Performance Horse Sales

Cal Poly Animal Science

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Student Trainers

Student Trainers

Cal Poly’s Quarter Horse Enterprise Project is a program comprised of well qualified student trainers who are selected to start and train Cal Poly bred Quarter Horses, as well as several other client-owned horses.

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Cal Poly Quarter Horse Enterprise 2014 Students

Cal Poly Quarter Horse Enterprise 2014 Students

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Cal Poly Sale Horses

Each horse goes through a minimum of four months of training, including trail and cow work. They are exposed to a variety of situations and handlers, producing a calmer and more aware horse.

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Cal Poly Performance Horses

Each horse is trained with versatility in mind. They are all capable of being show champions or reliable ranch and family horses.

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Breeding Services

Hot Pepper Cat (High Brow Cat x Olena Pep) stands at the Cal Poly Equine Center and is also available for outside breeding

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Cal Poly Quarter Horse Stallion Backdoor Cat

Cal Poly Quarter Horse Stallion Backdoor Cat

Backdoor Cat (High Brow Cat x Genuine Democo) is sire to the majority of the Cal Poly-bred two & three year-old Quarter Horses

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The Cal Poly Equine Center

2017 Performance Horse Sale

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Time TBD

Upon completion of the spring Quarter Horse Enterprise, student trainers will promote their horses for buyers to purchase at the annual Performance Horse Sale. They will begin the day by demonstrating the horse's athletic ability under saddle during dry arena work and cow work. At the event, guests will have the opportunity to visit with the student trainers to learn more about the horses' personalities and characteristics. Between watching horses work in the arena, spectators can visit our sponsor's booths, as well as check out the silent auction items. All inquiries about the horses or the event are welcome.
Please contact Julie Yuhas, Cal Poly Equine Center Manager:
​Office:  805.756.5469
Cell:  805.268.6609

About the Equine Center

The Cal Poly Equine Center is a multi-use facility built for educational purposes which expands across nearly 700 acres on the Cal Poly campus in San Luis Obispo, CA. The Equine Center embodies the Cal Poly "Learn By Doing" motto by providing students of all majors with the opportunity to interact with horses of all ages, disciplines, and uses. Students can board privately owned horses, ride and train horses, work in nutrition trials, and take part in numerous class labs and enterprises. The pinnacle of the Equine Center is its breeding program. Students participate in the breeding, foaling, training, and riding of the Cal Poly Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds. Currently, Hot Pepper Cat, Backdoor Cat, and Tejons Jaguar stand at the Equine Center. For detailed information about the Equine Science program for undergraduate students at Cal Poly, please click here.

About the Quarter Horse Enterprise Project

Cal Poly’s Quarter Horse Enterprise Project is a program comprised of qualified student trainers who are selected to start and train Cal Poly bred Quarter Horses, as well as several other client owned horses.  In order for horses to be eligible for sale, they must go through the Cal Poly student training program. The Quarter Horse Enterprise, under the supervision of instructor Lou Moore-Jacobson, is a truly unique opportunity that promotes the university’s “Learn by Doing” motto.  These two year-olds are trained entirely by the students and are geared towards performance, general riding, and ranch work.  The goal of the enterprise is to produce a versatile, quiet, and talented horse and a well-rounded, hard working, and knowledgeable student trainer.
 

 


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