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WVU student organization to host ‘Halloween with the Horses’

A child in Halloween costume greets a horse and a WVU student also in costume

Celebrate Halloween With the Horses from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 27 at the J.W. Ruby Research Farm in Reedsville.

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The West Virginia University Collegiate Horsemen’s Association will host Halloween with the Horses from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 27, at the J.W. Ruby Research Farm in Reedsville. Families and children of all ages are invited to visit the farm, meet the horses that make up WVU’s teaching herd, and trick-or-treat their way through the barn. The horses will be dressed in costume - and kids are encouraged to do the same.

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“I'm most excited about giving these kids and their families exposure to our facilities and the horses. For some kids, this may be the first time they interact with a horse and I know it will be a positive one.” — Rachel Parrish, president of WVU Collegiate Horsemen’s Association.

“Halloween with the Horses is a perfect way to engage our students in community service while providing a family-friendly opportunity for children to enjoy Halloween and foster their love of horses.” — Crystal Smith, teaching associate professor of animal and nutritional sciences. 

This event is free and open to the public. 


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Directions to the JW Ruby Research Farm at Reedsville

The farm is located less than 5 minutes northwest of Reedsville, and 20 minutes southeast of Morgantown. Directions can be found at


Student members of the WVU Collegiate Horsemen’s Association will be provide parking directions to attendees as they arrive. 

Target Audiences

Educators and Administrators

Kids of all ages



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