Hunt Seat Team Rides Away with High Point Award
January 12-13, 2013
Eleven members of the Albion Hunt Seat team returned early from winter break to compete at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association's Jan. 12-13 doubleheader hosted by Michigan State University. Although some riders were unable to return early to compete at this show, the smaller-than-usual team pulled together and accumulated enough points to come home victorious with the High Point Team award on Saturday beating out the other 12 teams.
Travel to West Virginia Proves to be Valuable Experience
December 1, 2012
Ten riders from the Briton stock seat team made the trek from Albion to West Virginia for an IHSA show that was a little bit different than the regional shows they are accustomed to. The Mountaineer Invitational was held in Reedsville, WV on Dec. 1 and was hosted by West Virginia University.
Four More Stock Seat Riders Qualify for Regional Championships (November 11, 2012)
The Albion College stock seat team rounded out a successful fall semester by competing in another doubleheader show hosted by Grand Valley State University on November 11. The team came home with Reserve Champion titles for both of the shows and four more Albion riders qualified for Regionals!
Teams from eight different colleges and universities met up to compete for the day. Leading the competition, Morgan Carey (Hemlock/Saint Charles Community), Lindsey Memering (White Lake/Milford), Elle Root (Alpena/Alpena), and Megan McNeil (Onondaga/Jackson Christian) won first places in all of their respective classes. Second-year student Lauren Bareiss (Rochester Hills/Rochester Adams) won a first place in Intermediate II, while team co-captain Hannah Pankratz (Bad Axe/Bad Axe) captured a win in the Advanced division. Chelsea Weiss (Manchester/Chelsea) also claimed first place in Novice in the afternoon show.
Adding to the growing list of Albion Stock Seat riders that are qualified for the IHSA Regional Championships are Carey, Pankratz, Bareiss, and senior Chelsea Utt (Harbor Springs/Petoskey), who pointed out of the Reining division at this show.