Oklahoma City University News
Hay is for Horses: Oklahoma City University Students Aid Equine Rescue
CITY – Oklahoma City University dance and arts management students
continued their tradition of service, closing out the spring semester by
raising funds to purchase feed for horses at Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue in
Performance Sophomore Ben Rivera organized two dance classes in April, raising
$250 for the rescue. Rivera said the impact of last summer’s drought on hay
availability inspired him to offer help this year.
dance students Rile Reavis taught a hip hop class and Nick Palmquist led a
lyrical jazz class. Both courses were open to the campus community and the
public. Student instructors and dance professor Tiffany Warford donated their
time to make the project possible.
Rowan, chair of the dance department at Oklahoma City University’s Ann Lacy
School of American Dance and Arts Management, said she continues to be amazed
by the generosity of OCU dance and arts management students.
not only generous and kind, but very creative,” Rowan said. “He decided in
order to do this charitable event, we would do something we love to do, which
is to teach and take dance class.”
who loves horses, was known as the group’s “pony spirit.”
raised $250 for the rescue.