Farr Park Equestrian Center and RV Campground6402 River Road
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Spectator admission is charged for a selected number of special events. Fees are charged for horse boarding, RV camping and horseback riding lessons.
About Farr Park Equestrian Center
BREC's Farr Park Equestrian Center is one of the area's largest and most versatile centers for horse enthusiasts. It features a newly renovated indoor arena and an outdoor arena (both lighted), 256 stalls, a cross-country eventing course, and horse trails. The equestrian facilities are available on an hourly or daily basis.
Bring your horse and ride our trails.
The fee is $5 per day, and owners must present negative coggins certificate to the office.
Other Services and Fees
Indoor arena practice: $30/ hour
Horse Hotel: $20
About Farr Park RV Campground
The Farr Park RV Campground is an ideal place to stay when in town for an LSU game. It is located only two miles from the campus -- and six miles from the downtown Baton Rouge attractions -- yet campers can enjoy a quiet, country environment. The campground is adjacent to the Mississippi River, located on historic River Road. It is easily accessible from Interstate 10. The campground has 108 sites (many pull-throughs) and is equipped with water and power hookups, restrooms, showers and laundry facilities. Call 225-769-7805 for reservations and more information.
Attractions convenient to the facility include: Magnolia Mound Plantation, Bluebonnet Swamp, BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo, the State Capitol, the Governor's Mansion and the U.S.S. Kidd, among others. Hours of Operation
Amenities and Fees
Full Hook-up: $20/ night
Storage: $10/ day
Dry parking: $10/ day
Magnolia Cross-Country Eventing Course
The course is open for schooling days on the first and third Saturdays of each month (weather and course conditions permitting).
Captain Mark Phillips from England designed the course at BREC's Farr Park Equestrian Center and RV Campground. Captain Phillips is recognized as being the top course designer, as well as one of the top horsemen in the world. He is also the Chef D'Equipe (trainer) of the US Olympic eventing team. The course has been designed keeping with the spirit of southern Louisiana, and showcases the natural beauty of the property with its live oaks, magnolias, and plantation history.
Facility Rentals, Magnolia Bend Cross Country Course:
$30/ 2 hours
$450/ 10 hours
$250/ 5 hours
$500 damage deposit is required
Reservation must be made at least two weeks prior to rental date.
Group must carry $1 million coinsurance.
20% fee increase for out-of-parish residents
Greenwell Springs Arena
BREC also has a horse arena at the Greenwell Springs Park, located at 7550 Shady Park Drive, off Greenwell Springs Road. All events are free for spectators. Contact the Equestrian Center at 225-769-7805 for more information.
Eventing could be termed an "equestrian triathlon." It involves working with a horse both on the flat and over fences. The three phases are: dressage, endurance (or cross-country), and show jumping. Over the centuries it has developed from the test of the ideal military charger. Eventing has now evolved into an exciting sport attracting interest from all levels of sports enthusiasts, from weekend hobby riders to professional international stars.
With its variation in levels and difficulty and wide range of competitions available all across the country, Eventing is a sport which provides competitive and recreational opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. Today, the sport is most known for its cross-country phase where horse and rider gallop over an outside course of solid obstacles which the horse has never seen before.