First Horse Show, Huge Success
Miami’s Hunt Seat team traveled to OSU last weekend to compete in the first IHSA horse show of the season. As the team arrived at the Sid Griffith Equestrian Center Saturday morning, the sun painted the sky a vibrant red. Could this be a sign of things to come?
Both new riders and veterans took the reins and carried the spirit of MUET into the show ring. Cheers of MU….ET resonated throughout the arena as Redhawk after Redhawk swooped in to capture blue. Helena Kervinen and Dani Ross dominated the Advanced walk trot canter division, coming in first and second respectively.
There was a three way tie for High Point rider of the day between Allie Drost, Taylor Myers, and Mallory Myers, all Redhawks. This tie was broken by the judge. Allie earned High Point rider with Taylor as reserve. The Redhawks ended the day in style, earning High Point Team honors.
The team continued their success on Sunday. Three Miami riders won their class riding a horse named Gnat. He must have been their lucky charm (or perhaps a secret Redhawk). Congrats to Danielle Paulson, Julia Prus, and Meg Czerwonka.
MUET welcomed several Freshmen and new riders into the show arena throughout the weekend. Walk/trot rider, Stephan George, showed for the first time on Sunday and earned fourth place in his class.
Julia Prus ended the day as Reserve High Point rider and MU was awarded Reserve High Point team. In addition to the current MUET members, the team welcomed back Kelly Herdman, Chelsea Campbell, Kelsey Kleinert, and Jenna Samuels who competed in the alumni division.
We are looking forward to another successful season!