About Ithaca Equestrian Center

Come Grow With Us

Wrapping a horses legs

Experienced, Attentive Care

We understand that your horse is so much more than a pet. And we understand that the care they are given impacts your own sense of wellbeing. As life-long horse owners, we are totally committed to providing each of the horses entrusted to us with the best care possible.

We live on the premises; providing us the ability to monitor their activities. We can see when a blanket or fly mask needs adjusting. We can tell when a horse is “off” or just not acting normally. We are building the Center with safety, comfort and quality care in mind.

We know your horse would love living here!


Ithaca Equestrian Center is located 4.3 miles North West of Ithaca, New York on Route 96. We are 5.4 miles from Ithaca College, 4.7 miles from Cornell University’s main campus, and 6.4 miles from Cornell’s Equine Hospital. We are on TCAT bus route 21 (great for students with no car). Not only is our location convenient, but our setting could not be more beautiful.

Less travel time - more saddle time!

Photo of Ithaca Equestrian center's 2 miles of riding trails


As a boarder or student at Ithaca Equestrian Center you can enjoy over 2 miles of off-road trails around the 73-acre property; across open fields or along forest covered trails. (Sorry we do not rent horses for trail rides.) Gradual changes in elevation help to develop your horse’s conditioning. School over the jumps and obstacles built along the way. Or stroll around them if you like. The course is built for horses and riders of all levels.

Just be sure to take time to enjoy the incredible scenery!

Ithaca Equestrian Center outdoor riding arena

Training Areas

Our outdoor arena is 230’ x 100’ making it large enough to hold a full-size dressage arena or a full hunter course. The arena features flexible fencing for the safety of horse and rider, three access gates with stay-mounted latches, and an 8’ x 12’ gazebo to keep observers comfortable.

The beautiful 200’ x 80’ indoor arena is light and airy with four 8’ x 8’ windows that open fully. The dustless footing provides excellent traction and compression rebound to reduce wear and tear on horses’ joints.

Trail obstacles (e.g., wooden bridge, practice gate, water hazard, etc.) are also available to train on. We also have that valuable training tool; a 60-foot round pen.