MORRISVILLE, NY - The SUNY Morrisville College Foundation is proud to announce that Candice King of Wellington, FL will present a hunter-jumper clinic at the college's new indoor riding arena on Jan. 18, 19 and 20. The leading US rider at the 2001 World Cup Final, this past summer King became the first American since 1968 to bring home the coveted Queen Elizabeth Cup home from the United Kingdom.
"In addition to being one of the world's leading show jumping competitors, Candice is also one of the best clinicians teaching today," states James Hastie, Executive Director of the Morrisville College Foundation. "I have seen firsthand what a positive impact she can make on horse and rider combinations at every level of experience, and the Foundation is pleased to introduce her to our community." Prior to joining the Morrisville College Foundation, Hastie workedwith King as Director of Communications for the US Equestrian Team.
King enjoyed a great deal of national success in equitation as a junior rider and debuted on the American Grandprix Association show jumping circuit in 1989. A former Leading Rider at Spruce Meadows, Calgary, she is equally respected on both the national and world circuits. This year, she led the US Equestrian Team to victory in the CSIO Nations' Cup in Norway and placed fifth overall at the World Cup Final in Sweden, making her the highest placing American and the top-placing female equestrian in the World. Her many victories include two of the most prestigious Grand Prix competitions in the United States, the Budweiser Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the GMC Sierra Motor City Grand Prix.
The clinic will consist of three, two-hour sessions per day, in beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Four to six students can be accommodated in each session. The cost is $150 per session, or $100 for two or more sessions. There is a $25 per day auditing fee. Members of the USPC, 4-H, AQHYA or NRHA may audit sessions for $10 per day. Limited stabling is available for an additional fee.
Reservations for the clinic must be made by Jan. 11. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Lisa Eklund, director of the SUNY Morrisville Hunter-Jumper program at 315-684-6297 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNY Morrisville offers a Bachelor of Technology degree in equine science and two Associate Degrees in equine racing management and equine science and management. A newly constructed Equine Breeding and Training Center includes a 34,000 square-foot breeding and hunter jumper facility, 34-stall mare barn, 31-stall hunter/jumper barn, five-stall stallion barn, two climate-controlled quarantine stalls, a complete breeding laboratory with collection area, and a laptop classroom. An indoor riding arena attached to the Equine Breeding and Training Center was completed in November. In addition to the new facility, the college boasts an 80-acre Equine Center complete with paddocks, stables, an indoor riding arena, and the only half-mile harness training track on a college campus in the nation.
SUNY Morrisville is a residential college of agriculture and technology offering two and four-year degrees in more than 75 academic programs and options. Recently named America's #1 Most-Wired Two-Year College for the second consecutive year by Yahoo! Internet Life magazine, the college was the first in the SUNY system to participate in the ThinkPad University program and one of the first in the nation with a wireless program. SUNY Morrisville was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.