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AU English equestrian team finishes third in region; two AU riders qualify for Zone II championships
3/30/10

CANTON, NY — The Alfred University English equestrian team competed in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Zone II, Region II championships, Saturday, March 20, at St. Lawrence University. AU finished third in the region and two Saxon riders qualified to compete in next month’s Zone II championships.

Twelve AU riders competed at the regional championships at St. Lawrence, with the top three in each event qualifying to move on to the Zone II championships April 10 at Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ. Two AU riders — juniors Barbara Koziol (Syracuse, NY/Bishop Ludden) and Johanna Moore (Summit, NY/Morristown-Beard) — will compete in the Zone II show.

Moore placed first in novice equitation over fences and third in novice equitation on the flat and will compete in both events at Zones. Koziol was third in intermediate equitation over fences and will compete in that event at Zones. The top two riders in each event at the Zone II championships will move on to compete in the IHSA national championships May 6-9 in Lexington, KY.

Koziol also placed fourth in intermediate equitation on the flat. Other AU riders who competed and placed at the regional championships were: senior Beth Ulbrecht (Penn Furnace, PA/State College), sixth in open equitation over fences and fourth in intermediate equitation on the flat; sophomore Kalcy O’Keefe (Rochester, NY/Penfield), fourth in intermediate equitation over fences; sophomore Kelly Rinebold (Ontario, NY/Wayne), seventh in intermediate equitation over fences; sophomofre Danielle Ross (Staten Island, NY/St. Peter’s), fifth in novice equitation over fences; Kate West, seventh in novice equitation over fences; junior Michelle Flannery (Syracuse, NY/Westhill), fourth in novice equitation on the flat; senior Alicia Pickett-Hale (Concord, NH/Concord), sixth in novice equitation on the flat; sophomore Kate LeSuer (Edinboro, PA/Cambridge Springs), seventh in walk-trot-canter; and sophomore Zhenia Bemko (Cranford, NJ) fourth in walk-trot.