Stock Seat Double Double-Header Weekend: Part II (November 22, 2015)
After a long day of competition on Saturday, the Albion stock seat riders returned on Sunday, November 22, to the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center to co-host a double header show with Adrian College, Hillsdale College, and Central Michigan University.
Members of the Albion hunt seat and dressage teams came out to lend lots of help with the show. Senior Camille Sawicki (Jenison / Jenison) brought home the win in both of her Intermediate II classes. Brooke Viele (Midland / Herbert Henry Dow) won second place in Reining and first place in Open. Sophomore Danielle Townsend (Springport / Springport) won first and second places in her Novice classes.
Second place finishers of the day also included team co-captain Allison Voorhess (Mount Clemons / Lutheran North) in Advanced, Molly Brueggeman (Vero Beach, Fla. / Indian River) in Open, Jourdan Tonti (Livonia / Livonia Churchill) in Intermediate II, and Phillip Voglewede (Oxford, Ind. / Benton Central) in Walk-Trot.
The Albion team rode away as reserve champions during the morning show, and they won fourth place for the afternoon show. Many Albion riders also qualified for Regionals, including Townsend, Sawicki, Kate Sears (Ann Arbor / Ann Arbor-Huron), and Ashley Shepard (Eaton Rapids / Olivet).
The next stock seat competition will be at the end of winter break on January 17 hosted by Michigan State University.
Stock Seat Double Double-Header Weekend: Part I
The IHSA stock seat teams of Zone 6 Region 4 came together on one (snowy) weekend to know out two double-header shows (that's right, four shows in two days!).
Stock Seat Double Double-Header Weekend: Part I (November 21, 2015)
The IHSA stock seat teams of Zone 6 Region 4 came together on one (snowy) weekend to knock out two double-header shows (that’s right, four shows in two days!). Grand Valley State University played host on the first day at the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center in Augusta on November 21.
In the first half of the day, the Albion riders had notable finishes by sophomore Elliot Brinker (Livonia / Adlai E. Stevenson) in Intermediate I and co-captain Taylor Sandberg (Spring Lake / Spring Lake) in Advanced, both of whom took first place. Jourdan Tonti (Livonia / Livonia Churchill) - a transplant from last year’s dressage team – was happy to ride away with a second place finish in Intermediate II, as was Shannon Ervin (Ortonville / Brandon) with her second place win in her Intermediate II class. The team ended up in third place overall at the end of the morning show.
The afternoon presented Albion with more ribbons, with another first place awarded to Brinker going two for two with another win in Intermediate I. Many second place finishes included Ervin in Intermediate II again, Molly Brueggeman (Vero Beach, Fla. / Indian River) in Open, Margaret Alway (Ludington / Mason County Central) in Walk-Trot, and siblings Abby and Phillip Voglewede (Oxford, Ind. / Benton Central) in Intermediate II and Walk-Trot respectively. This also qualified Abby Voglewede for Regionals. The end of the day concluded with a sixth place team finish for Albion.
Stay tuned for Part II of the weekend with the Brits as co-hosts the following day!
Dressage Team Spends Halloween at University of Findlay
Halloween or not, Albion wasn't afraid to send its full dressage team south to the University of Findlay on October 31 and two first-year riders led the day.