Naming Opportunities

A naming opportunity is not just a vehicle to donate to the Equine Center, it is an opportunity to express to a highly-educated cross section of the equine community your personal or organization’s commitment in perpetuity. Significant gifts to the Equine Center will entitle the benefactor to appropriate recognition through a variety of named giving opportunities.


All gifts make a difference!


Engraved Bricks – This permanent placeholder is a unique opportunity to provide a special tribute. The tribute bricks will be located on the grounds of the new Equine Center. Give a gift in honor or in memory of your horse, equine club, veterinarian, or trainer.

 DEV Brick 1  DEV Brick 2
4”x8” brick $250
(42 characters, 14 characters per line, 3 lines)
8”x8” brick $500
(84 characters, 14 characters per line, 6 lines)


DEV Equine Paddock Paddock Fencing - $10,000 per section
Your name will be inscribed on a nameplate fence section located in the paddock areas at the new equine facility.


Horse Stalls – $25,000 each
The horses that call the Equine Center home serve the community as teachers, physical therapists, and research tools. They deserve well-lit, airy stalls and safe surroundings. You can help by sponsoring a stall, and you can choose to select stalls used for the We Can Ride program, teaching horses, or equine patients. Horses also relish the chance to be outside, and the Equine Center will have spacious paddocks for daily turnouts. Your name will be inscribed on a nameplate on the horse stall of your choice or paddock at the new equine facility.
DEV Horse Stalls

 Exam Rooms
Precise clinical exam of our equine patients is an important part of the clinical evaluation of patients in the Equine Center. These rooms will provide the best in diagnostic techniques.

Conference Hall Lobby
This lobby will be used constantly and is a high-traffic area for veterinarians, horse owners, and community programs that use the Equine Center. Beautifully decorated, this lobby is a warm welcoming space that allows for easy access to the Conference Hall and educational facilities.

Outdoor Round Pen
The round pen will be frequently used in conjunction with the lameness hall in evaluation lameness problems and for general exercise.


DEV Horse Stalls Farrier Center
The farrier center is a busy area of activity where horses’ hooves are cared for and specially designed shoes are applied to relieve lameness.


Lameness Hall
A well-designed and well-equipped area creates the ideal environment for detecting subtle changes in a horse’s gait that can have a major impact on performance. The facilities in the new equine center are especially designed to assess lameness in a safe and efficient and highly effective manner. The Equine Center is home to the most advanced and comprehensive equine sports medicine program in the Midwest. Highly skilled veterinarians and researchers will use this lameness hall to diagnose complex equine problems.

Client Education Room
Because the owner-veterinarian relationship is one of the most special aspects of Equine Center care, the place where diagnosis and treatment is discussed should be made comforting.

Outdoor Riding Arena (100 x 200 feet)
Like the indoor riding area, the outdoor riding area will be used by the We Can Ride program and many others for exercising and evaluating horses. 

Outdoor Paddock Area
This high-visibility portion of the facility will cover approximately two acres and will be used daily for turnout of horses.

Surgical Suite
This modern suite will provide the very best in technology and equipment for the highly skilled surgical staff at the Equine Center. Many owners whose horses would otherwise face certain death will find hope in this suite. 

Indoor Arena (60 by120 square feet)
The heart of the Equine Center, this arena will be used to evaluate lameness and performance problems, host We Can Ride program activities, and be invaluable for educational workshops. The Nutrena Conference Hall will overlook the arena, and many activities will combine these two spaces.


To find out more about these and other giving opportunities, please contact: 

Bill Venne, Chief Development Officer
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Phone: 612-625-8480

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