Redhawks Ride at Congress
Three Miami students competed at The All American Quarter Horse Congress from October 2 – 26th. The three week competition is the worlds largest single breed horse show, with more than 20,000 entries this year alone. MUET riders Mallory Myers and Lauren Martyn both competed, along with Miami Student Morgan Heck who is trained by our own Miranda McIntosh.
First up, sophomore Mallory Myers from MUET’s hunt seat team competed at Congress aboard her horse Stroke For Stroke alongside trainer Alfred Hewitt.The pair were first in both the 14-18 Youth Working Hunter and 14-18 Youth Hunter Hack, 6th in the 14-18 Youth Equitation Over Fences, and a finalist in the Non-Pro Hunter Classic.
Freshman Lauren Martyn showed in the 15-18 Western Pleasure on her horse OK Shesa Cowgirl aka “Cowgirl.” Cowgirl is a 2007 red roan that specializes in pleasure. As her last show in her youth career, Lauren was hoping to end with a bang and they did just that. They were finalists in one of the toughest classes at the show. Lauren was shocked to make it so far in such a tough class since she had not been able to ride Cowgirl in over a month.
Miami’s own Miranda McIntosh took a Miami student to Congress as well. Sophomore Morgan Heck competed aboard her own Junebug in the Youth Hunter Under Saddle 15-18. She was 9th out of 94 and 8th in the NSBA portion of the class.
Congratulations to all!