A Special Thanks
These are exciting times for Miami equestrian as the new facility continues to take shape. A level space above the floodplain, a new outdoor riding arena, and an addition onto the barn make all the challenges faced throughout this project worth it. The equestrian team continues to excel in all disciplines and several riders have already qualified for regionals with one show left to go. We couldn’t have done this without the support of Barb and Bob Sherman, Renee Longworth, and Kay McCashland. They opened their farms for us so that we could continue to ride during the construction process.
Sherman’s farm is just a stone’s throw away from Miami’s equestrian center in Oxford, Ohio. Their two barns allow us to house fifteen Miami horses. The larger barn contains an indoor riding arena, perfect for riding in all kinds of weather. Their large pastures have been great to let the horses relax and recharge between riding lessons.
All of our western team lessons are currently held at Sherman’s. In addition, several hunt seat and dressage riders lesson at this farm. Last semester, we even offered a few KNH classes.
Longworth Farm in Liberty, Indiana houses an additional fifteen Miami horses. Its large indoor arena with a high ceiling makes it possible for the hunt seat team to jump. During the fall, when the weather was nice, the team also utilized the outdoor riding space. In addition to the jumping lessons, dressage and hunt seat flat lessons take place at this farm.
Longworth Farm even provided Miami a place to host both a western and hunt seat home show this fall.
Thank you to both farms for allowing us to continue our programming throughout this school year. We truly appreciate the opportunity to ride at your farms and owe our success this year to our homes away from home.