By Seraphina Mallon-Breiman
As was also noted in todays GMC journal:
lToday, Monday, September 21, Stephanie Wissell and her horse R.U. Sirius performed a dressage exhibition on Moses Lawn at 1 p.m. Stephanie is a graduate of Meredith Manor College’s Riding Master program and she and Sirius were displaying a musical freestyle dressage test, followed by a short presentation. Contemporary dressage is featured in the Olympics and has its roots in ancient military training. It tests both horses’ and riders’ fitness and grace, and audiences today might think of it as ballet on horseback. The rain/mud date is Thursday, September 24, at 1 p.m. This exhibition was sponsored by the Animal Appreciation and Care club, the Equestrian club, the Speakers Bureau, the Animal Conservation and Care program, and the Philosophy Program. I encourage you to contact Heather Keith with any further questions!
Speaking as the current Vice President of the GMC Equestrian Club as well as someone who knows Stephanie (and her mother Sue) from personal experience- I highly encourage all incoming students to check out the horseback riding class offered through Green Mountain College for 1 credit- as well as joining the equine club which goes riding Sunday mornings at Steph and Sue’s barn, ‘Horse Amour’ only a fifteen minute drive away in Castleton! This is an amazing experience for any horse lover, all levels welcome, and a great way to become familiar with another local barn other than our very own Cerridwen Farm! Feel free to shoot me an email with any other questions, or Heather Keith of course! 🙂
Have a great Monday everyone!