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Stock Seat Riders 'Rein' at Regionals (February 10, 2013)

The Albion College stock seat team has much to be proud of after their regional championship show held on February 10 at the Michigan State University Pavilion. After battling it out with the other qualified riders of Zone 6 Region 4, in the end four Britons emerged as either regional champion or reserve champion which will send them through to the IHSA Semi-Finals.

Senior Katie Petchell (Pinckney/Pinckney Community) won top honors as region champion of the Open Reining division, the highest class of all. Albion riders owned the Novice class with Morgan Carey (Hemlock/Saint Charles Community) taking champion and team co-captain Hannah Pankratz (Bad Axe/Bad Axe) was reserve champion. Both Lindsey Memering (White Lake/Milford) and Chelsea Weiss (Manchester/Chelsea) made it to the final round in the Intermediate II division, and Weiss came away as the reserve champion in the end.

The four riders will continue on the road to Nationals by competing at the IHSA Stock Seat Semi-Finals, which will be March 23 in Syracuse, New York.

Stock Seat Riders "Rein" at Regionals

February 10, 2013

Brittney Stanton and Katie Pickworth qualified to compete as individuals in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association's Zone 6 Championships based on their performance in the IHSA Hunt Seat Regional Championships on Feb. 23.


Britons Celebrate Regional Championship

February 9-10, 2013

The final show of the regular season was the icing on the cake for the Albion College varsity Hunt Seat team's successful season. Coach Randi Gardner and her students rode away as the champions of the entire region at the doubleheader hosted on home turf at the Held Equestrian Center on February 9-10.


Briton Dressage Team Dominates at Michigan State University (October 27-28, 2012)

Briton dressage was a force to be reckoned with during the doubleheader Intercollegiate Dressage Association show hosted by Michigan State University on October 27-28. Many of the riders gained some valuable ground towards qualifying for IDA Nationals.

On Saturday, the Albion “A” team was awarded first place led by senior Ruthie Doering (Cadillac/Cadillac). Doering won her Lower Training level class and was named Reserve High Score Champion for the whole day.

The second day of competition was heavily dominated by Albion riders. Doering again won her Lower Training level class. First-year student Gabriela Angelini (Windsor, CT/Loomis-Chaffee) tied with fellow teammate Maggie-Mae White (South Lyon) for first place in the Introductory level. Paige Gustafson (Dexter/Dexter) was happy to draw one of the Albion horses on Sunday. Riding “Albion College Romulus” she won first place at First level and was awarded Reserve High Score Champion for the day.

The Albion College “A” team won second place overall on Sunday, while the Albion “B” team took home first place.

“I could not be more proud of my girls,” says Gustafson. “We had a very successful weekend, and we rode it all the way through. It was a great start to the season, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the season brings.”

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