Parent Letter

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Dear Parents, Relatives, and Friends:

Hello again from Meredith Manor! It is hard to believe that we are already into the fourth week of our summer quarter. We have 117 students this quarter from: AL, AK, AZ, CA, CT, CO, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NH, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY, Canada and Columbia.

Dr. Walter Threlfall is teaching the Equine Breeding Management Course again this Summer. The students are really enjoying this course. Dr. Threlfall is a consulting theriogenologist and former Head of the theriogenology Department at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Topics covered in this course include anatomy of the reproductive tract, physiology of reproduction, palpation, uterine cultures, speculum examination, cervical examination, semen collection and evaluation, semen handling, packaging for shipment, semen freezing, palpation, cultures, artificial insemination and natural cover, breeding soundness exams, physiology of gestation and diagnosis of pregnancy, laboratory tests, and breeding programs and breeding farm management. Meredith Manor offers this course each Summer quarter.

Meredith Manor has instituted a fitness test that all incoming students must pass. We have also hired a personal trainer to teach two fitness classes per week. The classes are geared toward fitness for riders, trainers, and farriers. The classes are open to all students at no charge. Those taking advantage of the classes this summer have been having a great time!

If you haven't been on campus lately we have made quite a few changes and improvements. The most recent is an expansion to the cafeteria which adds an additional 1100 square feet of room. It looks great and gives us much needed room for our Award's Assemblies and Graduations.

Please stop by the Meredith Manor web site at for pictures of our recent graduation and showmasters. If you haven't been to the Meredith Manor facebook page lately you will want to do that as we are posting daily about the "going ons" on campus.

Quote: "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." Ronald E. Osborn

Until next time!

Faith Meredith
Faith Meredith

When I left the Manor I had accumulated almost 2000 hours in the saddle under some of the finest instructors in the world. I was a new person, full of the confidence that comes with realizing a dream. I now have a solid foundation to continue on my own, to set new goals and realize new dreams.
Kelly Lagos: 2005 Riding Master VI Graduate