MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College western equestrian team concluded the 2015-16 riding season over the weekend at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Semifinals held at the University of Findlay, in Findlay Ohio.
The Mustangs finished fourth overall out of nine teams competing, compiling 15 team points.
Morrisville State just missed out of national competition, as the top three teams from team competition advance to the National Finals and include the University of Findlay, Ohio State University and Oregon State University who took home first, second and third place, respectively.
Sarah Linn (Olean, N.Y.) was the top finisher for the Mustangs in team competition, topping the field in the novice horsemanship class, while teammate Jordan Sweeten (Cuba, N.Y.) placed fourth in both the open horsemanship and open reining class. Alysha Hardy (Orange, Mass.) was fifth in intermediate horsemanship, while teammates Dakota Martin (Rochester, N.Y.) and Lindsey Kubisek (Bethel, Conn.) finished seventh in the beginner and advanced horsemanship classes, respectively.
In individual competition, Linn put together a fifth place ride out of 16 competitors in the intermediate horsemanship class. Sweeten was sixth overall out of 18 riders in the open horsemanship class.
The top four individuals in each class advance to the National Finals.
Morrisville State College'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.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.