The Leatherdale Equine Center

Pasture Horses 240x277A new tradition of excellence in equine care, research, education is here! The world-class facilities at the Equine Center and exciting comprehensive equine program represent a new era in which the growing significance of horses is celebrated throughout the entire equine community.

This state-of-the art complex includes:

-The Nutrena Conference Center, an ideal meeting place for conferences, dinners, and seminars

-the spacious Barenscheer Arena

-a modern high-speed treadmill

-custom-designed lameness and reproductive evaluation areas.

The progressive equine program incorporates the many unique academic resources only available at the University to produce meaningful, innovative advancements in the health, well-being, and performance of the horse.

In short, the Equine Center is a preeminent facility providing state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities, research focused on the causes of performance problems in equine athletes, and in-depth education. The University of Minnesota is committed to preparing the next generation of equine veterinarians who are well-served with the latest knowledge and technological tools in equine medicine and surgery. 
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To discuss your gift to the Equine Center please contact Mindy K. Means, development officer, at 612-626-5482 or

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