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Taking a picture of the U.S. equine industry

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In a post on the William Woods University Equestrian Studies Facebook page in June, we linked to the National Economic Impact Study of the U.S. Equine Industry. This survey will be used in a number of ways, but it had many asking what exactly is a global impact study? And how will this kind of […]

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August 23rd, 2017

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Student Q&A: George Morris Clinic Recap

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Vonla Glassman riding Chip at the William Woods University George Morris Clinic, April 28-30. From April 28-30, world-renowned clinician and Olympian George Morris visited William Woods University last month to conduct a clinic for riders starting age 14 through adult, including William Woods equestrian students. Junior Vonla Glassman helped organize and prepare for the clinic, […]

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June 26th, 2017

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EQS Course Spotlight: Breeds and Bloodlines

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Understanding the history of equestrian breeds and bloodlines builds an interesting perspective into history as a whole. For thousands of years, horses have been bred to meet a society’s specific needs. From plowing to carriage driving to uses in warfare and sport to therapy, the history of the horse runs side by side with both […]

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March 15th, 2017

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Q&A with Equestrian alum Leslie Potter

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Pictured: Leslie Potter, Photo by: Kit Houghton In an article for Horse Channel, William Woods equestrian studies alumna Leslie Potter writes of the things she misses about being a student at an equestrian school. Among them, Potter misses having more riding instruction than ever before, even up to four lessons per week. She loved the […]

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January 4th, 2017

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How about a fox hunt?

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William Woods University equestrian students and faculty have received the extraordinary invitation to ride with the Oak Ridge Fox Hunt Club, Afton, VA this fall. Dr. Rita Mae Brown, noted author, equestrian and Master of Fox Hounds for the Oak Ridge club has graciously invited William Woods University. Afton is located in Nelson County, Virginia […]

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October 19th, 2016

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Going for Gold: Equestrian and the Olympics

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William Woods University has a long history of equestrian degree alumni who have participated in international competitions, including the Olympics, Pan American Games, and other international-level competitions in various roles — grooms, trainers, riders. In 2012, William Woods’ Lauren Donahoo groomed for 2012 U.S. Olympic Dressage rider Tina Conyot and her horse Calecto V. And in […]

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September 21st, 2016

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Equestrian Course Spotlight: Introduction to the Horse Industry

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In one of their first semesters on campus, every equestrian student at William Woods University, whether working toward a bachelor in equestrian science or equestrian studies, takes EQU 111 Introduction to the Horse Industry. The course is an introduction to equestrians and horse organizations and the role of the horse in today’s society. While most […]

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September 16th, 2016

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The Morgan: Strong will, beauty and a little serendipity

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Slick, a current Morgan on campus in the Western string sporting a chalk skeleton with student Victoria Berlin and Assistant Professor Laura Ward Long before Laura Ward, William Woods University Assistant Professor of Equestrian Studies, had any horse experience, the Morgan was her favorite breed. She got her first Morgan in high school from a […]

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June 23rd, 2016

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5 ‘Who Knew?’ Facts about: Saddle Seat

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This is Part 3 in our series highlighting interesting facts about each of the four disciplines equestrian studies students can pursue at William Woods University. Sarah Track, Saddle Seat Clinical Instructor, shares what makes Saddle Seat unique at William Woods and in the equestrian world in general. Rack On! The William Woods Saddle Seat string […]

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May 26th, 2016

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An equestrian year to remember

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It’s been quite the year for the equestrian programs at William Woods University. Between clinics, shows, competitions, student events, and events for the community, bachelors in equestrian students had a busy year. The Center for Equine Medicine hit the ground running, and all five equestrian teams took home several impressive team and individual awards. “I’m […]

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April 27th, 2016

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