MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College hunt seat equestrian team resumed the 2016-17 riding season Saturday, earning Reserve High Point Team honors at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.
Morrisville State compiled 34 team points to earn reserve honors, as Skidmore claimed high point team accolades with 47 team points.
Two Mustangs posted winning rides Saturday, including Sarah Simmons (East Northport, N.Y.) in the intermediate equitation on the flat class. Jacqueline Fake (Dolgeville, N.Y.) also took home blue ribbon honors, topping the competition field in the advanced walk trot canter class.
Morrisville State posted nine second place rides across the day's show, including Mikaela Best (Fulton, N.Y.) and Megan Hunsinger (Cato, N.Y.) in the intermediate equitation over fences class.
Marcus Livermore (Syracuse, N.Y.), Pheobe Leger (New Paltz, N.Y.) and Casey Warren (Cranston, RI) each earned second place in the novice equitation over fences class; Livermore and Leger also recording second place rides in the novice equitation on the flat class, along with teammate Taylor Jurek (Perry, N.Y.).
Kerry Gara (Albany, N.Y.) posted a second place ride in the beginner walk trot canter class.
Morrisville State returns to the riding arena Saturday at Hartwick College, before hosting a show on March 4th.
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.