Fall Semester Regional Updates
MUET ended the semester strong, with all three of Miami’s teams currently placing in the top 3 of their regions.
We have also had many Hunt Seat and Western riders already qualify for regionals. In order to qualify for Regionals, an individual must obtain a certain number of points, depending on what division they ride in. After they compete at Regionals, the top two riders in each division move to Zones or Semi Finals respectively. For Hunt Seat, the first and second placing riders in each division at Zones qualify for Nationals. For Western, the top 4 riders in each division at Semi Finals move on to Nationals.
Congratulations to Hunt Seat riders Abby Postle and Rachel McConnell for qualifying in Intermediate Flat, and Katie Stuckwisch for qualifying in Walk Trot. The hunt seat team has half of their season left and many others are close to pointing out individually and the team will continue to be in the running for the high point honors at the end of the season. Hunt Seat Regionals will be hosted at Otterbein University on March 12th.
Congratulations to Western riders Shannon LaGrassa and Lydia Yount for qualifying in Novice Horsemanship, Kathleen Dodson in Intermediate II Horsemanship, Megan Ashbrook in Advanced. The western team has two horse shows left at the end of February to wrap up their season. Western Regionals will be hosted at the Ohio State Fairgrounds on March 6th.
IDA does not have regionals or zones like IHSA. Instead of qualifying throughout the season, dressage riders qualify at the end of the regular season. Those who place first in their division in their region go on to compete individually at Nationals.
Currently, Dressage rider Natalie Davis is second in the Upper Training Division, Elizabeth Foster is tied for first in the Lower Training Division, and Eastyn Newsome is second in the Intro Division. Congratulations to all three riders on a great first half of the season. The Dressage team still has half the season to go this upcoming spring including shows hosted at Meredith Manor and the last shows of the season hosted at home.
Congratulations to all riders and all teams on a successful first semester. We hope your winter break is full of horses and happiness, and everyone comes back ready to bring their all in the spring.