13th March 2003

 

RIDERS IN FOR AN EVENTFUL WEEKEND

 

Equine enthusiasts are in for a treat this Sunday (16th March) as the University of Lincoln’s School of Agriculture hosts the regional semi-final of the British Universities Sports Association (BUSA) equine event.

 

Teams and individuals will be at the school’s Riseholme campus to take part in the event which is a culmination of the four league matches from the region.

 

Participants from the Universities of Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield, Durham, Bradford and Central Lancashire and Bishop Burton College, the joint organisers of the event, will be preparing to compete in dressage and show jumping displays.

 

Two of the school’s own Equine Sports Science degree students, Adrian McCloud and Jess Glasow, will also be participating in the event.

 

“This is the second year that Adrian will be competing,” said Sharon Kirby, equine practical instructor. “Last year he was one of two Lincoln students who made it to the final but unfortunately he was pipped at the post.

 

“It is a real honour to be staging this event at the school as these facilities are brand new and were only officially opened in January.”

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend the event which will take place between 11am and 5pm at the new £2 million purpose-built Rural Science Centre at Riseholme Park.

 

The centre was officially opened by Animal Welfare Minister Elliot Morley MP on 24th January this year.

 

The winning team and the top two non-team members will go through to the final which will be held at Marchington near Uttoxeter in Staffordshire next month.

 

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For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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