Sweet Briar College Sponsor of the Equine Junior Apprentice Program

April 12, 2011

Sweet Briar College, one of the nation's premier liberal arts and sciences colleges for women, has recently signed on as presenting sponsor of USHJA’s Equine Junior Apprentice Program: Your Backstage Pass. Previously known as the Junior Career Development Program, the Equine Junior Apprentice Program provides junior and collegiate riders with an opportunity to apprentice for a day with a competition judge, show manager, show secretary, steward, course designer, vet or farrier.

“USHJA and Sweet Briar College share a common goal of providing educational opportunities which will enhance the equestrian experience of our constituents, by utilizing tailored educational programs that focus on developing the resources needed for success. Sweet Briar College and the Equine Junior Apprentice Program is an ideal match and we look forward to the opportunities this relationship will create,” stated Bill Moroney, President of USHJA.

Sweet Briar’s new Riding Director Mimi Wroten agreed that the goals of the program are aligned with the College’s. “Sweet Briar has historically focused on developing well-rounded, educated horsewomen, so it makes sense to support the USHJA Equine Junior Apprentice program’s effort to broaden a young rider’s education,” Wroten said.

Sweet Briar College is a nationally recognized all-women’s liberal arts and sciences college near Lynchburg, Va. Information is available at www.sbc.edu. For more information on the riding program, please visit http://www.sbc.edu/riding.

Click here for more information about participating in the USHJA Equine Junior Apprentice Program presented by Sweet Briar College.

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