WWU Western Club Hosts Fun Show

Riders at William Woods University will have the opportunity to gain horse show experience at the annual Western Club Fun Show on Saturday (Sept. 29). The show will run from 9 a.m. to mid-afternoon and will include classes for saddle seat, hunt seat and western riders.
The fun show provides horse show experience for everyone, be it grooming for a rider, helping run the show or competing. For project riders, it is a good way to see how their horse’s training is coming along. For riders who do not have a lot of experience showing, the show is a relaxing and fun way to introduce being a competitor.
“This is the first on-campus show of the academic year,” said Jennie Petterson, assistant professor of equine studies and Western Club’s faculty sponsor. “It is a casual horse show experience for western, saddle seat and hunt seat riders.” Riders also have the opportunity to compete in fun classes in the afternoon. Games such as egg and spoon race, barrels, poles and ride a buck will be held. Open freestyle reining is also offered. These classes follow the casual atmosphere of the show and ensure fun for all.
Office fees are $5. Classes are $5, with the option of an all-day entry fee of $30 per horse/rider. High point champion for the show will be awarded to saddle seat, western and hunt seat riders competing in the designated classes. All proceeds will benefit the Western Club for any future on-and-off campus shows and field trips. The show is free and open to the public. Concessions will be available on-site. For those planning to compete in the show, pre-registration, which takes place Sept. 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., is suggested.