“Ride for Research” a Galloping Success!
Aug 4-6, 2006
For the second year, the Washington State Horse Council hit the trail to
benefit the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine through its “Ride for
Research” event. Events included a trail ride for prizes, camping, an
evening auction, and a barbecue dinner. The benefit was held August 4-6 at
the Evergreen Sportsman’s Club near Littlerock, Washington. By the end of
the weekend, the group raised nearly $10,000 for equine research at WSU.
“I’m a believer in the WSU program,” said Ride for Research organizer Eddie
Armstrong. “It seemed to be a great way to try and do our part to help.” The
annual event brought together a wide variety of riders, including those from
the John Wayne Pioneer Wagons and Riders, the Backcountry Horsemen of
Washington, the Woodbrook Hunt Club, and the Washington State Horse Council.
WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine is a national or international
leader in many areas of equine research including sports medicine, pain
management, joint diseases, and new techniques in laparoscopic surgery.
Additional work includes investigating equine digestive and infectious
diseases, as well as the immune responses of horses and foals to disease.
The college also recently constructed two new facilities—an equine research
barn and a large animal reproductive teaching barn that will house the
college’s breeding, reproductive research, and teaching program. “We expect
the event to keep growing strong, with a goal of doubling our gift next
year,” Armstrong said. Next year’s ride is set for the weekend of June 16,
For more information about the event, contact the Washington State Horse
Council at 360-769-8083.
For those interested in supporting the equine research programs at the
WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Contact:
Lynne T. Haley
Last Edited: Jul 17, 2009 3:31 PM
Director of Development
Phone: (509) 335-5021
Fax: (509) 335-2132
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