Disability Therapy Group to Leave University, Reluctantly

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The University of Minnesota chose to not renew a lease at its equine center with a service group for people with disabilities, reports the Minnesota Daily.
The nonprofit organization We Can Ride, which offers therapeutic horseback sessions for disabled children and adults, had been using the U's Leatherdale Equine Center since its opening year in 2007, reports the Daily.
The U chose to not extend the lease, which expires Oct. 31, due to accreditation and space issues, cited the Daily from a letter to program participants penned by the U's College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Trevor Ames.
To honor their time spent at the U, We Can Ride will host an appreciation event Oct. 20 from six to eight p.m. at the University equine center, according to their website.
Justin Paquette of the University's Academic Health Center told the Minnesota Daily demand for space at the Equine Center is increasing alongside growth of equine research and studies at the U.
We Can Ride will continue offering services for riders, though they will relocate in November to Hastings, Minn. reports the Minnesota Daily. The new location will be approximately 30 miles from its current home at the Equine Center.
According to the Minnesota Daily, the decision reached between the University and We Can Ride was ultimately considered friendly by both sides.

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