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.”
High Score Win for Regen Again
The dressage team traveled to the University of Findlay on February 14 to compete against nine teams.
High Score Win for Regen Again (February 14, 2015)
The dressage team traveled to the University of Findlay on February 14 to compete against nine teams. Junior Jackson Regen (Nashville, Tenn. / Hillsboro) led the team with an impressive score of 74 percent, which not only won him first place in his class but also the individual high score of the whole competition.
Teammates Paige Beliveau (West Newbury, MA / St. Thomas Acquinas) and Elizabeth Neustadt (Bloomfield Hills / International Academy) both took home third place ribbons. First-year student Jourdan Tonti (Livonia / Livonia Churchill) rode to a fourth place finish in her class. The Albion team A finished as reserve champions overall, and team B finished in fifth place.
The Britons’ next competition will be a double-header at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio on February 21 and 22. This will be their final regular season competition.
Albion Rides Away as Champion Team
The Albion hunt seat riders are back in the saddle after winter break, and they started the semester off with a huge win at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association doubleheader hosted by the University of Michigan Jan. 24-25.