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Many Firsts for Briton Stock Seat Team (October 8 & 9, 2016)

It was a weekend full of firsts for the Briton stock seat team on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9:

- The first double-header meets of the new season.
- The debut for first-year coach Nathan Horsman.
- Albion’s first individual qualifier for IHSA Regionals in the spring - and the team’s first reserve high-point rider of the season.

Check them all off the list.

After getting off to a bit of a slow start during the double-header hosted by Saginaw Valley State University at the Midland County Fairgrounds on Saturday – a day nonetheless punctuated by strong showings in the Open division, including a win by Albion senior and team co-captain Allison Voorhess (Mount Clemens/Lutheran North) and seconds from sophomore Molly Brueggeman (Vero Beach, FL/Indian River) and junior Brooke Viele (Midland/H.H. Dow) – the team bounced back from seventh and fourth place finishes to bring home back-to-back reserve championships at Sunday’s meet hosted by Grand Valley State University.

Junior team co-captain Taylor Sandberg (Spring Lake/Spring Lake) finished second in reining and earning the reserve high-point award for her rides in the Open division during the second half of the double-header on Sunday. The Grand Valley meet also allowed sophomore Shannon Ervin (Ortonville/Brandon) to secure the points necessary to represent Albion at Intermediate II at the IHSA Regional show.

Sunday’s meet also saw victories by several other Britons in their respective divisions – namely sophomore Philip Voglewede (Oxford, IN/Benton Central) in Intermediate, sophomore Tegan Barclay (Norton Shores/Muskegon Catholic Central) in Intermediate II, junior Jourdan Tonti (Livonia/Churchill) in Novice, and another win for Viele in Open horsemanship. And backing up her strong showing from Saturday’s meet, Brueggeman snagged another second in reining while junior Danielle Townsend (Springport/Springport) grabbed a second in the Advanced division.

Of the whirlwind weekend, Coach Horsman commented, “I enjoyed it and I like the challenge of coaching the students on horses I don’t know.”

The coach won’t have long to wait for the Britons’ next challenge – competition resumes Sunday, October 16 with a home meet co-hosted with Adrian College at the Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center.

Ervin Leads Dressage Team at MSU (October 22-23, 2016)

With her win at Lower Training level during the first day of the Michigan State University double-header hosted at the Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center, sophomore Shannon Ervin (Ortonville/Brandon) led the Briton team to a third place finish.

Leading off the team’s rides for the day was Ervin’s classmate Jessi Fore (Wenatchee, WA/Wenatchee), who earned third place in her First Level test.

Coach Danielle Menteer said of her team, “There were improvements in the ability of the riders to adopt to their assigned horses and carry that from the warm-up into the show ring.”

The Briton dressage team will take a few weeks off between meets before they travel to the University of Findlay (OH) to compete on November 5.

Briton Riders Keep Pace in the Region

It was a near-perfect weekend for junior teammates Marjori Boldt and Ashley Butler as they rode winning streaks in their respective divisions to team and individual titles for the Albion College hunt seat team at the Michigan State University doubleheader Nov. 19 and 20.


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