MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College's western equestrian team had two advance to the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Western National Finals, held in early May, after competing at the semifinals on Saturday.
Alysha Hardy (Orange, Mass.) captured second overall in the novice western horsemanship class finals, advancing through the preliminaries that featured 16 class riders from eight different regions, before finishing second in the field of eight riders.
Lea Inhaber-Courchesne (Westborough, Mass.) also advanced through the preliminary round to the finals in the intermediate II western horsemanship class, capturing third overall in the final ride round.
Hardy and Inhaber-Courchesne advance to the National Finals, held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania May 3 – 6th. Both will be among the top 12 riders from the three semifinals at the IHSA National Championships.
In addition to the two advancing riders, Morrisville State had two other riders who advanced through the preliminary round, including Elyse Scott (Averill Park, N.Y.) who finished seventh in the intermediate class, along with Mikaela Cormier (Belchertown, Mass.) who claimed fifth place in the novice class.
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 & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.