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Morrisville State College to Hold 17th Annual Yearling Sale Sept. 24

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.—The Morrisville College Equine Institute will hold its seventeenth annual Fall Yearling Sale Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. at the college’s Nancy Sears Stowell Arena on Swamp Road.

Approximately 1,000 people from all over the Northeastern United States, Florida and Canada are expected to attend the sale, which is the largest of its kind in New York state. A total of 252 yearlings are up for sale this year.

The sale features year-old standardbred horses sold on consignment by the college and is organized and run by Morrisville State College Equine Department faculty, staff and students.

The Morrisville Equine Institute will sell 10 yearlings, including three offspring of internationally known harness trotter, Conway Hall, sire of the 2004 Hambletonian and trotting Triple Crown winner, Windsong’s Legacy. Conway Hall stands at stud at Morrisville State College.

More than 200 Morrisville State College students will work at the sale, which provides a unique opportunity for students to be involved in every aspect of the sale from bedding stalls, grooming, leading and showing horses, to setting up the business office and assisting with cleanup.

Last year, the sale grossed nearly $2 million.

Profits from the sale go toward general maintenance and enrichment of the college’s equine program. There is no admission charge and the public is welcome to attend.

For more information and a comprehensive sale roster, visit www.morrisvillesale.com.

Morrisville State College offers a bachelor of technology degree in equine science and two associate degrees in equine racing management and equine and science management. An Equine Breeding and Training Center, a 34,000 square-foot breeding and hunter/jumper facility, includes a breeding and foaling barn, hunter/jumper barn, stallion barn, a complete breeding laboratory, collection area, laptop classroom and three indoor riding arenas.

In addition to the Equine Breeding and Training Center, the college has an 80-acre Equine Center complete with paddocks, stables, and the only half-mile harness racing track on a college campus in the nation. Additional stables include a draft horse barn with a covered round pen and runouts.

Morrisville State College offers 13 bachelor degrees and a wide variety of associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, nursing and a new standalone degree in early childhood to Chenango County area residents and employers.