Summer Blogs!

Albion's commencement exercises are held on the campus Quadrangle.

Can you believe it, readers?  Albion’s commencement exercises will be held tomorrow afternoon, which signals the end of another academic year.  Where does the time go?!

With the coming of summer break, we will once more bring on a group of summer bloggers to tell us about their experiences away from campus, both with internship and job opportunities and with their riding.  We expect to get their initial posts put up for you to read very soon, but while they unpack their bags and get settled in back at home, we’ll take this opportunity to introduce you to them:

Lauren Levy is a familiar name to regular blog readers.  A political science major (with minors in Spanish and economics and management – oh my!) from Amherst, Massachusetts, Lauren has been blogging for us all school year about her adventures with the hunt seat team and her outside shows with her own horse Bailey and sales horse George.  She’ll be staying in Albion this summer so that she can continue to train with and compete both horses so she has kindly agreed to continue to blog for us.

Nicole Howey is a junior who hails from Brandon, South Dakota.  A member of Albion’s dressage team, her passion is actually eventing.  This summer, she and her Thoroughbred mare Essence of Legends will be training and competing.  Nicole also has an opportunity to work at Dakota Large Animal Clinic while she’s home as she pursues her pre-veterinary interest.  (Her major at Albion is actually art – but we’ll let her explain that to you in her posts.)

Heather Waldron just completed her first year at Albion and had a very successful introduction to IHSA competition on the hunt seat team.  Back home in Petoskey, Michigan, Heather is based out of her family’s Far Hills Farm and this summer she’ll be a working student for trainer Carl Bessette, who moves his operation to northern Michigan for the season.  A double major in business and molecular science, Heather has also snagged an internship with The Plaid Horse magazine selling advertising.  (No doubt she’ll have a lot of tales to tell!)

Here at the Albion College Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center, we’re excited for summer to be here (though we’d all be a little more excited if the warm temperatures would arrive soon)!  We wish all of our students a wonderful summer break and good luck with all of their endeavors – in the meantime, readers can check back here regularly (or follow the links from our Facebook page) to keep up with our three busy summer bloggers and all of their adventures.


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