The Judson College Equine Science program has donated its dressage ring border fencing to new Bessemer, Ala., ministry Forward in Faith Ranch.
When Judson College began building a new fence around the outdoor arena at its on-campus Piper Equine Center, Dr. Pamela Mitcham, Head of the Equine Science Department approached Assistant Professor of Equine Science and Equestrian Team Director Jennifer Hoggle about finding an appropriate facility which might have need for Judson’s old dressage ring fencing.
Hoggle identified Forward in Faith Ranch as a worthy recipient. Said Hoggle, “It is absolutely fitting that, when we’ve been blessed with the ability to build new arena rails for our outdoor ring, we were able to ‘pay it forward’ with a donation to Forward in Faith Ranch.”
Mitcham agrees: “I think [Hoggle] found a wonderful partner that will use our fencing well.”
Forward in Faith Ranch opened in Bessemer in September and is designed to serve children, families, schools, and communities by offering English and Western riding lessons, equine-assisted activities, therapeutic riding, and equine-facilitated learning.
PHOTO: Cindy Stanley (center) and her daughter-in-law Elizabeth Stanley (right), volunteers at Forward in Faith Ranch, pose with Jennifer Hoggle (left) by Forward in Faith’s new fencing.