The SIUE Equestrian Club will remain in business as an equine charity, but its main focus will be on fundraising.
In January 2019, the SIU Board of Directors approved the closure of the club’s horse care centre in Richmond Park.
The SIU said it was determined to retain the SIUA’s financial support to continue the club as a horse care facility and continue its equine activities, including training horses and helping support the SIUU’s animal welfare and research activities.
It will be shut down for good.
“In the coming months, the Club will be transitioning to a new horse care and veterinary centre in the community,” said SIUE President and CEO Mike McCollum in a news release.
“The SIUE Board of Trustees will consider all of the options available to the Club to maintain its long-standing status as an accredited equine facility.
The Board will consider these options in consultation with the SIUI Executive Committee and its staff, and it will be up to them to make the final decision.”
As of March 2019, there were more than 500 horses at the SIUD’s Richmond Park facility, with about 300 of them having not yet been adopted.
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