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Penn State's Annual Quarter Horse Sale April 29

Posted: April 19, 2017

The annual sale will be held at the Snider Ag Arena, and features a demonstration of the horses, tours of Penn State's horse barn and the auction.

The 15th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale will be held at the Snider Agricultural Arena on Penn State's University Park Campus on Saturday, April 29.  Doors open at 8:30 a.m., followed by a demonstration of the horses at 10 a.m., tours of Penn State's horse barns and lunch at noon, with the auction starting at 2 p.m.

The sale includes offspring sired by PSU Dynamic Krymsun and Time to Score. In total, this year's sale features twelve 2-year-olds, one 3-year-old, and four yearlings. Included in these numbers are one 2-year old and one yearling consigned to the sale by SUNY at Cobleskill, and one yearling from West Virginia University. All of the non-Penn State-owned horses are sired by PSU Dynamic Krymsun and are part of an undergraduate Equine program at the universities like the one at Penn State.

More than 80 students enrolled in the Penn State Equine Science program organize and run the sale, an annual tradition. The 2017 student sale managers are Carly King, Chagrin Falls, OH and Samantha Eichhorn, Seven Valleys, PA. "This sale has been a great opportunity for me to gain real life experience in leadership, organizational skills and management," King said.

King and Eichhorn rely heavily on their assistant managers, committee chairs, and students enrolled in the Equine Marketing course to plan and coordinate all aspects of the sale. Additionally, students enrolled in the Horse Handling and Training class work with the sale horses throughout the semester. Through this process, the horses are taught basic ground manners as well becoming green broke under saddle in preparation for further training with their new owners.

Brian Egan, Penn State Horse Farm Coordinator and advisor of the sale, said, "We are fortunate at Penn State to have the herd size, facilities and administrative support to provide our students with the real life experience that this sale offers. The ability to also offer this marketing opportunity to students enrolled at other universities who have utilized our breeding stock makes the program even more valuable."

The day of the sale also features a silent auction, tours of the Penn State farm and the sale of Penn State Equine Science apparel. All income raised from the silent auction goes toward the Ward Studebaker Horse Farm Endowment.

For more Information, visit http://sites.psu.edu/quaterhorsesale or contact Brian Egan at 814-863-0569 or at began@psu.edu. For updates on the sale follow the Penn State Quarter Horse Sale on Facebook and Twitter (@PSUHorseAuction).