The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences was abuzz with activity last Friday, September 16th, when Dennis Pietranduono presented two pregnant mares–Calling Card and Vega to the students at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.   Chicago Public School CEO Juan-Caaude Brizard and Chief of Schools Harrison Peters joined elected officials Alderman Matt O’Shea and Senator William Maloney joined Advisory Board Co-Chairs,Attorney Rouhy Shalabi and Eli’s Marc Schulman  for the arrival of the mares and a tour of the school.

This program is unique as students in the Animal Science Pathway along with some Special Education students will participate in a special program that will allow them to raise and eventually sell horses for harness racing.  During this program students will be able to experience the birthing process and the raising of the foals.