IHSA Kicks Off Day 1 of National Finals

Collegiate Cup Novice Equitation Over Fences winner Caroline Norton of Centenary College.

Thursday, May 5th marked the first day of the 2016 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

The Individual Open Equitation Over Fences riders kicked off the morning with ten courses and four riders returning for additional testing. Tufts University’s Chase Boggio took home the championship ribbon and trophy aboard St. Lawrence University’s Aram and Savannah College of Art and Design’s Peia. Reserve champion went to Cody Wooten of Centenary College who rode Peia, and then Aram in the work-off. Third through tenth awards went to Ryan Genn of Savannah College of Art and Design, Cary Hundley of Goucher College, Jesse Fortier of St. Lawrence University, Alyssa Bokor of St. Lawrence University, Kelsey Kocher of St. Andrews University, Arianna Dicker of Chapman University, Chris Johnson of Purdue University, and Julie Dettman of the University of Kentucky.

The Individual Intermediate Equitation Over Fences champion is Alexanda Smallwood from Santa Clara University who rode Centenary College’s James. Judges tested the top four riders before placing the rest of class as follows: Erica Ferreira of Cazenovia College, Hannah Hollinger of the University of Kentucky, Brittany Fleisher of Lebanon Valley College, Kristina Hambley of the University of California—Los Angeles, Marissa Cintolo of the University of Rhode Island, Kate Martin of the University of Virginia, Melanie Bousquet of Michigan State University, Emilie Gardner of West Texas A&M University, and Clare Bornstein of Boston University.

Individual Novice Equitation Over Fences was the third class of the day and the championship ribbon and trophy went to Morgan Sollenberger from Emory & Henry College. Sollenberger rode in the ride-off alongside Lillian Smith of St. Lawrence University, Nicholas Martino of Emory & Henry College, and Caitlyn Fagan of Skidmore College who placed reserve through fourth respectively. Fifth through tenth awards went to Mallory Myers of Miami University of Ohio, Selena Young of the University of Minnesota—Crookston, Emma Pennell of University of Alabama, Holly Grench of Stanford University, Brittany Strube of the University of Kentucky, and Quinn Lowsky of Savannah College of Art and Design.

The Collegiate Cup Novice Equitation Over Fences concluded the jumping classes for the day and Centenary College’s Caroline Norton earned the first seven points and first place ribbon toward the cup. Caitlin Doocy of St. Lawrence University, Mackenzie Parks of St. Andrews University, Lindsay Levine of University of Southern California, Caroline Soane of Stanford University, Emily Wilmot of Delaware Valley University, Taylor Wienold of the University of Kentucky, Ann Wannamaker of Louisiana State University, Tess Mroczka of Savannah College of Art and Design, and Brooklynn Otte of Kansas State University earned reserve through tenth respectively.

Individual Intermediate Equitation on the Flat kicked off the flat classes at Nationals. Miami University of Ohio’s Rachel McConnell rode to take champion while the University of British Columbia’s Claire Anderson took reserve. Third through tenth place finishers included Lindsay Seewald of Dartmouth College, Genevieve Couldwell of Mount Holyoke College, Janessa Capozzolo of Temple University, Jane Smith of the University of Michigan, Alyssa Bokor of St. Lawrence University, Emilie Gardner of West Texas A&M University, Lindsey Cayce of the University of Alabama, and Emily Byczek of Indiana University.

Savannah College of Art and Design’s Meredith Denny earned champion in Individual Novice Equitation on the Flat with Megan Manning of Arizona State University taking reserve. Third through tenth went to Danielle Sagliano of Centenary College, Sami Tessmar of Oakland University, Rebecca Mazzaferro of the University of Connecticut, Selena Young of the University of Minnesota—Crookston, Andrew Pryslak of Centenary College, Emily Thomas of Bridgewater College, Chloe Dirrigl of Ithaca College, and Charlotte Cournoyer of Skidmore College.

The second Collegiate Cup class of the day was Novice Equitation on the Flat and first place’s seven points went to Savannah College of Art and Design thanks to Quinn Lowsky. Cecilia Lang-Ree earned second place and five points for Stanford University while Clea Lerner of Goucher College, Claira Seely of Cornell University, Mika McKinney of Mount Holyoke College, Leslie Turner of the University of Findlay, Caroline Norton of Centenary College, Kelsey Riordan of the University of Kentucky, Emily Wilmot of Delaware Valley University, and Lily Barnard of St. Lawrence University took third through tenth.

The Individual Walk-Trot-Canter championship ribbon and trophy went to Erin Deans from Michigan State University with Kelly Quinn from Delaware Valley University taking reserve. Third through tenth went to Megan Flaherty of the State University of New York at New Paltz, Rachel Bird of Georgia Southern University, Callie Schultz of Mount Holyoke College, Cana Fitzgerald of West Texas A&M University, Teresa Watterson of the University of North Georgia, Caitlyn Walker of Johnson & Wales University, Sarah Villasenor of Sonoma State University, and Madeleine Morgan of Kenyon College.

Jesse Fortier from St. Lawrence University took champion and Victoria Bauer from College of Charleston took reserve in the last individual class of the day, Individual Open Equitation on the Flat. The remaining placings of third through tenth include Daniella Carissimo of Penn State University, Bethany Ockwell of the University of Findlay, Jessica Stoukides of Skidmore College, Alyssa Moore of University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Cody Wooten of Centenary College, Kaitlyn Boggio of the University of Connecticut, Mallory Hammer of Berry College, and Julie Dettman of University of Kentucky.

Collegiate Cup Intermediate Equitation on the Flat finished up the day with Dakota DeCuffa earning first place for the University of Kentucky. Second through tenth were placed as follows: Alyssa Simin of University of Findlay, Michael Andrade of Centenary College, Madison Albano of Savannah College of Art and Design, Sophia Paul of Purdue University, Mackenzie Alderman of St. Lawrence University, Anna Carmichael of Goucher College, Kristen Blomstrom of Stanford University, Florence Shanley of Cornell University, and Mollie Kowalchi of Mount Holyoke College.

At the end of the day, the Hunt Seat Standings for the Collegiate Cup are: Centenary College of Zone 3 is in first place with 11 points and Savannah College of Art and Design of Zone 5 is in second with 10 points.

Congratulations to all! Check back all weekend for more results.

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