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Morrisville State College 24th annual yearling sale reins in $1.3 million

MORRISVILLE, NY— Morrisville State College held its twenty-fourth annual standardbred sale, taking in nearly $1.3 million.

A total of 125 yearlings were sold at an average of $10, 246, including 14 yearlings consigned by the Morrisville State College Equine Institute. The highest price paid for a horse topped out at $59,000.

The sale, which is the largest of its kind in New York State, involves the college’s equine students who participate in a variety of areas including bedding stalls, grooming, leading and showing horses, setting up the business office and assisting with cleanup. Students’ work plays an integral factor in the success of the annual sale which attracts hundreds of spectators from across the Northeast.

The sale is a major industry-based entrepreneurial activity for Morrisville’s equine programs and a vehicle to showcase the campus. Profits go toward general maintenance and enrichment of the college’s equine programs.

Morrisville State offers a bachelor of technology degree in equine science and two associate degrees in equine racing management and equine science and management. The diverse equine science curriculum includes specializations in breeding, western, hunt seat, draft/driving, thoroughbred racing, standardbred racing, business, and equine rehabilitation therapy.

Morrisville State sets the world in motion for students. Curriculums are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Visit to experience, Morrisville in motion.