Horse Whisperer event to be held at Judson College Sept. 21
Judson College will welcome Chance Hill, horse trainer of SPURS Ministries, to the college’s campus for a demonstration on September 21 at 6pm. The presentation will take place under the covered riding arena at the Piper Equine Center on the Judson College campus.
Hill will begin with a young horse which has been halter-broken but never ridden. In a presentation that draws connections between the horse-trainer relationship and the relationship between humans and their God, Hill will “start” the young horse and, typically, ride it by demonstration’s end.
Said Hill, “What we do with SPURS Ministries is a really unique presentation of the gospel. S.P.U.R.S is an acronym for Submit, Peace, Understanding, Respect, Serve. We go through each of those steps during the event of training a horse, but they also relate so closely to our walk with Christ. The similarities are so neat to watch unfold throughout the presentation–even for me as the trainer–because every horse is different, just like every person is different. God can use the presentation to touch so many different people in so many different ways.”
“To see the principles of training that we teach and practice used in such a unique way to draw people to Christ is incredibly special,” said Pamela Mitcham, head of the Judson College Equine Science Department. “We are thrilled to be a part of this unique outreach opportunity.”
The event is co-sponsored by the Cahaba Baptist Association and the Judson College Equine Science Department in memory of Bill Wallace, who for many years served as the Director of Missions for the Cahaba Baptist Association.
The event is free and open to the public. Limited seating is available, but guests are encouraged to bring outdoor chairs. Concessions will be available as a fundraiser for the newly formed American Collegiate Horseman’s Association Club at Judson College.
SPURS is a ministry that exists to illustrate the gospel of Christ through the unique relationship between a trainer and a young horse. To learn more about SPURS Ministries, visit www.spursministries.org. For more information about the September presentation, contact Dr. Pamela Mitcham at (334) 683-5271.