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Providence Hill Farm Welcomes MC Staff Club

May 12, 2009

Providence Hill Farm is a magnificent facility that's home to beautiful lakes, trail riding, a spacious barn for three dozen horses, and the training ground for Mississippi College's equestrian team. It's that and so much more.

On Wednesday, May 20, members of the Mississippi College Staff Club get to tour Providence Hill's thousands of acres and enjoy lunch compliments of President Lee Royce. Reservations for the Providence Hill trip are required by noon on Monday, May 18. No MC staffer will want to miss this all-you-can eat fish fry catered by Catfish Haven.

Buses will leave Nelson Hall promptly at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on a first come, first serve basis. It promises to be a must-see event. Guests will have the opportunity to visit the Grand Prix jumping field, and see where MC's two-year-old equestrian team spends months preparing for competitions throughout the South.

"We are quite excited about having our culminating event for Staff Club for the year at Providence Hill Farm," said Lynda Street, the group's president. "This is a gorgeous property of several thousand acres with state-of-the art facilities."

MC's Staff Club earlier this spring hit the road with a trip to the Mississippi College School of Law. A tour of the downtown Jackson facility was led by law dean Jim Rosenblatt. Club members also feasted on a delicious buffet lunch.

Just like the law school visit, the trip to Providence Hill Farm promises to be fun and informative and provide for some scenic photo opportunities. Bring your cameras.

Jamie Martin, the owner of Providence Hill Farm, Jackson attorney and award-winning rider, has played a key role in getting MC's equestrian program off the ground. The program has enjoyed amazing success and its share of national acclaim after two short years.

MC senior Meredith Guider finished 7th best among collegiate riders in America at the Nationals in late April at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro against tremendous competition. She rode on a horse named Hamlet. The business major from Utica returns to MC equestrian competition in the fall after working over the summer at Providence Hill Farm. The facility is located in Hinds County, about a 20-minute ride from the Clinton campus.

For more information on the MC Staff Club trip to Providence Hill Farm and other upcoming meetings, contact Lynda Street at 925.3218 or by email at street@mc.edu

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