Oct. 19, 2006
WACO, Texas - Baylor University faculty, staff and students are invited to the phase one dedication ceremony of the Willis Family Equestrian Center at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the facility at 3520 S. University Parks Dr. A reception will follow immediately after the dedication ceremony.
The program will include remarks from President John M. Lilley and Baylor Equestrian Head Coach Ellen White and a riding exhibition by equestrian team members.
Phase I of the new facility includes a covered arena which features stalls, tack rooms, a meeting room, and spectator seating. The facility also includes an outdoor Reining arena with spectator seating as well as several other paddocks. Construction on the center was approved by Baylor's Board of Regents in April.
The Willis Family Equestrian Center hosted its first official show Oct. 7, against New Mexico State. Baylor defeated the Aggies 8-7 and earned the English Equitation over Fences MVP award. After picking up a win at Kansas State but also tallying a loss at Oklahoma State, the Bears are 2-1 overall and 1-1 in conference head-to-head shows. Baylor's final show of the semester brings Oklahoma State to town for a rematch on Nov. 4.
For more information regarding Friday's dedication, contact Amanda Keys at 254.710.8857.