In October 2019, the University of Georgia equestrian program opened its new state of the art Clubhouse located at the team’s facility in Bishop, Georgia.
Previously, the team’s facility provided limited support for team practices and operations. The $3.1 million project features an approximately 7,000 square foot facility containing a locker room, offices, team meeting space, sports medicine room, and laundry facility.
Head Coach Meghan Boenig made the following remarks at the grand opening. “Standing here today in front of our beautiful, brand new clubhouse, I can really think of only one thing and that is gratitude,” Boenig said. “The University of Georgia has embraced equestrian from day one as a program committed to both academic and athletic excellence. The University of Georgia has transformed our sport, how female athletes are empowered and how even our equine athletes are cared for and trained. Georgia’s commitment to providing opportunities for women is extraordinary. This is a physical manifestation of that support that each of us knows is a small part of the Georgia family that makes everything possible.”
The UGA Equestrian Complex is located in Bishop, Georgia, approximately 12 miles south of the UGA campus. The 109-acre farm offers UGA’s equestrian program the finest equine accommodations. Other features of the complex include a 24 stall barn, four practice and competition arenas, including a covered arena, and a six-horse Priefert panel walker, among other things.
The equestrian program was added in 2001 as UGA’s 21st varsity sport, winning national championships in both of the program’s first two years on the varsity level. Currently, it has the most national championships of any program in the country with 6 since the creation of the NCEA (National Collegiate Equestrian Association) in 2002.