The final horse show of the summer season has come and gone, and once again Miami riders have found great success!
Equestrian team riders Emily Grzeda and Saige Sparks, along with Coach Courtney Previte, traveled to Majestic Farm in Batavia, OH for the Hotter Than Blue Blazes USEF/USDF competition this past weekend.
Emily and Russell (“Ursel”) competed at First Level. The pair had their highest score of the summer, earning a 70% at First Level Test 1, and Emily has now earned both required First Level scores for her USDF Bronze Medal. Congrats Emily and Russell!
Saige and Cash (“Count the Cash”) competed at First Level and won 3 out of their 4 classes. Saige has also completed the requirements for her First Level scores for her USDF Bronze Medal. She and Cash have worked hard to become stronger, more capable athletes and their determination has paid off! Way to go Saige and Cash!
Courtney and Hannibal made their Second Level debut and earned BOTH required scores for the USDF Bronze Medal, as well as several very high scores in other tests, earning them a ribbon in every class. One judge even stopped Courtney after the test to remark on how much she liked Hannibal and the nice test they performed.
All three riders are extremely grateful to Miami University and for all of the support they have received over the summer.
“I am so thankful for the support and enthusiasm shown by Coach Heather Pinnick and the rest of the Equestrian staff. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work with such wonderful people and horses, and I couldn’t be happier with how the summer showing has gone. We owe it all to the team of people working with us and providing us with these fantastic opportunities, as well as to these amazing horses.” – Coach Courtney Previte
Our summer show season may be over, but we are SO excited for the rest of the team to return and begin our school year season! MU…ET!