UK Lecture Series: Conversation With Misdee Wrigley Miller

UK Lecture Series: Conversation With Misdee Wrigley Miller

Misdee Wrigley Miller won two American Saddlebred world horse championship titles and was the first rider to win the three-gaited “grand slam,” as well as a Team USA member at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in combined driving.

Photo: University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment

Misdee Wrigley Miller, winner of two American Saddlebred world horse championship titles and the first rider to win the three-gaited “grand slam,” as well as a Team USA member at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in combined driving, spoke at the University of Kentucky (UK) Ag Equine Programs’ Distinguished Industry Lecture Series Feb. 9 in the Gluck Equine Research Center’s auditorium on the UK campus.

Nearly 100 people turned out to hear the talk sponsored by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute.

Wrigley Miller is a fourth generation horsewoman who owns and operates Hillcroft Farm with her husband in Paris, Kentucky, as well as a farm in Sarasota, Florida, where they raise American Saddlebred and Thoroughbred horses.

In addition to her accomplishments in the Saddlebred world, including being named a United States Equestrian Federation Equestrian of Honor in 2015, Wrigley Miller has competed in the top echelons of the sport of combined driving. In 2014, she was part of a team representing the United States in the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, where the U.S. team finished fourth.

The Distinguished Industry Lecture Series began in the fall of 2009 and has become a signature event of UK Ag Equine Programs. It is designed to showcase important figures from the equine industry in an informal setting.

Previous series speakers included Keeneland’s Nick Nicholson, accomplished equestrienne Nina Bonnie, Keeneland’s Ted Bassett, Zenyatta owners Jerry and Ann Moss, Olympian Reed Kessler, a double header featuring both Thoroughbred trainer Graham Motion and three-day eventer Buck Davidson, and reiner Shawn Flarida.

The event was recorded and can be viewed on the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/6Ksu2HLlFFg.

Holly Wiemers, MA, APR, is communications director for UK Ag Equine Programs. 

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