Although William Woods University has been showing Pintos for years, they have never hosted their own Pinto breed-specific show — until now. Classes for the Western program’s Pinto Breed Show, approved by the Pinto Horse Association of America, begin bright and early Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 in the morning — starting with halter and showmanship […]Read More...
March 29th, 2017
Posted in Equestrian Conferences & Competitions
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 […]Read More...
October 19th, 2016
Posted in Equine Culture
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 […]Read More...
April 27th, 2016
Just as schoolwork seems to be winding down, equestrian organizations at William Woods University are heating up. Bachelors in equestrian studies students have a busy schedule this month to cap off the year, including home shows in Fulton, and shows from Missouri to Tennessee. “We are wrapping up a fantastic year with four major shows, […]Read More...
April 22nd, 2016
Imagine an opportunity to have some of the greatest experts in your field share their insight and coach you with a group of other passionate peers. It’s not too lofty of an idea. Because it’s achieved through equestrian clinics every day. They’re one of the coolest ways to get to know a discipline or a […]Read More...
April 5th, 2016
When they came home from the October 30 U.S. Nationals Arabian/Half Arabian Championships in Tulsa last month, William Woods University equestrian teams carried with them several impressive accomplishments, including a National Championship trophy. The William Woods University Judging Team — comprised of two competition teams and seven learner judges, coached by Western Instructor Liz Haben […]Read More...
December 22nd, 2015
October and November are busy months for William Woods University Equestrian students. From before the sun rises to long after it sets, there is hustle and bustle in every barn, riding ring and tack room. On top of their coursework and prepping for colder Missouri days to come, students and faculty prepare for several shows. […]Read More...
December 17th, 2015
From June 8-20, William Woods University will be competing in the 2015 Pinto World Championship at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex in Tulsa, Okla. “This is such a great show and opportunity for students to compete at the national level. Pinto is very student friendly and from the stalling office, the show office to […]Read More...
June 15th, 2015
Posted in Equine Culture
When you’re in the middle of a show, between the chaos and commotion and all of the things to do, it’s hard to remember the event for what it is: so many very passionate and dedicated people and their hardworking horses coming together to participate in something great. There is so much that goes into […]Read More...
May 21st, 2015
Posted in Equestrian Studies At Work
Equestrian judges are often practicing or retired trainers, educators, breeders, other equestrian professionals or just general horse lovers. Judging takes commitment, involvement and incredible knowledge of horses and the discipline you want to judge. Depending on the discipline, standards for licensure are different, but all represent large time, money and travel commitments. Nonetheless, it can […]Read More...
May 7th, 2015
Posted in Equestrian Books & Resources