MUET hosted its first home show of the year on October 1st and 2nd! Six schools competed both days, including Ohio State, Ohio University, Wilmington, University of Dayton, Otterbein University and Miami University. Our team did an amazing job hosting the show, and our horses were fantastic throughout the whole weekend.
Here are some of the individual results from the weekend:
Kelsey Fenger- 1st place Open Flat
Mallory Meyers- 2nd place in Intermediate Flat
Sam Ackley- 1st place in Novice Flat
Rachel Jamison- 1st place in Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter
Amanda Hayes Puttfarcken- 2nd place Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter
Saif Alunuami- 2nd place in Walk-Trot
Courtney Manz – 1st place in Novice Flat
MacKenzie Brown- 2nd place in Novice Flat
Victoria Jenkins- 1st place in Adv. Walk-Trot-Canter
Jane Widder- 2nd place in Novice Flat
Emma Alhalel- 2nd place in Novice Flat
Julia Mason – 1st place Open Fences and 2nd place in Intermediate Flat Julia was also the Reserve High Point Rider for the day.
Allie Stuckey- 3rd place in Novice Fences
It was the Hunt Seats first show of the year, and many of our freshman’s first opportunity to compete! They all rode beautifully, and were dedicated to making the show a great time both in and out of the ring. Congratulations to everyone who competed!
Every year at our Hunt Seat and Western shows, MUET raises money for Ride for the Ribbon, IHSA’s partnership with Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. This year we had a jump decorated in pink, and sold t-shirts and cookies to raise money for the cause. With the Western Show coming up, we hope to raise even more money!
The team also got to use their brand new Oglivy saddle pads and half pads! Our horses were happy and comfortable during the long show days.
We would like to thank our dedicated parents who came to support the team, some coming as far as California to cheer on MUET! We appreciate the food and drinks they brought and special thanks to Susan Knox for taking some great photos of the weekend’s events! We can never thank our parents enough!