In December 2012 the Dakota Conference Board of Education met for the first time in the new conference office in Bismarck. One topic discussed was how to promote the continued growth of Dakota Adventist Academy. An idea that found footing was building horse stables so students could bring their horses to school and take advantage of the many riding trails on the 1,000 acres of land the academy owns.

At the January board meeting this action was voted. Construction will begin this summer with nine separate stalls, a hayloft and a tack room. Many students are excited about the prospect of having their horses with them at school.

News writer Jacquie Bilioff is communication director for the Dakota Conference.