MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College western equestrian rider, Erika Miller (Wyoming, N.Y.) won the individual novice western horsemanship class over the weekend at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) semifinals, advancing to the National Championships in late April.
The semifinals were held at Ohio State University.
Miller captured the championship ribbon, besting the field of 17 riders to make her first national championship appearance.
Teammate Carrie Herzog (Eden, N.Y.) also placed, finishing sixth overall in the novice field.
Individual rider, Jordan Sweeten (Cuba, N.Y.) finished eighth overall for the Mustangs in the individual intermediate western horsemanship class.
The top four riders to place in individual competition advance to the IHSA National Championships in East Springfield, Massachusetts the end of April.
Morrisville State also appeared in the team competition, finishing ninth overall as Ohio State, Berry College (GA) and St. Mary of the Woods (IN) all advanced to the National stage in team competition.
Morrisville State's curricula 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 and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
In addition to being named to the 2014 President's Higher Community Education Service Honor Roll, the college was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as an institution in the top tier of the Best Regional Colleges list and ranked second among regional colleges nationwide for outperforming its anticipated graduation rate. For more information visit www.morrisville.edu.