Address: 4101 N Bear Canyon Rd. Tucson, AZ 85749
Director: Cyprianna E. Swiderski, DVM, PhD, DACVIM 

Location Highlights

  • Al-Marah Equine Center (AMEC) creates and disseminates knowledge and provides outreach to improve the lives of horses and people. 

  • AMEC was a generous gift from Ruth “Bazy” Tankersley to the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

  • This 88-acre facility in the Tanque Verde valley houses an equine breeding and training center that includes a breeding shed, 2 covered arenas, 2 outdoor arenas, 48 stalls, and meeting spaces. 

  • The center breeds, trains, and markets Al-Marah Arabian horses, which trace to Bedouin ancestors and are recognized world-wide for their temperament, athleticism, and beauty.  

  • Researchers at AMEC are working to determine if horses with pasture-associated severe equine asthma, a disease that occurs in southeastern states with hot humid climates, will experience disease remission in a different climate. This research holds the promise of disease-free productive lives for horses that experience significant suffering before reaching an untimely death.   

Coming in 2022

  • April: Al-Marah Arabians 80th Anniversary Celebration  

  • Late 2022:  Equine assisted therapies