Equine holiday ride at The Woods

December 7th, 2012 | SMWC

HolidayEquineStudentandHorse.jpgThis time of year, traditions are everywhere, but there’s nothing like the distinctive annual equine holiday ride at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC). On Monday, December 10, 2012, the seniors, faculty, staff and special guests of the SMWC Department of Equine Studies will ride majestic horses, singing Christmas carols as they journey across the campus.  Students and their horses will be decked in holiday garb.  The public and the campus community are welcome to enjoy the sound of jingle bells, the clip-clop of the horses’ hooves and songs celebrating the season.

President Dottie King, Ph.D., will join the seniors as she rides horseback and spreads Christmas cheer.


All times are approximate. For those visiting campus, please use extreme caution while driving around the horses.

10:00—Conservatory of Music

10:05—Guerin Hall

10:07—Rooney Library

10:15—Le Fer Hall

10:18—Hulman Hall


10:35—Providence Hall

10:38—Owens Hall

10:45—Return to Barn

About the Equine Studies Program

The Mari Hulman George School of Equine Studies at SMWC is the only equine studies program in Indiana, and one of only 20 in the U.S. to offer a bachelor of science degree in equine studies. Three majors are available: equine studies, equine training and instruction, and equine business management. Additionally, the College offers the equine assisted therapy minor, a course of study that combines elements of education, mental health and organizational leadership.

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