Our Facility

Barenscheer Arena

Riding symposium

  • 80 x 180 climate controlled indoor arena
  • Footing is a blend of sand, cedar chips and fabric
  • Can be divided in half
  • Equipped with a state of the art sound system with wireless microphones
  • Stadium seating for 99 and room to fit additional seating for more than 300 spectators
  • The Barenscheer Arena has been host to events like the Unwanted Horse Trainers Challenge, Jumping and Dressage clinics, Giddy-up Horsemanship Camp, and the Healing Touch for Animals trainings.




Nutrena Conference Center

Nutrena Conference CenterNutrena Conference Center can be used as a large conference room or divided into two smaller meeting spaces. Each side of the conference room has the same equipment. 

  • Tables and chairs have wheels to allow for flexible room arrangement
  • LCD projector and screen
  • Laptop connections
  • Wireless microphone avaiable
  • Wireless internet access
  • Sounds system


Dudley Barn

Interior of Dudley Barn Stalls at Leatherdale Equine Center

  • 14 stalls available
  • Great for short term boarding of horses during 1-3 day long events
  • Buckets and forks included in rental fee


Rentals available

The University of Minnesota's Leatherdale Equine Center is available for rental. For rates, availability, and more information contact 612-626-6417 or cvmumec@umn.edu.

Leatherdale Equine Center Rental Information Flyer 

Leatherdale Equine Center Rental Policies

Event Request Forms


If you are interested in hosting an event at the Leatherdale Equine Center, please fill out the appropriate event request form and a member of our event management team will respond to your request within 2-3 business days. 

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