Morrisville State western qualifies three for regionals in double show

Morrisville State western qualifies three for regionals in double show

 

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. –

The Morrisville State College western equestrian team qualified three individual riders for the regional championships in the intermediate II western horsemanship class Saturday, as the team took home high point and reserve honors for the double show.

Anna Harrigan (Lancaster, N.Y.), Rachel Mikrut (Delanson, N.Y.), and Erika Miller (Wyoming, N.Y.) each qualified with their rides Saturday.

In the first of two shows on the day, Morrisville State compiled 32 team points to edge SUNY Cobleskill for high point team honors. Cobleskill was reserve with 25, while Keuka and Colgate rounded out team competition with eight and five points, respectively.

Five different riders claimed the blue ribbon in their respective classes. Makayla Maxwell (Minoa, N.Y.) won the advanced western horsemanship class, and Nicolle Pulcher-Guzek (Troy, N.Y.) claimed the top spot in the novice western horsemanship class.

Harrigan and Rachel Adsitt (Phelps, N.Y.) were victors in the intermediate western horsemanship II class, while Marcella West (Portland, N.Y.) took home the blue in the beginner western horsemanship class.

In the afternoon show, Cobleskill claimed high point team accolades with 29 points, as Morrisville State took home reserve honors with 20. Keuka had 10, and Colgate two to round out team competition.

Once again, five riders claimed the top spot in their show classes, including Maxwell who was a double winner in the advanced class. Mary Cosenza (Colden, N.Y.) topped the field in the novice western horsemanship class, while Jordan Sweeten (Cuba, N.Y.) was the top rider in the intermediate II western horsemanship class, section B.

Mikrut took home the blue in the intermediate western II class, section C, while West won her second show of the day in the beginner class.

Morrisville State returns to the ring on December 7th, hosting a double show at the Swamp Road Western Riding Arena.

Morrisville State College sets the world in motion for students. Curriculums are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2012 President's Higher Community Service Honor Roll. Visit www.morrisville.edu to experience, Morrisville in motion.

 

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