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Fall Equine Education Horse Show to be Held at the U of M, Crookston on Saturday, December 13, 2008; Show Begins at 10 a.m. in the University Teaching and Outreach Center
December 8, 2008

What: Fall Equine Education Horse Show

When: Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 10 a.m.

Contact: Ron Del Vecchio, head, Agriculture Dept., 218-281-8109 (, Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

Crookston, Minn. (December 9, 2008) – The second annual fall Equine Education Horse Show will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2008, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. The horse show will be held at the University Teaching and Outreach Center (UTOC) arena located just north of the campus. The public is welcome and admission is free.

The show is designed to show off the horsemanship skills students gained through various equine science classes held during fall semester 2008.  The last day of instruction for the semester is Friday, December 12 and includes the courses: topics in advanced equitation over fences, western equitation, training and showing, and hunt seat and dressage equitation.  Students from advanced equine evaluation will serve as the student judges for the contest. 

Instructors Nicky Overgaard and Brooke Leininger agree their students have worked hard all semester and look forward to its culmination with a semester-end horse show where they are rewarded with ribbons and the feeling of accomplishment.  Organizing a successful horse show is a major undertaking.  This opportunity gives the students valuable insight into how much work goes into preparing, grooming and showing a horse for a horse show.

Students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members are invited to the horse show. To learn more about the equine program at the U of M, Crookston, visit

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