More than just horsin’ around TU Equestrian Team shares horse sense with kids

Students ages 5-18 spent the week at Lane Of Dreams Farm LLC, East County Road 16, participating in the Tiffin University and Tiffin Parks and Recreation Department Equine Camp.

This is the fourth year for this partnership.

Tiffin University Equestrian Coaches Julie Vogel and Jenny Steinmetz facilitated the camp. Along with TU Equestrian Team members alumni Morgan Lynch and McKenzie Sargen, equestrian graduate student Morgan Hixenbaugh and junior team captains Sydney Cox and Katie Vogel.

“We always enjoy sharing the farm and the horses with the community,” Julie said. “The partnership is a win, win for both organizations.”

The equestrian team uses the camp as a fundraiser and opportunity to share their experience with campers that may want to some day ride on the team.

Tiffin Parks and Recreation handles registrations and paperwork, and the department has several counselors attend and help with the campers.

Campers rotated among four horse stations that included riding and leading, grooming, care and feeding, games and crafts.

Campers who participated in the camp this week included:

• Ages 5-7 – Amelia Tidaback, Ava Baldosser, Addison Burns, Haleigh Eliott, Stella Faber, Oliver Feasel, Timothy Feasel, Audrey Geisler, Anderson Gilbert, Grace Herbert, Sydney Kerschner, Braxton Kummerer, Avery Losey, Weston Miller, Adelyn Moon, Hudson Poignon, Reagon Reinhart, Brooklyn Robles, Lauren Roush, Michael Sprankle, Aubrey Steyer, Jessica Terry, Kaison Tippin, Ava Walton.

• Ages 8-11 – Jenna Adkins, Haruki Asaoka, Mitsuki Asaoka, Kennedy Cahill, Claire Compston, Ceilia Crow, Avalynn Eliott, Asialee Ellis, Myli Estridge, Savannah Faber, Scarlett Faber, Savanah Forman, Chase Francis, Madeline Losey, Tori Madden, Braelynn Maiberger, Emma Marben, Jacob Marben, Karris Marinis, Sydney Michaels, Emma Musgrave, Samira Nasri, Lily Perez, Grace Poignon, Gabby Preble, Dylan Price, Cohen Rhoad, Taylor Roush, Natlie Snavely, Casey Vasko, Leah Wahl, Abriella Woessner, Cooper Young, Megan Young.

• Ages 12-18: Gavin Bowers, Valearno Dieter, Urban Elchert, Alison Kramer, Shelby Michaels, Courtney Miller, Meredith Miller, Michael Rhoad.