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Howard Community College holds annual horse jumping meet

From Howard County schools reporter Joe Burris:

On Saturday, Howard Community College will hold its 24th annual thoroughbred-horse-jumping competition to raise funds for students as its enrollment exceeds more than 10,000 for the first time.

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School officials said that the Howard Community College Grand Prix will feature show-horse jumping and equestrian competitions. The event will be held at Marama Farm in Clarksville.

HCC officials said that for the fall semester, the school has seen a 5 percent increase in full-time re-enrollment and that over the past 10 years enrollment has increased 87 percent. Financial aid applications at HCC have increased 53% over the last three years alone, officials said.

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