Morrisville State hunt seat strong showing in regular season finale

Morrisville State hunt seat strong showing in regular season finale

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Host Morrisville State College wrapped up the regular hunt seat show schedule Saturday, earning reserve high point team honors as they fell two points shy of show champion Skidmore College at the riding arena on Fearon Road in Morrisville.

Morgan Wilsberg (Mattituck, N.Y.) collected the show's high point rider accolades, after topping the riding field in both the open equitation over fences class and open equitation on the flat class for the blue ribbons for the Mustangs.

Five additional Morrisville State English riders turned in top rides, including Sarah Simmons (East Northport, N.Y.) who claimed the class win in the intermediate equitation on the flat.

Olivia Fam (Southborough, Mass.) had the winning ride in the novice equitation over fences class, while teammate Phoebe Leger (New Paltz, N.Y.) took home the blue ribbon with her class win in novice equitation over fences.

Ben Callahan (Methuen, Mass.) and Jacqueline Fake (Dolgeville, N.Y.) each topped their sections of the advanced walk trot canter class for the show wins.

Morrisville State had a total 14 riders post top three rides on the day, as they finished the regular season with 308 team points to earn reserve championship team accolades.

Morrisville State will send 12 qualified riders to the Regional Championships held at Skidmore on Saturday, April 1st, for an opportunity to compete at the Zone Championships in April.

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