About Us

History of SCUEC

Beginning in late 2009, a large group of citizens affiliated with the equestrian interests along with representatives of local governments, Clemson University, other educational institutions, and the Vision Plan leaders from the Upstate counties of Anderson, Pickens, & Oconee, came together to explore collaboration to increase the importance of the equine presence in this region.

The three counties, with more than 11,000 horses, and an annual economic impact over $63 million, saw the need to expand and improve the facilities at Clemson’s T. Ed Garrison Arena, and some of the adjoining property making Clemson and its surrounding area a premier destination for equine sports competitions and other activities, and create a venue for cross-country and other multi-day competitions.

SCUEC’s vision is to become a magnet in the tri-county area for all equine activities, and through the participation of spectators, vendors, and equestrian participants, to positively impact the quality of life…for children and adults through nature-based programs, equine education, and other outdoor recreational activities in the Upstate.

SCUEC is a 501c3 completely volunteer, non-profit

SCUEC Officers 2017-2018

Chairperson: Donna Patterson, Clemson, SC  email:  donnajp131@bellsouth.net

Vice-chairperson: Linda Symborski, Pendleton, SC  email:  theheritage@live.com

Treasurer: Dale Massey, Central, SC  email:  dalemassey48@icloud.com

Secretary: Robin Long, Pendleton, SC email: horse.teacher@hotmail.com



*** Our Completed Projects ***

*Coordination of new map for Fant’s Grove Trails
* Lighting for the outdoor warm-up ring at the T. Ed Garrison Arena
* Economic Impact Study of Equine Economy on the Oconee-Anderson-Pickens Counties
* Waterline to trailhead –maintained by SCUEC
* Porta-let at trailhead – maintained by SCUEC
* Hitching rail and pavement at trailhead
* Ground asphalt at the Butch Kennedy Trail-head
* Designation of 911 numbers for trail heads
* Color coded trail marking for safe trail usage
* Sound System Improvements to the T. Ed. Garrison Arena
* Upgrading of jumps at the T. Ed Garrison Arena
* Improvement of parking areas at CU Experimental Forest South Trail-heads

*Donated Stock Trailer to the Anderson County Animal Control Division

*** Our Current Projects***

* Support of Youth Equine Programs

* Support and development of trails in Anderson, Pickens and Occonee Counties

*Coordinated kiosks at trail-heads to assist all trail users

*Support development of new road sign for T. Ed Garrison Arena

 *** Our Future Projects ***

* Hunter/Jumper Arena at the T. Ed Garrison Arena
* Additional Outdoor Show Arenas at the T. Ed Garrison Arena
* Additional Outdoor Warm-up Arenas at the T. Ed Garrison Arena
* Cross-country field and jumps
* Steeplechase field

 ***SCUEC Continues to Support These Worthwhile Endeavors ***

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