Equestrian Team Ranked No. 1 in Region

The Equestrian Team is off to a successful start this semester after its first three shows.

The team hosted the first show of the season at the University Farm Sept. 25-26. This was the very first show for the newly formed IHSA zone 7, region 5, which includes schools from Missouri and Illinois. The stock team placed third on both days out of the eight teams that traveled to compete in Kirksville. Three riders, Kaity Strand, Adam Priest and Kate Miluski, pointed up to the next division, qualifying them for the regional competition in the spring.

The following weekend, the hunt team traveled to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The hunt team placed reserve high point team on Oct. 2, and Amanda Brehm, Stephanie Crecelius, Jane Rademacher qualified for regionals.

On Oct. 9-10, the hunt team, along with six of the University’s horses, traveled to Bloomington, Ill., where it co-hosted a show with Illinois State University. The show was another success with the team placing high point team on both days, putting it in the lead in the region overall for the year.

Additionally, Corinne Smith and Stephanie Crecelius achieved reserve high point riders and Smith and Danielle Witt qualified for regional competition.

The Equestrian Team has grown to more than 100 members with nearly half participating in IHSA horse shows. There are three more shows remaining for the team this semester.

For more information about the team or to see a schedule of shows, visit http://equestrian.truman.edu.
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