The University of Findlay and Hancock Park District’s upcoming horseback riding program for beginners, to be held at the University’s western farm from June 29 through July 3, is still accepting reservations for adult learners.
District Director Gary Pruitt said interest in the program has been widespread, with all available openings for youth filling rapidly. Adults must register by 4:30 p.m. Friday. They can do so online at http://tinyurl.com/nla7m56. The cost is $100 per person.
This is the first time that the University and park district have partnered to offer riding lessons. The program will offer 15 hours of instruction during five consecutive days at the James L. Child, Jr. Equestrian Complex, 11178 Township Highway 201 between Findlay and Arlington.
Head instructor will be Mark Smith, an instructor for UF’s western equestrian program. Smith has been a professional horseman for more than 35 years, training and coaching multiple world and national champions and serving as a judge with six national breed organizations.
In addition to riding time, basic horse care will be taught. More details can be found at http://tinyurl.com/nla7m56 and by calling the park district at (419) 425-7275.