Horses will have a new place to stay and students will have a new place to learn at the Trumbull Career and Technical Center equestrian program.

After demolition in early May, a brand-new $2-million equestrian center will take its spot with much more to offer, including a built-in classroom.

"We're going to have brand new permanent stalls, concrete flooring, heated...We're going to have restrooms for our students, a locker room," TCTC Supervisor Anina Karlovic said, "We're going to have a classroom with all the bells and whistles like our normal classrooms inside the building have."

After spending the past year planning and securing funding with the help of the school board, construction will begin in the coming weeks.

With everything in one place, it won't cut into instructional time by transitioning between buildings. Seniors said this will be huge for the incoming students.

"Certainly needed, not just for us, but especially for horses and more than anything, our teacher," Senior Iliana Smith said, "She's been here for 25 years and our horses in her deserve this barn more than anything."

This comes as interest in the program is growing with 25 students waitlisted, so the improvements come at the right time.

"There's a lot of money and really, really good careers in equestrian," Karlovic said, "and there's not a lot of programs around."

The new equestrian center should be finished by the end of October and was fully funded by the district.