A private West Virginia equestrian school is closing its permanently closing its doors after nearly 60 years.
Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre in Waverly, W.Va., will be ceasing operations June 4, 2021, at the end of the quarter.
“Meredith Manor regrets that it is no longer able to continue its operations due to declining enrollments and lack of funding,” the school announced in a statement. “While Meredith Manor administrators pursued possible ways to keep the program open, time on these efforts has run out due to lack of funds.”
The nationally accredited equestrian college offered riding majors in dressage, jumping and Western. Its career emphasis areas included farriery, forging, training, teaching, equine massage therapy, breeding, horse health, barn management, business management and leather working.
“Meredith Manor has operated since 1963 with thousands of graduates who have pursued careers in the equine industry,” according to the statement. “The ownership and administration of Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre is grateful for the opportunity to serve so many individuals in our communities over the past 58 years.”
The school is arranging for the maintenance of academic records and making them available to students upon request.
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