Equestrian fun show at WWU this weekend

Horses and
riders from three different seats will once again
share a weekend full of
equestrian events at the annual Winter Fun Show
at William Woods University.

This year’s
show, presented by the WWU Hunter/ Jumper Show Team, will be held Friday
to Sunday (March 2-4) and will include hunter/
jumper, western and
saddle seat classes.
 
“The fun
show allows students to gain show experience in a low stress environment
without the expenses of an off-campus
show,” said Jacque Franco, vice president
of the show team.


Hunter/ jumper
events will be held on Friday and
Saturday and western and
saddle seat events will be held on Sunday.
 
The show is
recognized by the Missouri Horse
Show Association and the
Missouri Hunter
Jumper Organization and is open to outside competitors and spectators.
 
Office fees are $10. Hunter/ jumper classes are $15, while
saddle seat and western classes are $10. The proceeds will go to members of the hunter/ jumper team members that volunteer at the show.
 
“For
show team members, it allows us to earn money working the show that can later be used toward clinics and other horse shows, especially our off-campus “A” shows,” said Franco.
 
Many
members of the team are saving and preparing for the Spring Time Encore “AA” show in Germantown, Tenn., April 9-15.
 
Although
putting on a show is a considerable undertaking, members of the show team look forward to doing it every year.
 
“Putting
on a three-day horse show with three different riding disciplines is a tall task, and each year our show team members step up to the plate and help everything run
smoothly,” said Franco. 
 
“While
it is a lot of hard work, in the end everyone has a good time and it is a great feeling of accomplishment to
know that we have put on a successful show.”
 
For
information about the show or if you would like to sponsor a class, contact Melanie Hemstreet, show team secretary, at mjhemstreet@owls.williamwoods.edu or
(425)
941- 5082.

CUTLINE:
Some of the same riders from the Hunter Jumper Derby last fall will participate in the Fun Show this weekend.