UC Davis Center for Equine Health receives Templeton Farms donation
This 52-acre, world-class sport horse facility will expand the university’s equine program and offer new opportunities for veterinary students, researchers, and residents.
The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s Center for Equine Health will expand its equine facilities to Templeton Farms on California’s Central Coast. This 52-acre property was donated by dedicated equestrian and UC Davis alumna, Gina Bornino Miller.
According to a university release, Bornino Miller and her late husband William J. Miller opened the Templeton Farms business in 2011 and it has operated as a world-class sport horse training, sales and breeding facility near Paso Robles. It has served generations of performance horses and has offered a successful boarding program.
“I am thrilled to donate Templeton Farms to my alma mater,” said Bornino Miller, in the release. “It was our dream to build a world-class facility and I look forward to seeing it develop further to advance equine health and veterinary education for years to come.”
The donation supports the Center for Equine Health’s mission to accelerate equine health, welfare, performance and veterinary care through research, education and public service. Additionally, this location will offer new opportunities to unite veterinary students, residents, researchers, and veterinarians so they can combat critical problems impacting horse health.
“We are incredibly grateful to Gina for this extraordinary donation that supports the future of equine veterinary medicine,” said Carrie Finno, director of the Center for Equine Health. “Templeton Farms is a spectacular property with a reputation for excellence and we are committed to providing top-quality care to boarders while enhancing our research and educational efforts to improve horse health and performance.”
“UC Davis is known as a leader in equine health,” said Mark Stetter, dean of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. “Gina’s trust in us with the farm that she and William founded will give us new opportunities to fulfill our mission to California and to serve the equine community.”
Additional details including the expansion's timeline will come in 2022.
UC Davis equine veterinary program to expand with donation of Templeton Farms. News release. UC Davis. December 17, 2021. Accessed December 20, 2021. https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/uc-davis-equine-veterinary-program-expand-donation-templeton-farms