Equestrian Club to mark 10 years

The Bridgewater College Equestrian Club is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an event at the Bridgewater College Equestrian Center, 102 Burketown Road, Weyers Cave, on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The celebration will include tours of the grounds, picnic, a concert, and a horse show as well as a silent auction. The tours will be of the year-long riding and training facilities, which are the two lighted outdoor rings as well as the indoor ring.

The concert will be by the Hackens Boys, which includes a 2007 alumnus of Bridgewater College, Tyler Thomas, who will be on the drums.

The silent auction will include items donated by local business including gift certificates, items for all your horse needs, ski lift tickets to Massanutten, Bridgewater gear, wine tastings, and a signed P. Buckley Moss print of Bridgewater College, among other things.

Sarah Irvine and Mimi Knight were the founders of the BC Equestrian Club. “I was a freshman when they had the first real equestrian team, in 2001,” says Ashley Tantawi.

The event will begin with an Alumni vs. Student Horse Show at 10 a.m. The tours of the grounds will be taking place all day. The Pig Roast Picnic will take place from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. which will include pulled pork BBQ, side dishes, desert and your choice of tea or lemonade.

The concert will begin at 12:30 p.m. and end at 2:30.

Pre-sale tickets for this event, which include all events, concert and the picnic, are $25 for adults, $15 for Bridgewater Students, $10 for children ages 4-12 and free for all children under 12.

If you buy your tickets the day of the event at the door it will be $30 for adults, $15 for BC Students, $10 for children and children ages 3 and under are still free.

For more information about this event please visit http://www.bridgewateralumni.com/.

Story by Jenny Hypes. Jenny can be reached at jenny.hypes@emu.edu.

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