AHP Newsgroup: Equine Extravaganza Launches Equestrian College Fair
The College Quest Just Got Easier for Equestrians
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Richmond, Virginia (June, 29, 2012)
Whether searching for the right equine educational program or seeking the perfect equestrian team, college-bound equestrians have a very specialized quest ahead of them, one which will not necessarily be addressed at your average college fair. For these young equestrians, a far-reaching trek around the country is likely in the cards. But for those students and their families who would prefer to reduce their time on the road and maximize their time with college representatives, (and have some fun at the same time) Equine Extravaganza’s Equestrian College Fair is just the ticket.
The 2012 Equine Extravaganza, to be held at the Richmond International Raceway November 2-4, 2012, will launch the Equestrian College Fair, a dedicated exhibit and informational program for colleges and universities with equestrian offerings, including equine majors and minors and competitive equestrian teams. While Equine Extravaganza, now in its eighth year, has always had a college section, the Equestrian College Fair, formalizes their dedication and substantial commitment to this exciting program.
The College Equestrian Fair will be facilitated by Randi Heathman, the Equestrian College Advisor, and will provide an interactive format in which students and their families will have time to explore multiple schools and programs in one weekend. College-bound students will have the opportunity to talk with representatives from individual schools as well as participate in college information panels and round table discussions designed to familiarize the students and their families with as many of their college equestrian options as possible, including, intercollegiate competition options (IHSA, NCAA, ANRC, etc.), resume-building programs available to middle and high school students now, pre-vet and veterinary program insights, the college application process and financial aid, how to make a recruiting video, and much more. An independent educational consultant, Randi will be available to answer questions and help guide prospective students though the college exploration, application and financial aid process.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to give college-bound students and their families an easy, efficient, and economical way to conduct their college search,” said Vicki O’Hara, event organizer. “The Equestrian College Fair offers prospective students and their families an “equestrian destination” that combines their search for the right equine program with a three day festival of equestrian education, entertainment, and shopping, making the trip multi-faceted and more enticing than a stand-alone college fair,” O’Hara said.
The Equestrian College Fair will be promoted to mid-Atlantic high school and middle school students, as well as to youth equestrian organizations.
Albion College, Tiffin College, and Mount Holyoke College are among the first schools out of the collegiate gate, and many more are planning to participate.
Learn more about the Equestrian College Fair at http://www.equineextravaganza.com/schools.htm
About Equine Extravaganza
Equine Extravaganza®, a production of Maryland-based Moonlark, Inc., is a comprehensive, all-breed, all-discipline horse (and dog) expo, and is one of the largest of its kind on the East Coast. The eight annual Extravaganza will be held Nov. 2–4, 2012 at the Richmond Raceway Complex in Richmond, Virginia, and will feature hundreds of the country’s top equine vendors, sponsors, clinicians, performers and professionals.
It’s not just an expo, it’s an extravaganza!