Stephens Summer Riding Program gives experience to new riders

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 | 5:25 p.m. CDT; updated 3:46 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — Sawdust covers the floor of the stall where Eva Kim, 10, brushes her horse, Copper, while her mother watches. Before her first class, Eva had never been on a horse before, let alone groomed one. But as part of the two-week Stephens Summer Riding Program, Eva, along with three other kids, is learning the basics of horse care and riding at the Stephens Equestrian Center.