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Equestrian team competes in back-to-back competitions

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Riding unfamiliar horses, riders competing on the flat are judged on rider position, the correctness of the horse at various gaits and the overall smoothness of the ride. Here, Day Harmening ’19 competes in an open level flat class, placing 5th.

An online exclusive look at the team’s first weekend of competition–

By: Sarah Madden, Senior Writer

The Wofford College IHSA equestrian team spent the weekend in Columbia, S.C. for their first two shows of the season, bringing home ribbons in each division offered. The team competed against schools such as Clemson University, the College of Charleston, Furman University, the University of South Carolina and many others.

Results are listed below with class and division listed. Six ribbons were awarded per class, with anywhere from 9-17 riders per class.

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October 17 Results

Bennett Camp-Crowder ’17: 4th place on the flat, open division

Day Harmening ’19: 5th place on the flat, open division

Allison Andrews ’19: 2nd place over fences, intermediate division

Abby Umberger ’17: 5th place over fences, novice division

Mary Bradley Cassada ’19: 4th place on the flat, novice division

Gabby Stephens ’18: 6th place walk/trot division

 

October 18 Results

Camp-Crowder: 5th place on the flat, open division

Harmening: 5th place on the flat, open division AND 4th place over fences, open division

Andrews: 3rd place on the flat, intermediate division

Grace Edwards ’18: 4th place on the flat, intermediate division AND 2nd place over fences, novice division

Umberger: 6th place on the flat, novice division

Rhiannon Lemaster ’19: 5th place on the flat, novice division

Cassada: 5th place on the flat, novice division

Stephens: 2nd place walk/trot division

Sarah Madden ’17: 4th place advanced walk/trot/canter division

 

Other points of interest:

  • In the novice division over fences, Edwards qualified for regionals (held in the spring) by pointing out and will move up a division immediately.
  • All nine riders who attended the shows placed in at least one class on the second day of competition.

 

Five of the riders who attended the shows were new members of the team and had never before attended an IHSA competition, including Lemaster:

“It was challenging, but [this weekend] revealed all I’d learned and all I need to learn. I think we’re going to do really well this year!”

The next show will be hosted by the College of Charleston on November 14.

To keep up with the team via live-tweets, pictures and periodical Facebook updates, follow @WoCoEquestrian on Twitter and like “Wofford College IHSA Equestrian Team” on Facebook.

To read about the Equestrian team, click here!

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