Horseback riding on the Domain is primarily limited to current students. Those who are currently not students must have a valid permit from the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability. Those with active permits must remain on designated trails at all times.

  • Riding is confined to designated horse trails only. Trails not approved for riding will be marked. Maps of approved trails are available for download here.
  • Trails may be closed at the discretion of the University in the event of inclement weather or trail maintenance.
  • No garbage, rubbish, litter or any refuse, sewage or other material which would pollute said lands or waters or render them unsightly or unsanitary shall be thrown, left or deposited on the Domain.
  • No trees, timber, or vegetation of any kind may be cut and/or removed from the Domain.
  • Trucks and horse trailers may be parked only in the designated visitor area of the Equestrian Center. All permit holders must access Domain trails via Breakfield Road.
  • Riders must be able to provide a current negative Coggins certificate.
  • Failure to abide by any of the above can result in a loss of riding privileges on University property.

Apply for a permit here. (add link)

Application itself is NOT a permit.  

Once you have completed the online application, please bring current Coggins papers and check-in at the office of the equestrian barn.  A paper permit may be issued at that time.

All permitees must sign-in at the equestrian barn EVERY time they wish to ride on University property.