University Equestrian Studies Program is designed to offer students an opportunity to define their own needs and goals and create a career plan that facilitates their achievement.

Alfred University offers the opportunity for you to combine an Equestrian minor with one of our existing majors to prepare you for a wide variety of careers. Examples might include:

  • A combination of equestrian studies with a major in business might enable a student to run a training operation, open a tack shop or other small equine-related business, or handle accounting, marketing or sales for a large breeding operation.
  • Students who choose to combine psychology and equestrian studies might work towards certification in equine-assisted therapy.
  • Several of our students pair their equestrian minor with a major in biology to prepare for veterinary school.
  • Some students who are interested in careers in engineering or art and design take equestrian classes simply because it's a wonderful way to take advantage of all Alfred University has to offer, and because they want to stay involved with horses no matter what their career.

Courses are offered in English and Western riding, Draft Horse driving, and theory.

We also offer an Equestrian Business Management minor.

Opportunities to Compete

  • English Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) varsity and junior varsity teams.
  • Western IHSA varsity and junior varsity teams.
  • Alfred University fully supports varsity team participation, there are no out-of-pocket expenses for team members.

Opportunities to Learn

  • Minor in equine studies
  • A comprehensive Pre-Health and Pre-Vet Advising Program
  • English and Western riding as well as Draft Horse driving. Our expanded course offerings give you plenty of options from which to choose
  • More than 40 university-owned horses available for lessons and competitive events, thanks to the generosity of our donors
  • Scholarships are available based on financial need

Opportunities to Diversify

  • One of the few four-year schools in the country offering nationally recognized programs in art and engineering and a complete program of equine studies
  • Couple business and equine studies
  • Couple pre-vet or pre-med and equine studies
  • Couple psychology and equine studies

Opportunities to Gain Experience

  • We have a large number of work study hours available that enable students to earn money towards tuition and cost of living by working in the barn
  • Field trips
  • Schooling shows and clinics
  • In-house seminars on topics such as nutrition, trainers, hoof care, etc
  • Equestrian Center and boarding facilities for student-owned horses within 5-minutes of campus.

Opportunities to Be Involved

  • Help out with our open shows
  • Summer camp counselor opportunities
  • Assist with public riding events

Opportunities to Meet People

  • Network with riders, trainers, vets, dentists, farriers and more
  • Collaborate with instructors and staff who have industry and entrepreneurial experience

Opportunities in the Summer

Alfred University Students can arrange to board their horses at the Equestrian Center. Students have the ability to work their horses in classes and/or anytime University personnel is on the grounds and the arena is not in use. Please direct questions about boarding to our Director.


AU students may bring their own horses to school. A monthly fee of $500 is charged for full care boarding.

Services provided

  • 14% pelleted feed
  • Feeding is done 3 times/day
  • Grass hay
  • Special feeding
  • Students wishing to use a different grain, top dress, or add supplements to the feed, must purchase these items and place them on our feed cart. We will be happy to feed them to your horse
  • Automatic waterers
  • Daily stall cleaning
  • Daily turn out (weather permitting)
  • With gelding or mare herds in large fields or
  • Limited time in individual turn out if necessary
  • Daily arena time to ride your horse.

Academic Programs

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