CofC Equestrian Dominates Home Show; Pads Regional Lead

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston equestrian team furthered its reputation as one of the premiere teams in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association with a dominant, first-place finish when they hosted a Zone 5 Region 3 show at Storybook Farms.

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The Cougars seized the show’s lead early on and never looked back as they never trailed on the day and rode their way to a 17-point lead over second-place South Carolina.

The show completed the fall portion of the Cougars’ schedule which they swept with four first-place finishes in as many shows. Now with 152 points in the regional standings, the Cougars have a 35-point lead over second-place South Carolina (117).

The Cougars claimed both the High Point Rider and Reserve High Point Rider in Zoe Merritt and Eliza Hay, respectively. Merritt was best-in-show in both the Open Flat (Section A) and Open Fences (Section A) while Hay took the blue ribbon in the Open Fences (Section B) and finished second in her flat event.

Other first-place finishers for CofC were Christina Couper in the Intermediate Flat (Section A), Emily McKee in the Intermediate Flat (Section B), Annie Carr in the Novice Flat (Section A), Kenzie Russell in the Novice Flat (Section C), Trudy Noll in the Novice Fences (Section B), Laura Smith in the Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter (Section A), and Charlotte Pinckney in the Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter (Section C).

The Cougars were represented by 19 total riders in 18 classes and championed over half of them on the day. Eight point riders were designated for the Cougars and six of them won their events as the Cougars narrowly missed being perfect at the show.

Just halfway through the season, the Cougars are in strong position and have several riders already nearing regional qualification on an individual level.

The Cougars break for the winter and return to action with the opening of the spring season on Feb. 2 at Georgia Southern.

A brief photo album is available from the show and more pictures will be added when they’re available later in the week.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston equestrian team furthered its reputation as one of the premiere teams in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association with a dominant, first-place finish when they hosted a Zone 5 Region 3 show at Storybook Farms.

The Cougars seized the show’s lead early on and never looked back as they never trailed on the day and rode their way to a 17-point lead over second-place South Carolina.

The show completed the fall portion of the Cougars’ schedule which they swept with four first-place finishes in as many shows. Now with 152 points in the regional standings, the Cougars have a 35-point lead over second-place South Carolina (117).

The Cougars claimed both the High Point Rider and Reserve High Point Rider in Zoe Merritt and Eliza Hay, respectively. Merritt was best-in-show in both the Open Flat (Section A) and Open Fences (Section A) while Hay took the blue ribbon in the Open Fences (Section B) and finished second in her flat event.

Other first-place finishers for CofC were Christina Couper in the Intermediate Flat (Section A), Emily McKee in the Intermediate Flat (Section B), Annie Carr in the Novice Flat (Section A), Kenzie Russell in the Novice Flat (Section C), Trudy Noll in the Novice Fences (Section B), Laura Smith in the Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter (Section A), and Charlotte Pinckney in the Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter (Section C).

The Cougars were represented by 19 total riders in 18 classes and championed over half of them on the day. Eight point riders were designated for the Cougars and six of them won their events as the Cougars narrowly missed being perfect at the show.

Just halfway through the season, the Cougars are in strong position and have several riders already nearing regional qualification on an individual level.

The Cougars break for the winter and return to action with the opening of the spring season on Feb. 2 at Georgia Southern.

A brief photo album is available from the show and more pictures will be added when they’re available later in the week.

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

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