HPU Equestrian Club Provides Carriage Rides To Students For The Holidays

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 16, 2009 ? High Point University students recently had some old-fashioned transportation ? thanks to the HPU Equestrian Club Team, which sponsored horse-drawn carriage rides throughout campus.

“The carriage rides were offered as a complimentary holiday event for our students,” says Roger Clodfelter, director of WOW!

Clodfelter says the Equestrian Club organized the event to promote generosity, service, fellowship and joy, ?which are all values HPU seeks to model as part of our unique approach to education,? he says.

The 30-minute rides, offered Dec. 6-11, took students throughout campus to enjoy the holiday decorations. The rides also included blankets, as well as hot cocoa and cookies.

“The highlight of the tour was rolling by the Kester International Promenade, with its Christmas and holiday flags, beautiful fountains and Christmas music wafting through the air,” Clodfelter says. “More than 300 students were able to enjoy this extraordinary experience.”

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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