“The Mulerider Stables is truly an impressive project, which will benefit students at the University for generations to come,” said Dr. David Rankin, president of the University. “We are very grateful to the SAU Foundation and to the many donors who have made this outstanding project possible.”
The stables will house 59 horses and one very important mule.
The grand opening included music, food, and fun.
Those in attendance were entertained by the Agri Good Ole Boys Band, comprised of SAU agriculture majors. Hamburgers and all of the fixings were served, and there were opportunities to walk through the stables.
A few comments were made by Rankin; Dr. James Tollett, chair of the Department of Agriculture at SAU; Rusty Hayes, rodeo coach; and Chance Parker, president of the SAU Rodeo Team.
Molly the Mascot was on hand for children who would like to have their picture taken with her.