Leatherdale Equine Center Reflection Garden

Reflection garden marker stone outside Leatherdale Equine CenterThe bond between humans and horses is unique and life changing.  They enrich our lives every day with companionship and unconditional love - through the small ways they connect with us - like the nicker when you walk in the barn or the funny way they curl up their lip to “smile.” 

So when we need to say goodbye, it can be one of the most difficult and painful times of our lives. We’d like to help in the remembrance of your beloved.  We have a couple ways to remember your horse.  

You can place a memorial brick in the Reflection Garden at the Leatherdale Equine Center which is located near the main entrance of the Leatherdale Equine Center on the St. Paul Campus. It is a special place to celebrate and honor the life of your horse.

Having a place such as the Reflection Memorial Garden has not only given me a place to honor my horse, but has helped in the healing process of grief.  We spent 17 beautiful years together and she will always be in my heart.  

-Kim Adams-Kang

Request a brick

With a gift of $250 or $500 (two different brick sizes), a brick will be engraved with your own inscription and placed in the garden as a permanent memorial. The donations for the bricks will be used to maintain the Reflections Garden. You will also receive our college’s publication - Profiles.

If you would like to purchase a brick please complete the form below and a member of the VMC development team will contact you with next steps.

Reflection garden brick request form

Questions? Please contact:

Libby Baur, Stewardship Specialist 
Phone: 612-624-7204
Email: ebaur@umn.edu