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Dressage at Otterbein and the Western Home Show

MUET had a busy halloween weekend with the Dressage team traveling to Otterbein for their first show of the season, and the Western team hosting their annual home show on Sunday. Both teams did an amazing job.

Dressage at Otterbein:

The team left on Friday to head up to Columbus, and stopped in Easton mall to have dinner at Flipside burgers. The team woke up early on Saturday, and arrived at Otterbein ready to take on the day.

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The team watching one of their riders warming up.

Here are the individual results for Saturday:

Natalie Davis placed 4th in First Level

Kelsey Poleyeff placed 5th in Upper Training

Kendall Neubeiser placed 1st in Lower Training

Eastyn Newsome placed 1st in Intro, and pointed out of her division

Emily Shirley placed 8th in First Level at her first ever IDA show

Sarah Kingsbury placed 2nd in Intro

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The team escorts Emily Shirley and Ace to the ring for their test.

The team took home Champion for the day! They celebrated by going to a hibachi restaurant for dinner before they heading to bed early to prepare for the next day.

Here are the individual results for Sunday:

Kirsten Drew placed 2nd in First Level

Mariah Knagg placed 3rd in Upper Training

Emily Grzeda placed 5th in Lower Training

Saige Sparks placed 2nd in Intro

Kayla Kramer placed 7th in First Level at her first IDA show

The team won Reserve Champion of the day, and are currently the leading team in the region! Congratulations to all riders and everyone who came to support the team!

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Western Home Show:

The Western team hosted their annual home show on Sunday, October 30th. The team came together and put on an incredible show, and ended with both individual and team successes! The team was Reserve Champion in both the AM and PM shows, and there were lots of high placings throughout the day.  Jellybean made his debut in the reining and gave all of the riders great runs.  He was a favorite of all the reining riders.

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Lauren Martyn and Lydia Yount were Reserve and High Point Riders for the AM show!

Lydia Yount placed 1st in Open Reining and Open Horsemanship, making her the High Point rider for the AM show.

Lauren Martyn placed 4th in Open Reining and 2nd in Open Horsemanship, winning her Reserve High Point Rider for the AM! Lauren was also Reserve High Point in the PM show, placing 1st in Open Reining and 3rd in Open Horsemanship.

Erin Bosse placed 1st in Advanced in both the AM and PM shows.

Claire Turner placed 1st in Intermediate II in the AM show.

Lauren White placed 2nd in Intermediate II in the AM

Sydney Thompson placed 3rd in Intermediate II in the AM

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Coach Akers and Doogie

Alexandria Tong placed 2nd in Intermediate I in the AM and 1st in the PM

Megan Ashbrook placed 3rd in Novice in the AM and 2nd in the PM show

Nemo Lugo placed 1st in Beginner in the AM in his first IHSA show

Betsy Bonafante placed 2nd in Beginner in the AM in her first IHSA show

Hunter Ries placed 1st in Intermediate II in the PM

Alissa Martin placed 2nd in Beginner in the PM

Colleen Zeigman placed 2nd in Intermediate II in the PM

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Lauren Martyn and Miami’s Jellybean

Congratulations to all riders, and thank you so much to all of the team members who helped the show run smoothly! We could not have done it without all of the support from out team members, and the amazing parents that come out and cheer MUET on.

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