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AU Western equestrian team wins IHSA Region II title
AU junior Lauren Pfeifer (Livonia, NY/Livonia) was high-point rider in Saturday’s first show after taking second in open reigning.
First-place riders for AU in Saturday’s first show were: senior Theresa Wills (Ransomville, NY/Lewiston-Porter) in open reigning junior Kristen Kovatch (Lansdale, PA/North Penn) in advanced horsemanship; junior Michelle Applebaum (Applegate, CA/Maidu) in novice horsemanship C; and junior Josette Turro (Sussex, NJ/High Point Regional) in Intermediate Horsemanship I B. Other top riders for AU were: sophomore Allison Lawrence (New Paltz, NY/Oakwood Friends), second in open horsemanship A; freshman Annilee Obrochta (Angola, NY/Lake Shore), second in Open Horsemanship B; senior Noelle Orlowski (Wilson, NY/Mt. St. Mary Academy), second in Beginner Horsemanship A; freshman Erin Moseley (Cazenovia, NY/Canzeovia), second in Intermediate Horsemanship II B; and junior Christy Rath (Hilton, NY/Hilton), second in Beginner Horsemanship A.
Earning first-place ribbons for Alfred in Saturday’s second show were: Wills in Open Horsemanship A; Moseley in Intermediate Horsemanship II A; and senior Wanetu Tarrant (Southampton, NY/Darrow School) in Beginner Horsemanship A. Other top riders for AU in he second show included Obrochta, second in Open Horsemanship B; senior Danielle Weimer (Lima, NY/Honeoye Falls-Lima), second in Novice Horsemanship B; and freshman Katie LeSuer (Edinboro, NY/Cambridge Springs), second in Intermediate Horsemanship II B.
The following members of Alfred’s Western equestrian team have qualified to compete in the IHSA national semifinals in March: Kovatch, Applebaum , Pfeifer, senior Jenny Groen (Prattsburgh, NY/Prattsburgh); junior Kate West (Pavilion, NY/Pavilion); junior Alicia Pickett-Hale (Concord, NH/Concord), junior Natalie Grow (Hyde Park, NY/Oiur Lady of Lourdes), junior Jessica Kulik (Winslow, ME/Winslow), senior Lyndsey Patterson (Belmont, NH/Belmont), sophomore Marie MacKeller (Canisteo, NY/Manheim Township), senior Natalie Gilbert (Potsdam, NY/Parishville-Hopkinton), and senior Katie Mix (Warsaw, NY/Warsaw).