Evan and Mary Marcum Orr
Owners, High Caliber Stables
Class of 2001 - B.S. Equestrian Science
"We had a great experience at William Woods and we continue to work with students and alumni from our alma mater."
William Woods University equestrian science graduate, Mary Marcum Orr achieved one of the highest honors in the American Saddlebred world when she won the 2008 Three-Gaited World’s Grand Championship title aboard CH Our Charming Lady. Read more at the American Saddlebred Magazine web site.
While at William Woods, Orr was an equestrian science major with a concentration in saddle seat riding. This means that she rode under the tutelage of professor of equestrian science and saddle seat instructor, Gayle Lampe, ironically a previous owner of Our Charming Lady.
Her husband, Evan Orr, was the first male to be accepted to WWU when the school became co-ed in 1997 and was the first president of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Though they were the best of friends throughout their college years, the pair soon realized after graduation in 2001 that their friendship was a great foundation for a relationship. They were married in 2004.
Today they are working together training horses at their successful barn, High Caliber Stables, in Greensboro, N.C.