Dressage at Otterbein and Western Home Show
The Miami Equestrian Team was very busy last weekend, with the Dressage team traveling to Otterbein for their first show of the season and the Western team hosting their annual home show. Dressage brought home Reserve on Saturday and Third on Sunday, and Western tied for first with OSU in both the AM and PM shows!
The sun decided to come out and play on Sunday while the western team competed against Ohio State, Ohio University, and Wilmington College. Lydia Yount and Erin Bosse both placed first in their Novice classes during the AM show, along with Sydney Thompson who won first in the AM Intermediate II class in her debut with the western team.
Lauren Martyn placed 1st in the Open Horsemanship in both the AM and PM, and was reserve high point rider for both shows. The team also had 4 riders qualify for Regionals, Megan Ashbrook, Kathleen Dodson, Shannon LaGassa, and Lydia Yount. Congratulations on a successful show!
The Dressage team had a blast at their first show of the season.On Saturday, Junior Kirsten Drew took home first in the Upper Training division with an impressive 80.192%, and junior Elizabeth Foster took home First in the Lower training division with a 75%.
After the show on Saturday, the team ate at the House of Japan Hibachi restaurant and celebrated Freshman Kendall Neubeiser’s birthday with Coldstone Ice-cream before heading back to the hotel.
On Sunday, Natalie Davis won the Upper Training division with a 76.346%.
Miami Freshman Jimmy Wiggins, Sage Crandall, Kendall Neubeiser, Sarah Kingsbury, and Eastyn Newsome all made their IDA debuts this weekend. We can’t wait to see what all of these talented riders do over the next 4 years.
Congratulations to all who competed this weekend! Western will be competing again at OSU on November 15th, and Dressage will compete at UK on December 5th.