Guests may enjoy a unique form of art and elegance at The University of Findlay’s annual equestrian freestyle event at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the James L. Child Jr. Equestrian Complex, located at 11178 Township Road 201, Findlay. A freestyle performance is a pattern of movements on horseback that are choreographed to music. The event is free and open to the public.
This year, there are several new additions to the event. As usual, dressage seniors will begin by performing their musical dressage freestyles. Following the five dressage freestyle performances, two seniors will re-enter the ring to perform a choreographed partner routine, called a Pas de Deux. Then, six junior students will execute a musical drill routine. After a brief intermission, six hunter/jumper seniors will navigate musical hunt seat freestyles as they ride their way around a course of jumps.
In addition, UF hospitality management and sport and event management students are organizing the catering and hospitality for the event. Students will prepare and serve punch, assorted teas and flavored coffee, cheese and crackers, savories and sandwiches, cupcakes, brownies, a caramel fondue and a Belgian chocolate fountain.
Guests should RSVP to Betsy Martindale at 419-424-6256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.