Carey Williams, Ph.D., will be the guest speaker for the Penn State student-sponsored Equine Speaker Series on Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Dr. Williams is the associate director of extension in the Equine Science Center at Rutgers University. She is also a competitive three-day event rider and studies exercise physiology in horses focusing on how to decrease the stress of intense exercise.
Williams’ program, “Riding and Research: mixing business with pleasure,” will feature the latest findings in her research. She will also talk about what top riders are feeding and supplementing and why.
“Dr. Williams is a leader in her research field and because of her experience as a rider she brings an exceptional blend of practical and scientific information,” said Ann Macrina, research and teaching associate in Penn State’s Department of Dairy and Animal Science and adviser to the students for the series. “I commend the Penn State Equine Research Team for bringing this outstanding speaker to Penn State.”
The Speaker Series is hosted by student clubs with an interest in horses in Penn State’s Department of Dairy and Animal Science (das.psu.edu). The programs are free and open to the public.