Priscilla Calvird receives 2012 Dressage Appreciation Award
|6/13/2012||Mary Ann Beahon|
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Priscilla Calvird of Kirkwood, Mo., is a recipient of the 2012 Dressage Appreciation Award at William Woods University. Each year the riding disciplines recognize outstanding graduating seniors in each discipline.
While many equestrian students go above-and-beyond during the academic year, Calvird has been one of the most reliable “above-and-beyond during the breaks” workers.
She has been instrumental in keeping the dressage school string healthy and happy during many Thanksgiving, semester (Christmas) and spring breaks. Break workers turn-out and groom horses, clean stalls and feed all 150 WWU horses, regardless of discipline.
Karen Pautz, WWU clinical dressage instructor, said, “We thank you, and more importantly, the dressage horses thank you!”
Last summer, Calvird scheduled time off from her job to be a residential and teaching assistant for session II of WWU’s Summer Riding Program. This was the week of younger riders. She said staying in a residence hall with 50 pre-teens “sounded like fun.”