It was a busy weekend for MUET!
Members of our hunt seat team traveled to Findlay, OH for the Holiday Tournament of Champions, hosted at The University of Findlay. Riders competed against 19 other top schools from across the country in levels ranging from Walk/Trot through Open.
The team rode their best through a long day of competition. Miami held their own and finished the day in 3rd place! Way to go MUET! Below are the individual results:
Haley Hacala-8th Open fences
Kelsey Fenger-4th Open Flat
Victoria Lawler-1st Intermediate Flat
Meaggan Niesen-2nd Novice Fences
Marley Vieta-3rd Novice Flat
Rachel Jamison-3rd Walk, Trot, Canter
Katie Pauly-2nd Walk Trot
Shannon Allen-5th in High Medal
Miami dressage riders were also on the move last weekend as they headed to Meredith Manor in Waverly, WV for an IDA competition. Despite the cold temperatures, the team was in high spirits as they prepared for the final competition of the semester.
Riders Emily Van Zeeland, Sage Crandall, Maya Vulcan, Kayla Victor, and Sarah Kingsbury were all smiles before their Dressage Seat Equitation classes!
The team had strong rides in all divisions, and enjoyed having the opportunity to ride multiple types of horses. Geometry and steadiness of contact were the leading focus for all rides! Riders earned many scores in the high 60’s and 70’s, earning the team a 4th place finish overall.
Maya Vulcan and Ranger
Saige Sparks and Bingo
After the competition ended on Saturday, the team headed out to dinner at the nearest Olive Garden, but with a bit of time to kill before their reservation, they visited the local mall to stock up at the Bath & Body Works annual candle sale. Many candles, breadsticks, and laughs later, the team headed back to the hotel excited for Sunday’s rides.
Sunday continued at much the same pace, and after some truly great rides by Miami team members, the team ended the day again in 4th place. They are now tied for 1st place in the region heading into spring semester!
Congrats to both teams this weekend, and good luck to all as finals week arrives!