From left, Laura Hawkins and Val, Kenneth Roberts and Gilly, Tyler Stratman and Rosie, Kelsey Kelly and Gatsby, Rebecca Cooper and Wish and Cassie Schmidt and Georgia. The MU Equine Teaching Facility at South Farm currently houses a quarter horse breeding program with care and management of these horses being the cornerstone of these courses. Students help out with care of the horses as a learning experience. (Courtesy photo by Kyle Spradley, University of Missouri)
Good horses looking for good homes
To help students become better prepared for the business world outside of college, many degree programs at the University of Missouri have turned to hands-on learning. Not to be overlooked is the experience the MU Equine Program in MU’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources gives for its students.
Each fall the program hosts an annual horse auction in which students get to help lead marketing plans and gain experience in preparing sales portfolios. As part of the Equine Facility Management and Marketing class, students learn professional skills such as taking photographs, writing descriptions of individual sale animals, creating profiles of each horse, meeting with clients and video production pieces highlighting each animal’s individual training.
NEWS & NOTES
AQHA World Show Sale consignments announced
Some of the industry’s top performers, prospects and breeding stock will enter the sale ring beginning at 10 a.m., Nov. 15 at the 2014 AQHA World Championship Show Sale in Oklahoma City.
Held in conjunction with the AQHA World Championship Show, the AQHA World Show Sale, sponsored by AQHA Corporate Partner Markel, is one of the highlights of the two-week show. Buyers will have a chance to watch the sale horses in action at the sale preview at 1 p.m. on Nov. 14. From halter to rail-and-pattern and performance horses, this year’s sale is the perfect place for buyers to find their next world show prospect.
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