Equine Center History: 1997-2000

April 1997
~ College designates 115 acres to be used for the equine program

January 1998
~ First round pen ring constructed
~ Official physical education horseback riding class is offered at the equine center
- PE 111, Beginning Horseback Riding, 12:45, 2:45
April
~ Fencing around fields installed; one big field was split in two

September
~ Jessamine Connection riding lessons started

May 1999
~ Box stalls were constructed with sliding door; paving of driveway inside the barn

September
~ First issue of In Stride was designed and produced by Renée Frantum '00
~ Riding lessons were offered to children of Fayette & Jessamine counties

December
~ Run-in sheds built in small front field

May 2000
~ Summer camp program was initiated by Charley Neal '01
- 10 one week sessions; for children ages 7-14

October
~ Natalie Franich '01 Bronson coached Phillip Riley in the Kentucky Special Olympics