High school junior Lindsey Bailey (on left) of Hopkins Academy/Biscuit Hill poses with Coach Susan Duncan after winning the team varsity open on the flat class at IEA Nationals on May 1st. Hopkins/Biscuit Hill won two of the final three Upper School team classes and claimed their first-ever IEA National Championship.


Upper Marlboro, MD - Twelve months ago if you had predicted that the Cranberry Equestrian Team would earn reserve champion honors in the middle school team competition at 2011 IEA Nationals you would have been correct. At that same time if you had predicted that the Birmingham Interscholastic Equestrian Team would finish third right behind Cranberry you would be making the rounds on all the talk shows. People would be asking you which stocks to purchase, who will win the World Series and who to vote for in the 2012 elections. For twelve months ago Cranberry and Birmingham had yet to form IEA teams! In fact Cranberry made their IEA debut on Halloween 2010 while Birmingham, the only IEA program so far in the entire state of Alabama, did not show for the first time until January 2011. Despite such a late start Birmingham finished only a point behind Cranberry a mere three months after their IEA debut.

According to IEA Executive Director Roxane Lawrence, the organization grew by 30 percent over the 2010-11 season. Litterally 30 percent of all the riders registered in 2010-11 were not yet involved in 2009-10. Following the parade of teams inside the Show Place Arena on Saturday afternoon Lawrence told the audience that there are currently 4,587 riders signed up to compete in IEA competitions. This means the IEA was made up of only 3,211 riders when Lawrence addressed a similar audience at the Georgia International Horse Park 12 months earlier. To have added nearly 1,400 riders in such a short time is extraordinary for any equestrian-related organization.

While the Cranberry and Birmingham teams gave new meaning to the terms "Beginner's Luck," "Do It Yourself" and "Instant Contender" the champion Middle school program was an old pro at these events. The Dana Hall School, located in Wellesley, Massachusetts won the Middle School team competition by a 20-13 margin over Cranberry. "(So far) We are the only middle school team to win twice," said Dana Hall Director of Riding Sarah Summers, noting that they were also champions in 2008. "We have been a part of the IEA since the beginning. We used to go to the invitationals at Andrews School before the formal structure was set up." After earning ten points with a pair of second place ribbons during the Friday session, Haley Taft earned Dana Hall's only blue ribbon with a first in future novice on the flat midway through the Sunday morning hunter seat classes. Though their middle school has achieved the greatest success at IEA Nationals, the Dana Hall upper school team is actually much larger. "We have 30 students on our Upper School IEA team that show throughout the year and there are seven members on our Middle School IEA team that show throughout the year," said Summers. "With 37 riders...we are the largest sports team at Dana Hall!" One former Dana Hal rider won the open championship in 2010 while Holland Park "Lucky" was voted the IEA's Best Horse at 2008 Nationals. Cranberry, based in Plympton, Massachusetts was led by Danielle Barretto. An eighth grader, Baretto was second in future intermediate on the flat for the first year team. Birmingham scored 12 points without riders in two of the five team classes (no future intermediate entries). A first and a second were all it took for the team from the Alabama town of the same name to claim the yellow ribbon. Windcrest Farm (located in Hebron, Connecticut; Is Windcrest also in their first year?) was fourth with ten points while Beckett Run Farm (located in Hamilton, Ohio; The 2009 Beckett Run upper school team was the first-ever IEA hunter seat National Champion that was not affiliated with a particular school) was fifth with nine points. Sixth place Double H Cooper (located in Kentucky) scored all seven of their points when Ashley Murray won the future intermediate on the flat. Save for Cranberry each of the top six schools earned a single blue ribbon. Rounding out the top eight middle school teams were Wall Street (from Wellington, Florida) in seventh with seven and Pickwick/Clayhill with in eighth with five points. Pickwick farm is located in Sykesville, Maryland while Clay Hill is located in Springdale, Maryland. The latter is owned and operated by Emmie Prettyman (who coached the University of Maryland - College Park equestrian team for over a decade in the '90's and '00's) while her son Jamey runs the former. Ellie MacLeod earned all five points for the team located closest to the Prince George's Equestrian Center (less than 15 minutes away from Clay Hill) when she finished second in future novice on the flat.

From left to right are Lauren Blacker, Cookie DeSimone and Sarah Summers of the Dana Hall School coaching staff. According to the Dana Hall school web site, head trainer DeSimone has been with their riding program for over 30 years. Dana Hall won the hunter seat middle school competition for the second time in four years.

Allthough they won 19 of a possible 21 points over the first three western team classes the Autumn Rose Equestrian Team earned high point western middle school honors by a mere point over the Hammond School. Autumn Rose, based at coaches Ollie and Debbie Griffith's farm of the same name in Plain City, Ohio jumped out to the early lead when seventh grader Caroline Gute won the NRHA-sponsored team future intermediate reining division. However riders from Hammond (a school located in Columbia, South Carolina) won each of the final two classes, which would have meant a deadlock at 19 points had the final Autumn Rose Farm rider not received a sixth in future intermediate horsemanship to make a world of difference. The Dare Equestrian team (based in Columbus, Ohio) tied the Hancock Horsemen (located in Hancock County, Ohio and affiliated with the University of Findlay) for third place with eleven points, with Dare winning the tiebreaker thanks to having a rider who placed Second. Last Lap Ranch was fifth with nine points, Forsyth Central Equestrian team sixth with seven, Trademark Equestrian Team seventh with six while Pond Hill won a tiebreaker with Alfred for eighth perhaps because Pond Hill's two points were in a reining class while Alfred's were not.

Autumn Rose nearly won both the Middle and Upper School western team competitions. However the Grier School (located in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, and which brought 15 horses to IEA Nationals) rallied to win the western Upper School Championship by a score of 25-24. Grier earned three red ribbons and placed no lower than fifth in any of the five western upper school team classes. Between their upper school and middle school teams, Autumn Rose riders won four straight classes and five of six at one point. However Grier's third blue ribbon earned in the Varsity open horsemanship division moved them a point ahead when it counted. Dare was third with 19 points (including a first for junior Carly Bendinghaus in the NRHA-sponsored varsity open reining division which started the western team classes) while Last Lap was fourth with 16 (no firsts but able to score two or more points in each division). Forsyth Central (from Georgia) was fifth with 13 points, Hancock Horsemen sixth with 12, Alfred (whose proper name is "Alfred University Interscholastic Equestrian Team) was seventh with 11 while Bay Hill (which like Autumn Rose, Dare and Hancock is also from Zone 5) received eighth place with a total of six points. For Grier it was their first time winning a team competition of any kind at IEA Nationals (and perhaps the first time in six tries that Autumn Rose did not win the western upper school competition).

Seventh grader Claire Darnell (on left) was one of two Hammond middle school riders to win a team class at IEA Nationals. Coach Joy McMillion (on right) saw Hammond come up one point shy of high point behind Autumn Rose Farm despite Darnell's fine ride in team future beginner horsemanship.

For the first time in IEA history a 'hybrid' hunter seat team won the Upper School hunter seat team competition. Hopkins Academy, a school in Western Massachusetts, trains at Biscuit Hill Farm in Shelburne, Massachusetts. However rather than field a team made up entirely of Hopkins students, riders from other schools who train at Biscuit Hill make up half the roster. As a result this half school/half barn team is correctly known as The "Hopkins Academy/Biscuit Hill IEA Team," which is what is printed on their team jackets. Listed in the program sold at IEA Nationals simply as "Hopkins" on the pages where results were written in, Hopkins/Biscuit Hill earned 14 of their 20 points over the final three upper school team classes to earn their first IEA National Championship of any kind. Lindsay Bailey, a junior who rides at Biscuit Hill but does not go to Hopkins Academy, won the varsity open on the flat class which concluded the hunter seat classes to move Hopkins/Biscuit Hill ahead of Stone Bridge Farm by a narrow 20-19 Margin (Editor's note: 16 of the winning teams' points were scored by riders who attend schools other than Hopkins). Stone Bridge Farm, located in Natural Bridge, Virginia and not affiliated with a specific high school, was led by Abigail Wegert (who is both a junior and home schooled according to her Mother). Wegert won the novice over fences and was third in novice flat to account for eleven of Stone Bridge's 19 points. Third place went to Folly Farm Equestrian Team with 14 points. Based out of Folly Farm in Simsbury, Connecticut, Irene Peluso (a high school senior, who showed in varsity open fences) and Stephanie Moscove (a freshman who showed in varsity intermediate fences) combined to win the first two upper school english classes of the entire upper school team competition. As a result the rest of the field spent two days trying to track Folly Farm down. Eventually there was a three-way tie for first between Folly Farm, Stone Bridge and the Sylvan Equestrian Team of Powell, Ohio with 14 points each going into the final team class (Hopkins/Biscuit Hill had 13 points before Bailey's heroics). Whitney Bullion, a freshman on the Sylvan team (another barn team not affiliated with a school) won varsity intermediate flat to pull her team even with Stone Bridge and Folly (the tie-breaker for third went to Folly Farm based on more blue ribbons). Four teams scored eleven points, creating more tie-breaking analysis. The Fountain Valley school, which won the 2010 upper school championship, was fifth because they had one blue ribbon courtesy of junior Matt Barrackman in JV beginner flat. Heritage Equestrian Team of Rhode Island had more points over fences (courtesy of freshman Lauren Henry's second in varsity intermediate fences) than Garrison Forest School (from Owings Mills, Maryland, roughly an hour away from 2011 IEA Nationals), which meant the former was sixth and the latter seventh (Garrison Forest and Fountain Valley, both former IEA champions, were the only teams in the top eight that were 100 percent 'school' teams). The York Equestrian Team, the only IEA program in the state of Maine, scored eleven points without benefit of a ribbon above third place. This resulted in York receiving the eighth place ribbon overall.

Ackerer receives Lifetime Achievement Award: During the ceremonies which followed the parade of teams, Lawrence presented Wayne Ackerer with the Timothy J. Boone IEA Lifetime Achievement Award. Now the coach of the Ackerer Team in Columbus, Ohio, Ackerer coached the Olentangy High School Team of Lewis Center, Ohio for many years in the previous decade. "We were one of three teams at the first invitational and we won," said Ackerer, referring to the event that pre-dated the IEA's actual formation. Though Lawrence's Andrews school team was the host, Olentangy won the inaugural event in 2000. Though the IEA is only in it's ninth full season, the Olentangy team has received the National Sportsmanship Award four times. Ackerer mentioned that his riders were more proud of that honor than winning Nationals. Ackerer is the fourth individual to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, following IEA National Steward Sue Wentzel, Lawrence and first recepient Boone for which the award is now named.

Long-time IEA Coach Wayne Ackerer (on far right) is the fourth recipient of the organization's Lifetime Achievement Award. Ackerer poses with prior award winners Tim Boone (on far left), Sue Wentzel (second on left, who is the IEA National Steward) and IEA Executive Director Roxane Lawrence. Ackerer coached the Olentangy High School team which won the first invitational prior to the IEA's proper formation.

The inaugural IEA National Sportsmanship Award (individual) was presented to Benjamin Buckland of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School (in Fitchburg, Massachusetts). This award was presented in conjunction with the IHSA. A senior during the 2010-11 season, Buckland competed for the Massachusetts North Central Region IEA Team.

And though there were many individual winners over the course of the first three days of IEA Nationals, the most significant individual awards were presented to the top open riders. Ariana Mato, who rides for the Blue Water Equestrian Team (based in West Broward, Florida) was named the IEA leading hunter seat rider of the year. Mato won the Varsity Open Championship class, sponsored by the Equine Journal. Cody McMillion from the Hammond School was the champion open western rider. McMillion won the NRHA-sponsored individual varsity open reining division, finishing ahead of three Autumn Rose Farm riders. However for the first time in IEA history the top four riders in the individual open reining have been invited to compete in the NRHA Derby (to be held June 27 through July 2 in Oklahoma City). The IEA announced that in 2012 there will be separate Hunter Seat and Western National Champion events, with the English portion slated for late April at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York while the Western classes will be part of the NRHA Derby event in Oklahoma City in June of next year. Though both events are a long ways off one can only wonder how big the IEA will have grown when the parade of teams takes place at these 2012 contests.

The Class-by-Class Results from 2011 IEA Nationals, sponsored by Dover Saddlery and Smith Brothers, held in the Show Place Arena at the Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, listed in the order in which they were held (Editor's note: Most IEA teams actually go by a longer name than listed here. An example would be Hopkins Academy/Biscuit Hill Farm being listed simply as "Hopkins." However we at Campus Equestrian have remained true to the IEA Nationals program for the most part, as the program itself identified most teams by a one-word title).

Thursday, April 28th, 2011:

Individual Varsity Open on the Flat: 1. Heather Ercolano, Good Shepard. 2. Ariana Mato, Blue Water. 3. McKenzie Canard, Foxcroft. 4. Joey Fink, Greenway. 5. Jordan Davis, Seven J's. 6. Hannah Bedwell, Stonegate. 7. Carly Corbacho, Dana Hall. 8. Eliza Hay, Storybook.

Individual Varsity Intermediate on the Flat: 1. Chelsea Brady, Northwoods. 2. Sarah Lebsock, Dare. 3. Elizabeth Drake, Stoneybrook. 4. Carly Cantrell, Rivendell. 5. Caroline Purcell, Linden Hall. 6. Sara Parks, Cookeville. 7. Lauren Thompson, Evermore Farm. 8. Karen Osborn, Emerald City.

Individual Future Intermediate on the Flat. 1. Ashley Murray, Double H. 2. Kelsey Fenger, Stanford. 3. Areil Leshem, Avon Valley. 4. Samantha Swan, Metropolitan. 5. Skyllar Beckel, Willow Way. 6. Charlotte Warren, Westminster. 7. Emilee Smigel, Wall Street. 8. Rachel Paxton, Stone Bridge.

Individual Junior Varsity Novice on the flat: 1. Sophie James, Concord. 2. Taylor Aguilar, Wall Street. 3. Chloe Howes, Concord. 4. Grace Camut, Oldfields. 5. Erika Witt, San Domenico. 6. Taylor Dailey, Mercy. 7. Alice Droeger, Fountain Valley. 8. Alexis Volchko, Western PA.

Individual Future Novice on the Flat: 1.Natalie Benson, Team Holly. 2. Lexi Spain, High Standards. 3. Sarah Maher, Smoke Tree. 4. Gabi Sorrentino, Garrison. 5. Brittni Hodge, Longview. 6. Gabrielle Bernier, Greenway. 7. Jenna George, Millpond. 8. Sinclaire Parer, San Domenico.

Individual Junior Varsity Beginner on the Flat: 1. Danielle Kay, Stanford. 2. Danielle Metz, West Forsyth. 3. Cherise Mischler, Cavallo Creek. 4. Kayla Russell, Concord. 5. Matt Barrackman, Fountain Valley. 6. Tessa James, Concord. 7. Sara Benedetti, Phoenix Rising. 8. Lilly Shai, West Lickin.

Individual Future Beginner on the Flat: 1. Houstyn Honeycutt, Beckett Run. 2. Rebecca Ragan, Wall Street. 3. Mattie Harden, Birmingham. 4. Judith Ross-Maish, Sylvan. 5. Ashley Woodward, Stone Bridge. 6. Madelaine Usey, Westminster. 7. Kayla Loy, Evermore Farm. 8. Julia Boral, August Farm.

2011 IEA Nationals were memorable for Abigail Wegert of Stone Bridge Farm (on left). Seen here with Coach Becky Andrews, Wegert was third in team junior varsity novice on the flat, second in individual junior varsity novice over fences cross-rails and first in team junior varsity novice over fences cross-rails. Wegert scored 11 of Reserve Upper School champ Stone Bridge's 19 points.

Friday, April 29th, 2011:

Individual Varsity Open Over Fences 2'6": 1. Haley White, Team Holly. 2. Samantha Goldstein, Stanford. 3. Maryann Osborne, Andrews. 4. Irene Peluso, Folly Farm. 5. Leila Waits, Lovett. 6. Mackenzie Gerdes, Childress Rodgers. 7. Joey Fink, Greenway. 8. Chloe Horton, Garrison.

Team Varsity Open Over Fences 2'6": 1. Irene Peluso, Folly Farm. 2. Sierra Wilson, Sylvan. 3. Meaghan Hynes, York. 4. Jessica Fahey, West Forsyth. 5. Bailey Manning, Hopkins. 6. A. Bailey Blough, Mercy. 7. Kierstyn Duggleby, TAPS. 8. Avery Hellman, Thacher.

Individual Varsity Intermediate Over Fences 2': 1. Stephanie Moscove, Folly Farm. 2. Annie Walters, Storybook. 3. Dallas Thayer, Thacher. 4. Sarah Rodes, Stone Bridge. 5. Katherine McCabe, West Licking. 6. Jessica Buxton, Lewis-Palmer. 7. Kimo Kimura, Lanier. 8. Makenzie Dey, Rivers Edge.

Team Varsity Intermediate Over Fences 2': 1. Stephanie Moscove, Folly Farm. 2. Lauren Henry, Herritage. 3. Katie Kirwin, York. 4. Shannon Ames, TAPS. 5. Julia Stimpfl, Sylvan. 6. Hannah Echols, Morgan. 7. Dallas Thayer, Thacher. 8. Kai Smith, Beckett Run.

Individual Future Intermediate Over Fences 2': 1. Indra Rapinchuk-Souccar, Heritage. 2. Claire Buxton, Lewis-Palmer. 3. Victoria Lawler, Stoney Ridge. 4. Jackie Watts, Garrison. 5. Emilee Smigel, Wall Street. 6. Abagail Petrecca, Limerick Lane. 7. Sophia Johnson, Maplewood. 8. Sophia Harlam, Phoenix Rising.

Team Future Intermediate Over Fences 2': 1. Madeline Davis, Beckett Run. 2. Lauren Nashawaty, Dana Hall. 3. Corrin Stellakis, TAPS. 4. Sophie Carlin, Willow Way. 5. Savanna Hajdasz, Windcrest. 6. Emilee Smigel, Wall Street. 7. Briana Kupic, Cranberry. 8. Francesca Rodman, Greenway.

Individual Junior Varsity Novice Over Fences Cross-Rails: 1. Briley Branden, Southeastern Connecticut. 2. Abigail Wegert, Stone Bridge. 3. Natalie Thorpe, Storybook. 4. Dunya Akhund, Metropolitan. 5. Taylor Cheeseman, West Licking. 6. Elana Fazio, Hillside Meadows. 7. Catherine Merrill, Oak Hill. 8. Annie Fang, Volo.

Team Junior Varsity Novice Over Fences Cross-Rails: 1. Abigail Wegert, Stone Bridge. 2. Alex Radley, Falcon Ridge. 3. Mackenzie Grow, TAPS. 4. Gabby Steinhardt, Garrison. 5. Anna Hall, Lake Effect. 6. Olivia Sehlhorst, Beckett Run. 7. Pia Holtmeier, Fountain Valley. 8. Sarah Nicoletti, Seven J's.

Individual Future Novice Over Fences Cross-Rails: 1. Annie Dunlap, Willow Way. 2. Gabrielle Conard, Willow Way. 3. Lindsay Cobb, San Domenico. 4. Ellen Hyndman, Cavallo Creek. 5. Sarah Maher, Smoke Tree. 6. Katheleen Harrigan, Penrose. 7. Nadia Rosenbaum, Storybook. 8. Danyele-Rose Kolodziejski, Rivendell.

Team Future Novice Over Fences Cross-Rails: 1. Amelia Sorrels, Birmingham. 2. Haley Taft, Dana Hall. 3. Reilly Bonis, Wall Street. 4. Alexis Kupic, Cranberry. 5. Liza Thompson, Ashley Hall. 6. Madison Maneri, Windcrest. 7. Kendra Duggleby, TAPS. 8. Gabrielle Conard, Willow Way.

Equine Journal Varsity Open Championship: 1. Ariana Mato, Blue Water. 2. Irene Peluso, Folly Farm. 3. Joey Fink, Greenway. 4. Haley White, Team Holly. 5. McKenzie Canard, Foxcroft. 6. Leila Watts, Lovett. 7. Jorden Davis, Seven J's. 8. Maryann Osborne, Andrews. 9. Mackenzie Gerdes, Childress Rodgers. 10. Samantha Goldstein, Stanford.

Saturday, April 30th, 2011:

National Reining Horse Association Individual Varsity Open Reining: 1. Cody McMillion, Hammond. 2. Megan Foley, Autumn Rose. 3. Ciara Bartholomew, Autumn Rose. 4. Jessica Cornwell, Autumn Rose. 5. Kaci Jo O'Rourke, Pond Hill. 6. Austin Jewell, Brookwood. 7. Travis Harvey, Alfred. 8. Kayleigh McDonnell, Pond Hill.

Individual Varsity Intermediate Horsemanship: 1. Emily Manos, Double Deuce. 2. Kara Guertin, Pinewood. 3. Brittany Woodard, Dare. 4. Maddy McDevitt, Last Lap. 5. Emily Allan, Caustelot Farms. 6. Brandy Napier, Bay Hill. 7. Alyssa Quinn, Mountain Dell. 8. Shannon Halnon, Pond Hill.

National Reining Horse Association Individual Future Intermediate Reining: 1. Kaylee Adamek, Autumn Rose. 2. Benjamin Beckett, Dare. 3. Haleigh Hurd, Alfred. 4. Madison Thiel, Dare Equestrian. 5. Ivey Noojin, Hammond. 6. Erica Hathaway, Pond Hill. 7. Emma Quinn, Forsyth Central. 8. Jeff Gantt, Last Lap.

Individual Junior Varsity Novice Horsemanship: 1. Ashton Clark, Autumn Rose. 2. Lauren Kiningham, Last Lap. 3. Jordan Myers, Grier. 4. Jessica DePaso, Autumn Rose. 5. Allie Begg, Hancock Horsemen. 6. Mary Palmer Richards, Hammond. 7. Abby Connell, Dare. 8. Morgan Masaitis, Massachusetts North Central.

National Reining Horse Association Individual Varsity Intermediate Reining: 1. Tristen Rowland, Autumn Rose. 2. Kara Guertin, Pinewood. 3. Kacey Bolin, Dare. 4. Alexa Buckheit, Alfred. 5. Brandy Napier, Bay Hill Farm. 6. Britney Fields, Last Lap. 7. Gregory Bock, Alfred. 8. Natalie Montini, Mountain Dell.

Individual Junior Varsity Beginner Horsemanship: 1. Jordan Schumacher, Autumn Rose. 2. Kate Buckley, Brookwood. 3. Megan Ashbrook, Dare. 4. Colleen Bendig, Autumn Rose. 5. Aurora Pim, Sid Griffith. 6. Samantha Benevides, Brookwood. 7. Freya Browne, Caustelot. 8. Benjamin Buckland, Massachusetts North Central.

Individual Future Novice Horsemanship: 1. Eddie Clark, Dare. 2. Sara Stuart, Hammond. 3. Seth Watkins, Hammond. 4. Audrey DiMatteo, Alfred. 5. Taylor Roeder, Hancock. 6. Karey Ulstad, Autumn Rose. 7. Alysha Hardy, Massachusetts North Central. 8. Kayla DeMuth, Hancock.

Individual Varsity Open Horsemanship: 1. Taylor Overmier, Hancock. 2. Stephanie Kemp, Grier. 3. Carly Bedinghaus, Dare. 4. Erika Rodenski, Caustelot. 5. Kayleigh McDonnell, Pond Hill. 6. Cody McMillion, Hammond. 7. Jasmine Fowler, Mountain Dell. 8. Erica Wiley, Autumn Rose.

Individual Future Beginner Horsemanship: 1. Claire Darnell, Hammond. 2. Lauren Wheeler, Little River. 3. Amelia Stone, Brookwood. 4. Lexi Rehm, Dare. 5. Ashton Traverse, Pond Hill. 6. MacKenzie Stevens, Hancock. 7. Elena Hurd, Alfred. 8. Sarah Roseberry, Autumn Rose.

Individual Future Intermediate Horsemanship: 1. Benjamin Beckett, Dare. 2. Jordan Medsker, Autumn Rose. 3. Kaylee Adamek, Autumn Rose. 4. Ivey Noojin, Hammond. 5. Jana Jacobson, Grier. 6. Jeff Gantt, Last Lap. 7. Erica Hathaway, Pond Hill. 8. Jennifer Szafir, Heritage Farm.

Double H Cooper scored all seven of their middle school team points through the efforts of one rider. Seventh grader Ashley Murray (on right, with Double H Cooper coach Lynlee Foster) won team future intermediate on the flat on May 1st. All hunter seat flat classes were comprised of two heats with eight riders called back for the championship class a day later.

Sunday, May 1st, 2011:

Team Junior Varsity Beginner on the Flat: 1. Matt Barrackman, Fountain Valley. 2. Jena Sepere, Mercy. 3. Monica Czerwinski, Hopkins. 4. Elizabeth Mohler, Garrison. 5. Makayla Clegg, Morgan. 6. Danielle Metz, West Forsyth. 7. Stephanie Consoli, Seven J's. 8. Raquel Reisinger, Thacher.

Team Future Beginner on the Flat: 1. Caitlin Doocy, Windcrest. 2. Mattie Harden, Birmingham. 3. Ellie Cox, San Domenico. 4. Kayla Loy, Evermore Farm. 5. Allison Tappen, Cranberry. 6. Elisabeth Schmidt Obrecht, Greenway. 7. Emma Fireman, Willow Way. 8. Lauren Slaven, Smoke Tree.

Team Junior Varsity Novice on the Flat: 1. Pearl Farley, Hopkins. 2. Jo Phippin, Garrison. 3. Abigail Wegert, Stone Bridge. 4. Meghan Crawford, Bookmark. 5. Sarah Merritt, Evermore Farm. 6. Samantha Lane, West Forsyth. 7. Maggie Whitney, Folly Farm. 8. Molly Shoer, York.

Team Future Novice on the Flat: 1. Haley Taft, Dana Hall. 2. Elie MacLeod, Pickwick/Clayhill. 3. Jenna George, Millpond. 4. Alexis Kupic, Cranberry. 5. Justice Ramsey, Beckett Run. 6. Sinclaire Parer, San Domenico. 7. Sarah Maher, Smoke Tree. 8. Erin Newell, Lewis-Parker.

Team Varsity Intermediate on the Flat: 1. Whitney Bullion, Sylvan. 2. Lauren Thompson, Evermore Farm. 3. Kristen Jacobson, Fountain Valley. 4. MacKenzie Parks, Stone Bridge. 5. Lauren Henry, Heritage. 6. Katie Kirwin, York. 7. Shannon Ames, TAPS. 8. Mallory Hudak, Hopkins.

Team Future Intermediate on the flat: 1. Ashley Murray, Double H. 2. Danielle Baretto, Cranberry. 3. Gabrielle Baker, Smoke Tree. 4. Emily Selland, Dana Hall. 5. Camila Conesa, Wall Street. 6. Anna Merriman, Willow Way. 7. Jacey Chorlton, Windcrest. 8. Mary Constantine, Greenway.

Team Varsity Open on the Flat: 1. Lindsey Bailey, Hopkins. 2. Carly Williams, Stone Bridge. 3. Samantha Van Winter, Heritage. 4. Kayla Akers, Beckett Run. 5. Meaghan Hynes, York. 6. Caroline Schock, Falcon Ridge. 7. Kendall Axley, Morgan County. 8. Sierra Wilson, Sylvan.

National Reining Horse Association Team Varsity Open Reining: 1. Carly Bendinghaus, Dare. 2. Stephanie Kemp, Grier. 3. Brandy Smith, Hancock. 4. Abbi Rutherford, Last Lap. 5. Travis Harvey, Alfred. 6. Connor Johnson, Forsyth Central. 7. Jessica Cornwell, Autumn Rose. 8. Jordan Ferguson, Bay Hill.

Team Varsity Intermediate Horsemanship: 1. Savannah Vawter, Autumn Rose. 2. Laura Briehl, Grier. 3. Maddy McDevitt, Last Lap. 4. Brittany Woodward, Dare. 5. Lina Anderson, Forsyth Central. 6. Maddie Bruce, Hancock. 7. Brandy Napier, Bay Hill. 8. Alyssa Quinn, Mountain Dell.

National Reining Horse Association Team Future Intermediate Reining: 1. Caroline Gute, Autumn Rose. 2. Ivey Noojin, Hammond. 3. Jeff Gantt, Last Lap. 4. Benjamin Beckett, Dare. 5. Lexi Brooks, Pond Hill. 6. Kacey Eaton, Trademark. 7. Grace Ingle, Hancock. 8. Mackenzie Raucher, Heritage.

Team Junior Varsity Novice Horsemanship: 1. Rachel Ninke, Autumn Rose. 2. Lauren Kiningham, Last Lap. 3. Mackenzie Ocock, Dare. 4. Amanda Hurd, Alfred. 5. Jordan Myers, Grier. 6. Shannon Collins, Bay Hill. 7. Lauren Hooks, Mountain Dell. 8. Allie Begg, Hancock.

National Reining Horse Association Team Varsity Intermediate Reining: 1. Tristen Rowland, Autumn Rose. 2. Laney Hixsono, King Show. 3. Laura Briehl, Grier. 4. Alexa Buckheit, Alfred. 5. Britney Fields, Last Lap. 6. Natalie Montini, Mountain Dell. 7. Kacey Bolin, Dare. 8. Lina Anderson, Forsyth Central.

Team Junior Varsity Beginner Horsemanship: 1. Alexandra Lenz, Forsyth Central. 2. Hinako Miyazaki, Bay Hill. 3. Kayla Tangeman, Grier. 4. Brittany Jenkins, Alfred. 5. Colleen Bendig, Autumn Rose. 6. Megan Ashbrook, Dare. 7. Laura Otey, Last Lap. 8. Elizabeth Shuford, King Show.

Team Future Novice Horsemanship: 1. Karey Ulstad, Autumn Rose. 2. Eddie Clark, Dare. 3. Claire Alexandra, Forsyth Central. 4. Tara Roeder, Hancock. 5. Madison Brannon, Trademark. 6. Tyler Terry, Mountain Dell. 7. Seth Watkins, Hammond. 8. Hannah Brizzee, Alfred.

Team Varsity Open Horsemanship: 1. Brandy Smith, Hancock. 2. Stephanie Kemp. 3. Carly Bedinghaus, Dare. 4. Lauren Richards, Forsyth Central. 5, Abbi Rutherford, Last Lap. 6. Ciara Bartholomew, Autumn Rose. 7. Travis Harvey, Alfred. 8. Jasmine Fowler, Mountain Dell.

Team Future Beginner Horsemanship: 1. Claire Darnell, Hammond. 2. Sarah Roseberry, Autumn Rose. 3. MacKenzie Stevens, Hancock. 4. Sarah Laughlin, Forsyth Central. 5. Elena Hurd, Alfred. 6. Lexi Rehm, Dare. 7. Ashton Traverse, Pond Hill. 8. Emma Ferguson, Last Lap.

Team Future Intermediate Horsemanship: 1. Ivey Noojin, Hammond. 2. Jeff Gantt, Last Lap. 3. Grace Ingle, Hancock. 4. Kacey Eaton, Trademark. 5. Madison Thiel, Dare. 6. Kaylee Adamek, Autumn Rose. 7. Jana Jacobson, Grier. 8. Courtney R. Peters, Alfred.

Final Hunt Seat Upper School Team Totals: Hopkins Academy/Biscuit Hill (National Champion) 20; Stone Bridge (Reserve National Champion) 19; Folly Farm 14; Sylvan 14; Fountain Valley 11; Herritage (RI) 11; Garrison 11; York 11; TAPS 8; Mercy 6; Evermore 7; Falcon Ridge 5; West Forsyth 5; Beckett Run 4; Bookmark 3; Morgan 3; Lake Effect 2; Seven J's 0 and Thacher 0.

Final Hunt Seat Middle School Team Totals: Dana Hall (National Champion) 20; Cranberry (Reserve National Champion) 13; Birmingham 12; Windcrest 10; Beckett Run 9; Double H 7; Wall Street 7; Pickwick/Clayhill 5; San Domenico 5; Mill Pond 4; Smoke Tree 4; TAPS 4; Willow Way 4; Evermore 3; Ashley Hall 2; Greenway 1; Alfred 0; Lewis Palmer 0 and Wachusett 0.

Final Western Upper School Team Totals: Grier School (National Champion) 25; Autumn Rose (Reserve National Champion) 24; Dare 19; Last Lap 16; Forsyth Central 13; Hancock 12; Alfred 11; Bay Hill 6; King Show 5 and Mountain Dell 1.

Final Western Middle School Team Totals: Autumn Rose Farm (National Champion) 20; Hammond (Reserve National Champion) 19; Dare 11; Hancock 11; Last Lap 9; Forsyth Central 7; Trademark 6; Pond Hill 2; Alfred 2 and Mountain Dell 1.


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