Miami University Equestrian

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Hunt Seat Home Show

The weekend of October 18-19 Miami hosted their first home show of the year! The Redhawks didn’t allow the rainy, cold weather to stop their fun while supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Susan G Komen Foundation. Both riders and horses were asked to sport their pink ribbons while in the ring. A coaches costume class was also held on Saturday to raise money for the cause.

pink fence

On Saturday, Jessi Thorne, Mallory Myers, Alicia Ferguson and Jill O’Brien earned blue ribbons in their classes. Then, on Sunday, Ashley Dowler, Rachel McConnell, Alex Roe, Julia Mason, Jill O’Brien, Emma Marcum, Rachel Flake, Terra Organisciak, Staefani Manchik, Brittany Hogan, and Carita Haverlock all brought home the blue in their classes as well. Rachel McConnell was High Point Rider on Sunday, placing first in both novice fences and intermediate flat.

Caroline Hurst aboard Carco in the Open Fences

Caroline Hurst aboard Carco in the Open Fences

On Saturday, a coaches’ costume class was held to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Students put money towards whichever school’s coach they thought would win the class, which was judged half on costumes and half on equitation. This was a great way to raise money while adding a little fun to the day. Coaches from Otterbein, Ohio State, Ohio University and of course, Miami dressed up for the cause. Intern Jackie Yeager represented Miami in her Ninja Turtle costume aboard Thor. Jackie and Thor rode their way to victory, donating all of their winnings to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Jackie and Thor

Jackie and Thor

Overall, it was a wonderful weekend filled with plenty of great riding. Miami was named Reserve High Point Team both days and they are still leading the Region. Next up, Otterbein!

Kayla Akers aboard Carco posing with Katie Schultz before heading into their flat class

Kayla Akers aboard Carco posing with Katie Schultz before heading into their flat class

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