Four Miami riders made their way to Semi Finals in Sunbury, OH at Eden Park in hopes of making their way on to Nationals at the Big E. The top four riders from each division move on to Nationals.
Natalie Montecalvo rode in the Novice Horsemanship and placed seventh overall. Megan Perry rode wonderfully in the Advanced Horsemanship and brought home a fifth place ribbon, almost making the cut. Zach LeCompte competed in the Beginner Horsemanship and had a wonderful ride. Freshman Lauren Martyn made her debut in the Open Horsemanship and Open Reining. Lauren came in fifth in the reining and second in the horsemanship. Congratulations Lauren on qualifying for Nationals! We would also like to thank Kathleen Dodson, Lydia Yount, and Megan Ashbrook for their help in putting semi finals on. They ran the draw table and various other jobs to help the show run smoothly.
Following Semi Finals, five Miami Hunt Seat riders traveled to Morehead, KY to compete at Zones. Beginning with the Walk Trot, Kylie Flemming came home with a sixth place finish. Next up, Helena Kervinen competed in the Walk Trot Canter and finished up fourth place. Sophomore Rachel McConnell rode in the Novice Flat and secured a place to Nationals with a second place finish. Junior Alex Roe competed in the Intermediate flat and brought home a fourth place ribbon as well. Finishing up the flat divisions, Open Flat rider Caroline Hurst rode her way to a fifth place.
Congratulations to everyone on a wonderful Semi Finals and Zones! Be sure to look out for Lauren and Rachel as they prepare for Nationals!