Four crowned western regional champions Sunday

Four crowned western regional champions Sunday



Four Morrisville State College western equestrian riders took home regional crowns Sunday morning, topping the field in each of their respective classes to advance to the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National semifinals.

Rianna Nalepa (Endicott, N.Y.) claimed the win with a top ride in the open western horsemanship class, and finished in second overall in reining to advance to the semifinals.

Erika Wolf (East Hampton, Conn.) turned in a top performance in the advanced western horsemanship regional finals to advance, while Nicolle Pulcher-Guzek (Troy, N.Y.) advanced in the novice western horsemanship class with a top ride in the field of five competitors.

Logan Corey (Adams, N.Y.) collected the win in intermediate horsemanship, topping the field of 11competitors to advance, to round out top finishers for the Mustangs.

Morrisville State completed the regular season as the high point team and will be representing Region 3 at the semifinals in the team competition, scheduled for March 29 – 30th in Findlay, Ohio.

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