Regionals Wraps Up Stock Seat Season (February 15, 2015)
There were 10 Albion riders that qualified to compete in five of the six divisions offered at the IHSA stock seat Region 4 Championships. Competition was tough at the show, which was held at the Michigan State University livestock pavilion on February 15, but the Briton riders sat tall and held their heads high throughout the day.
Top finishers included Brooke Viele (Midland / H.H. Dow), Jordan McGinn (Royal Oak / Shrine), and Megan McNeil (Onondaga / Jackson Christian), who all earned fourth place ribbons in their divisions. McNeil also picked up a sixth place in the open reining division. Morgan Carey (Hemlock / Saint Charles Community) and Kristine Mussell (Midland / H.H. Dow) also finished in sixth place.
Nine other colleges had riders competing at Regionals, and coach Denise Webber says that she felt victorious just by having so many Albion riders qualify. “I am so proud of my team in every aspect – from the way they dressed to the way they rode,” says Webber. “They were great sportsmen and I’m so proud of them. Even though they did not make it to Semi-Finals, they are still champions to me.”
And Wildcard Makes Three for Dressage Nationals (April 24-26, 2015)
The regular regional shows ended in February for the dressage team, but Jackson Regen (Nashville, Tenn./Hillsboro) had to wait until mid-April to find out that he had won a wildcard spot to compete at the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) Nationals. Regen joined teammates Paige Beliveau (West Newbury, Mass./St. Thomas Aquinas) and Jourdan Tonti (Livonia/Livonia Churchill) to compete as individuals at the competition hosted by Ohio’s Otterbein University April 24-26.
Coach Danielle Menteer left a day early along with two other teammates in order to trailer four Albion horses to Otterbein that were used in the competition draw. They spent the weekend schooling and taking care of the horses to prepare them for the show.
By the end of the long day of fierce individual competition, the Albion riders had finished in the top ten of their three levels. Tonti secured fifth place in Introductory level, Beliveau won sixth place in First level, and Regen took home eighth place in Upper Training level.
Without a full team this year (Albion competed all year with two spots unfilled), these were very well deserved rewards for a successful year! Next year the team hopes to be able to host a home show, which they were unable to do this year due to construction at the Held Equestrian Center.
And Wildcard Makes Three for Dressage Nationals
The regular regional shows ended in February for the dressage team, but Jackson Regen (Nashville, Tenn./Hillsboro) had to wait until mid-April to find out that he had won a wildcard spot to compete at the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) Nationals.
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