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These UW River Falls students trained all the two-year-old horses that will be at the annual colt sale May 4. Pictured are students from one of three classes who trained the horses. Back row left to right is Instructor Nathan O'Connor, Abby Lund, Heather Puleo, Taran Strand, Sarah Goike, Nicole Rucker, Jamie Kenealy, Megan Seamans, Val Thomzik and teaching assistants Megan Keough and Josh Rosentrater; Front row left to right are Nashia Soland, Jackie Diedrich, Annie Hagopian, Hope Kinderman, Katie Nelson...1 / 3
In the back row left to right are teaching assistants Daniel Williams and Jordan Kurtz, Bernie Schramm, Marissa Meyer, Caitlin Finger, Ellie Voss, Tianna Howe, and instructor Nathan O'Connor. In the front row left to right are Alise Holst, Rogena Warner, Amy Ryckman, Jackie Liebl, Emily Schwendemann, Carissa Beeksma and Heather Braatz.2 / 3
In the back row left to right are Josh Rosentrater, Kate Weiss, Jordan Kurtz, Sarah Fuchs, Logan Wier, Daniel Williams, Stephanie Lang, Kayla Lynch and instructor Nathan O'Connor. In the front row left to right are: Marissa Wallace, Erin Wilkens, Kim Schopper, Nicole Salm, Brianna Falgren, Alden Simonson and Rita Filipovich; not pictures is Shelby Larson.3 / 3

UW-River Falls will hold its 37th annual Colt Sale 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Campus Lab Farm on Wasson Lane.

The event begins with a sale preview at 11 a.m. followed by a lunch during which the students can answer questions about the horses. The auction begins at 2 p.m.

People seeking a performance-horse prospect or a companion or pleasure-riding horse will see 43 different horses at the event. Many of them are two-year-old colts, others are aged horses that were used for lessons in the university's riding program.

College students in three Principles of Training Horses classes trained the young animals. Potential buyers can view the horses at the colt-sale website: www.uwrf/, as well as videos of them working and information about their pedigree. Buyers will also see the horses ridden on sale day.

For more information, email or call the UWRF Animal Science Department at 715-425-3704.