SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College hunt seat equestrian team competed at the Region 3 Championship finals on Saturday held at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, advancing two riders to the Zone 2 Championships.
Kailyn Guthro (Mannsville, N.Y.) was crowned Regional Champion in the walk trot class after turning in the top ride, while teammate Taylor Jurek (Perry, N.Y.) earned a second place finish in the walk, trot, canter class to also advance to compete for a Zone title and an opportunity to compete at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championships in May.
The Zone Championships will be held Saturday, April 9 at St. Lawrence University.
Morrisville State had four other riders compete at Regionals, including Morgan Wilsberg (Mattituck, N.Y.) who finished fifth in the open flat and eighth in the open equitation over fences classes.
Lindsey Kubisek (Bethel, Conn.) finished sixth overall in the novice equitation on the flat, while teammate Kayla Titus (Staten Island, N.Y.) turned in an eighth place ride in the novice equitation over fences class.
Meghan Hunsinger (Cato, N.Y.) earned honorable mention honors.
The top two riders in each class at the Zone Championships will advance to the National Finals held May 5 at the Kentucky Horse Park.
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.