Halloween with the Horses, hosted by the West Virginia University Collegiate Horsemen’s Association, is scheduled for 2- 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the J.W. Ruby Research, Education and Outreach Center in Reedsville.
This popular and free community activity provides families and children with the opportunity to visit the farm and meet WVU’s teaching horses. Children also receive tricks and treats in a fun and safe atmosphere.
The event is a unique way for students in equine studies to showcase their work and the program’s horses.
“Halloween with the Horses gives local families the opportunity to see our horses dressed in costume and our Mountaineer core values in action,” Brooklyn Laws, animal and nutritional sciences major and president of the WVU Collegiate Horsemen’s Association, said.
Horses will be dressed in a variety of costumes and attendees are invited and encouraged to dress in costume, too. Prizes will be awarded for most original, scariest, funniest and best family costumes.
Local community groups that serve the area’s children and families will be on-site handing out tricks and treats.
The event is free and open to the public. Cash donations will be accepted with proceeds benefiting the American Collegiate Horsemen’s Association Philanthropy Challenge and the Reedsville Volunteer Fire Department. Non-perishable food items may also be brought for donation to the WVU student food pantry, The Rack.
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