Halloween or not, Albion wasn't afraid to send its full dressage team south to the University of Findlay on October 31 and two first-year riders led the day.
Bria Flanagan (Harrisburg, SD / Lincoln) came third in the Lower Training division and Skyler Campbell (Grand Rapids / Caledonia) snagged a fourth in Introductory to put the Briton A and Briton B teams on the scoreboard, but unfortunately their efforts couldn't boost the teams past their competitors and Albion finished in seventh and eighth place at the conclusion.
Were there an award for the most creative group costume, however, all teams present conceded that Albion easily took the win with its zoo-themed attire. Each rider sported a zoo animal headband and coach Danielle Menteer wore a baseball cap that announced her status as "World's Best Zookeeper."
Team co-captain Emma Stapley '16 said, "Everyone had so much fun cheering each other on and running around in zoo animal ears despite the fact that the show [itself] didn't go quite as well as we hoped in terms of placings."