English barn controls virus epidemic

By: Alexis Mitchell Email: mitchella2@findlay.edu According to an email sent out by Darin Fields, Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Findlay, on Jan. 25, two horses at the English Farm tested positive for the equine herpes virus (EVH-1). Those two horses have now tested negative and are in good health. Now, three additional horses have tested positive for the virus, according...

What is Dressage?

By: Grant Goetcheus Twitter: @goetcheusg Email: goetcheusg@Findlay.edu The University of Findlay offers many club sports for students to participate in during the school year. The Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) Dressage team is arguably the most elegant of club sports. The combination of horse and rider in the ring is something that is enchanting to watch. Every team needs a coach,...

Making a horse show happen

By: Stephanie Radloff Twitter: @SRadloffUF Email: radloffs@findlay.edu Each year, there are two weekends in particular that are very hectic for students at the University of Findlay Farm. Katie Holt, senior co-captain for the Oilers Equestrian team explains how much work goes into preparing to host a horse show. “My responsibilities at a home show vary to the needs of my teammates,” Holt...

Equestrian students work All American Quarter Horse Congress

By: Leah Palm Twitter - @_palmegranate Email - palml@findlay.edu The month of October is a very anticipated time for Western Equestrian students, but not for the reasons that many may assume. While we all get excited for fall weather and Halloween, this month brings more exciting things for those of us who want to train horses. The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the world’s largest...

Spurs aren’t made for Walking

By: Juliyana Straley, Staff Writer Twitter: @jstraley7 Email: straleyj@findlay.edu Clank, clank, clank; a typical noise heard when walking around campus or sitting in a classroom at the University of Findlay. What creates this extreme noise disturbance? Western spurs. As a horseback rider myself, I understand rushing to class from the barn and essentially smelling up the entire classroom, and I...

The Exciting Addition of Instructions at the Western Barn

By: Leah Palm, Staff Writer Twitter - @_palmegranate Email - palml@findlay.edu Change is one of the very few things that can be simultaneously anticipated and dreaded. While the idea of something new is exciting and can bring different opportunities, the idea of losing what was once had can be saddening. The University of Findlay’s western equestrian students were in the center of this...

Calling all equestrians

By: Stephanie Radloff Twitter: @SRadloffUF Email: radloffs@findlay.edu As fall sports at the University of Findlay begin their seasons, the English Equestrian Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team is no exception. While the team has not officially been announced, tryouts were conducted on Sept. 5-7. The equestrian teams works a little differently at UF. Since they aren’t officially...