Six More Stock Seat Riders Qualify for Regionals (January 17, 2016)

The Albion stock seat riders returned from winter break a few days early in order to compete at the double header show hosted by Michigan State on January 17 at the MSU Pavilion. At the end of the day, six more team members had secured spots at regional championships, bringing the total stock seat riders qualified to an impressive eleven.

The morning show proved to be successful for many Albion riders. First place finishes included Danielle Townsend (Springport / Springport) in advanced and Brooke Viele (Midland / Herbert Henry Dow) in open horsemanship. Many points were also brought in from the second places awarded to Phillip Voglewede (Oxford, Ind. / Benton Central) in beginner, Tegan Barclay (Norton Shores / Muskegon Catholic Central) and Bekah Jefvert (Fowler, Ind. / Benton Central) in intermediate, and team co-captain Taylor Sandberg (Spring Lake / Spring Lake) in advanced. The team wound up in fourth place at the end of the morning show.

Viele had another strong showing in her reining class, bringing home first place in the afternoon show. Shannon Ervin (Ortonville / Brandon) and Elliot Brinker (Livonia / Adlai E. Stevenson) both won second in intermediate, and Barclay brought home another second in intermediate as well. By the end of the day, the Britons had another fourth place team finish.

Also worth a mention are two IHSA alumni competitors from Albion College, Katie Petchell and Megan McNeil. Both riders have qualified for regionals in both open horsemanship and reining, and they have a strong chance (50%) of moving on from there to semi-finals.

The IHSA regional stock seat championships will be February 14 at the MSU Pavilion.

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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.

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