In the fall of 2017, the Leatherdale Equine Center celebrated 10 years of operation. In 2007, with the generous gift of Doug and Louise Leatherdale, we brought together many of the University of Minnesota’s equine programs under one roof. In the first decade we’ve seen growth and improvements and are excited about what’s ahead. In the next year, we will have another imaging diagnostic tool - a standing CT. The new standing CT enhances our status as one of the top equine care facilities in the Midwest. Please check back on our website for updates and special happenings at the Leatherdale Equine Center. To learn more about the first decade please view this anniversary publication.
The Leatherdale Equine Center and its Piper Clinic, along with the West Metro Equine Practice, serve the community by advancing the health, well-being, and performance of horses.
We provide clinical services for horses, cutting-edge research, equine veterinary education, and classes and community events. Each year, our clinics, research, and outreach programs are proud to help more than 1,000 horses. Our world-class facilities host a range of events and are available for rental.