Equivents Summer Series
June 11th Miami riders Ashley Dowler, Kayla Akers, Megan O’Connell, Sydney Lewis, Intern Jackie Yeager and IEA rider Chloe Stephenson made their way to Marysville, OH to horse show at Equivents Summer Series hosted by Far and Away Farm. Head Coach Heather Pinnick took horses Thor, Carco, Maddie, Buckle and Twix to represent the University.
Debuting in the jumpers, Ashley Dowler rode Maddie in the Low Child/Adult jumpers and held their own with the big dogs. The team was fast and zipped around the courses to many respectable 7th place finishes. Next up, Jackie Yeager and Kayla Akers rode the big boys, Carco and Thor, in the High Child/Adult Jumpers. Both pairs had clear rounds in the warmups as well as first through fourth place finishes in the division classes. On Saturday, Kayla and Thor placed 5th in the $1,500 classic, while Jackie and Carco placed 3rd. Sunday morning Jackie and Carco made their debut in the equitation ring, bringing home a 3rd place finish in the Ariat Adult Medal.
In the hunter ring, Megan O’Connell, Sydney Lewis and Chloe Stephenson all rode in the Limit Rider division. Chloe competed on Saturday and Sydney on Sunday sharing Twix, while Megan rode Buckle. Megan rode wonderfully and came home with many respectable ribbons with 3rd’s and 4th’s on a new horse. Chloe won her first class and was 5th in the second round and Sydney was 3rd in the limit equitation on the flat and over fences and 5th in the limit hunter. We are proud of all three girls as the limit division was large! Congratulations to Sydney who competed in her first Hunter Jumper show outside of the IHSA!
Overall, it was a wonderful weekend of horse showing despite the crazy weather at times. Stay tuned for more horse shows this summer!