Hands-on Learning During Annual Horse Sale
Once a year, University of Findlay hosts a horse sale, which provides students with a unique opportunity to gain real-world experience in running and putting together an equine event of this magnitude. The event is spearheaded by the University’s equine marketing class, which consisted of 21 students who took on various roles in getting the horse sale ready.
Madison Justice, a junior at the university studying western equestrian Studies and business, was part of the video team, whose task was to create a promotional video for the sale. Madison acknowledged the challenges of ensuring that the horses were at their best to showcase their full capabilities. Nonetheless, with excellent communication among the students assigned to the horses, they were able to create a game plan to get the best video possible. Madison said that being part of the video team had helped expand her horizons within video editing and taking the videos.
Jordyn Maloy, a junior studying equine business management and equine studies, had a role in print and merchandising. She admitted that it was stressful and overwhelming at times. However, Jordyn said that everyone worked well together and supported each other through the process. She found it very rewarding to be part of such a large event that directly supported the program and each student involved.
Students leave with hands-on experience and a better understanding of what it takes to put on an event like this on. With a team of 21 students working together, each student played a critical role in the success of the event, from the video team to the catalog team, sales assistants, and social media team.
University of Findlay’s 18th annual horse sale will be on April 29, 2023. Visit Findlay’s Spring Horse Sale webpage, the Western Equestrian Programs Facebook page, or call 419-434-4656 for updates on the sale, virtual access, sale catalog, videos, photos, featured horses, and more. To learn more about UF’s Equestrian Studies Programs, visit the Equestrian Studies webpage.