University of Vermont

The UVM  Horse Barn Co-op

Barn Member Responsibilities
UVM Horse Barn

Barn Member Responsibilities

The UVM Horse Barn is a cooperative barn for UVM students.  The barn consists of 22 stalls, a heated tack-room with built in tack boxes, a hay loft for storage of extra equipment, a wash stall with hot and cold water, a fenced indoor riding arena approximately 72' x 168' rubber and sand footing, a fenced 100' x 200' outdoor sand riding ring, and white-rope electric fence turnout paddocks for turnout.

The UVM Horse Barn, CREAM Barn and the UVM Barns all embody the UVM Farm.  Some Animal and Veterinary Sciences classes and labs are held in the classroom at the barn.  Everyone will be expected to behave in an appropriate manner consistent with an educational facility.  Please note that the UVM Farm is open to the public 9:00am-4:30pm daily.

Members of the UVM Horse Barn are expected to do the following:

  • Take complete care of their horses (i.e. muck out stalls, set up grain, and clean and refill water buckets) daily, or find a responsible person to do it when they are unable to come to the barn. (Morning feeder is provided.)
  • Do general barn chores, which are shared on a rotating basis.  These chores include turning out the horses, sweeping the aisles, throwing hay, cleaning the tack room and bathroom, and bringing in the horses.
  • Sign up for a minimum of three horse watch hours per week. A barn member must be present when horses are out.
  • Attend all barn meetings on Monday evenings starting at 4:45pm. Work is not an acceptable excuse for missing barn meetings. 
  • Come to barn events during the fall and spring semesters. There are usually one to two events each semester, and they are almost always on the weekends.
  • Sign up for "night check" every week with a partner.
  • Sign up for “weekend watches” throughout the semester.  Usually two per semester, weekend watches consist of four hour blocks of horse watch on either Saturday or Sunday.
  • Sign up to cover horse watch over school vacations, including Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks.  
  • Sign up for ASCI 030, “Horse Barn Co-operative” for each semester in the barn.
  • Have fun and enjoy your fellow barn members and horses!


Last modified February 11 2016 12:30 PM

Contact UVM © 2017 The University of Vermont - Burlington, VT 05405 - (802) 656-3131