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Dressage and Hunt Seat Spend Valentine’s Day Weekend Showing

This past weekend, both the Miami dressage team and hunt seat team spent their special weekend traveling to Midway, Kentucky and Westerville, Ohio. While the hunt seat team bared the snowy drive on Saturday, the dressage team competed in their first show of the semester. Overall, the Miami A team came in 6th place and the Miami B team came in 4th place.


Jeana Rae Schaper



Miami A:

First Level Emily Gillespie 3rd place %63.5

Upper Training Natalie Davis 6th place %60.9

Lower Training Kelsey Polyeff 5th place %67.3

Intro Elizabeth Foster 8th place %63.1

Miami B:

First Level Jeana-Rae Schaffer:8th place %60.5

Upper Training Spencer Clark 2nd place %69.4

Lower Training Kathi Ropers 7th place %61

Intro Tori Cooke 4th place %66.5


Laura Adkins 2nd place %70

Substitute for Bethany:

Josephine Nachemmson Ekwall 9th place %58.1


Elizabeth Foster and Laura Adkins


On Sunday, the hunt seat team bundled up to brave the cold at Otterbein for a combined regional horse show. Miami came home with the title of Reserve High Point Team, placing them second in the region overall with one horse show to go before the end of the season.

jill and kelly combined regional

Jill O’Brien and Kelly O’Bryan


Blue Ribbons:

Caroline Hurst- Open Flat

Rachel McConnell- Intermediate Flat

Stefani Manchik- Novice Flat

Kelly O’Bryan – Advanced WTC

High Point Rider: Caroline Hurst

Kayla and rachel regional combined

Rachel McConnell and Kayla Akers

Congratulations to everyone on a wonderful weekend filled with lots of love, candy and jackets!


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