This weekend, March 24 and 25, The University of Findlay’s western equestrian team will host the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) semi-finals at the Equine and Animal Sciences Center, 14700 U.S. Route 68.
Events begin at 9 a.m. each day. There is no cost to attend.
UF alumna Stacey Westfall, owner/operator of Westfall Horsemanship, will give a freestyle reining performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24.
Westfall is a 1997 graduate of the University. Westfall turned heads in 2003 when she won the National Reining Horse Association Futurity by completing a freestyle ride without a bridle or reins. In 2006, she was the first woman ever invited to compete in the Road to the Horse colt-breaking challenge in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and she won.
Westfall has earned many championships since then, and she and her husband, Jesse Westfall, own and operate Westfall Horsemanship in Mount Gilead.