Mississippi College student Sydney Pace, 18, has been riding horses since she was 9 years old. At 4 feet 11 inches tall, the Oxford native has become an expert at handling horses vastly larger than herself.
A psychology major, Pace said it’s long been a goal to join the riding team at Mississippi College. Established in 2007, the equestrian program operates at Providence Hill Farm in Hinds County. However, with the recent loss of the team’s coach, there is currently no team in place. This means students don’t compete in competitions, but Pace and other riders at the college do earn a physical education credit. She still rides for the enjoyment, and for her love of horses.