Friday, June 21, 2013

New donated horses join the Riding Center

Randolph students can enjoy riding two new horses that have been donated to the College.

Laura Narten and Tess Fortune, friends of Lauren Dees ’13, donated Christo (also known as Maximo), a 16. 1 hand warmblood.

Diana Cummings donated Kona, a 15.3-and-7/8 hand  Dutch Cross, to join another horse that she gave the College last year.

Both horses have moved in to the Randolph College Riding Center barn, and Chris Mitchell, director of riding, said they will make great additions to Randolph's growing riding team.

Chris Mitchell, director of riding, is very pleased with the horses and the experience they will provide to students. Most students rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to ride such quality horses, he said. “To have nice horses to practice on, show, and compete with makes a big difference in riding instruction,” he said.

Meet More Horses
This summer, you can meet many of the horses in the Riding Center through “Warmblood Wednesdays,” a weekly feature story series. Find links to the past features by browsing the Riding program’s Facebook page, and be sure to like the page so you can see the new features each week.

Minor in Equine Studies
Randolph College recently added an equine studies minor that gives students an academic experience that prepares them for working with horses in a variety of capacities. Learn more here.