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AU English equestrian team places fourth in pair of weekend shows
10/27/09

PITTSFORD, NY — The Alfred University English equestrian team competed in a pair of shows over the weekend, placing fourth of 15 teams at each show. One show was hosted by RIT on Saturday, the other by Geneseo on Sunday; both were held at Lehman Farms in Pittsford, NY.

AU junior Danielle Ross (Staten Island, NY/St. Peter’s) won two first-place ribbons in the RIT-hosted show — in novice equitation over fences and novice equitation on the flat — and was named Reserve High Point rider.

Other AU riders earning first-place ribbons in the RIT show were: Barbara Koziol (Syracuse, NY/Bishop Ludden) in intermediate equitation over fences; junior Johanna Moore (Summit, NY/Morristown-Beard) in novice equitation over fences; sophomore Jessica Repanes (Hunting Station, NY) in advanced walk-trot-canter; and sophomore Katie LeSuer (Edinboro, PA/Cambridge Springs) in advanced walk-trot-canter.

Other top riders for AU in the RIT show included: Koziol and senior Beth Ulbrecht (Penn Furnace, PA/State College), second in intermediate equitation on the flat; senior Jess Tufariello (Point Pleasant Beach, NJ), second in open equitation over fences; sophomore Kalcy O’Keefe (Rochester, NY/Penfield), second in intermediate equitation over fences; and senior Kate West (Pavilion, NY/Pavilion), third in novice equitation over fences and novice equitation on the flat.

Taking first-place ribbons for Alfred in the Geneseo show on Sunday were; sophomore Zhenia Bemko (Cranford, NJ) in walk-trot; O’Keefe in intermediate equitation over fences; and junior Michelle Flannery (Syracuse, NY/Westhill) in novice equitation over fences.

Other top performers for AU on Sunday were: Ulbrecht, second in open equitation over fences and intermediate equitation on the flat; Koziol, second in intermediate equitation on the flat; freshman Tesla Parker (Waitsfield, VT), second in novice equitation on the flat; sophomore Ronja Ogrodnik (Spencer, NY/Spencer-Van Etten), third in advanced walk-trot-canter; Rapanes, second in advanced walk-trot-canter; freshman Sarah Schron (Whitehall, OH), third in advanced walk-trot-canter; West, second in intermediate equitation over fences; Ross, second in novice equitation over fences; and Flannery, second in novice equitation over fences.

The AU English equestrian team is in action next on Saturday, Nov. 14, in a show hosted by Nazareth, and Sunday, Nov. 15, in a show hosted by Geneseo. Both shows will be held at Lehman Farms in Pittsford.