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Equestrian Team Competes at UVA Show

The Panthers pose with ribbons following the show.
The Panthers pose with ribbons following the show.

    
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia -- The Ferrum College equestrian team traveled to The Barracks Farm Sunday, November 3, to compete in the University of Virginia's Fall IHSA Horse Show. The PAnthers closed out the day with an 8th-place team finish in a field of nine teams.

THE BASICS
Lauren Weaver and Gloria Wood posted the highest individual performances for the Panthers, with Weaver finishing 4th in Novice Hunter Seat Equitation section B and Wood finishing 4th in Limit Hunter Seat Equitation Over Fences.

Hattie Rieck placed 5th in Introductory Hunter Seat Equitation, Emma Williams was 5th in Novice Hunter Seat Equitation section A, and Rebecca Halm finished 6th in Limit Hunter Seat Equitation section A.

WOOD, ROCK SOLID
Wood has now qualified for next spring's IHSA Regionals (Region 2, Zone 4), to be held Saturday, March 21, at Hollins University. She will compete in Limit Hunter Seat Equitation on the Flat.

BEHIND THE WHISTLE
"Overall I'm proud of how our riders represented themselves and the progress we've made over this fall season. UVA is traditionally a more competitive show for our region. The classes are always large and they have great horses, which helps everyone ride well. With that said, our riders came home with some really good ribbons for the day." --Coach Margaret Cornwell

FALL FINALE
The Virginia IHSA show competition closed out Ferrum's fall IHSA season. Cornwell's team will be back in action Saturday, February 8, at another IHSA Show, this one at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.