Sophomores Samantha Scholting and Madisyn Haggard and freshman Rachel Keltz qualified for the regional championships when the Colby Community College equestrian team competed in a hunt seat show Feb.23-24 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Class winners at the show hosted by the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and Colorado College included Amber Graber, Haggard, Keltz, and Nichole Patry.
“I am extremely pleased with the hunt seat team’s performance this past weekend,” said hunt coach Sara Jamison. “We earned several top placings and also had three riders point out of their divisions to qualify for regional competition on March 10th. I am excited to get to work for the next two weeks to prepare for post season competition.”
The team will compete again in Colorado Springs March 9 as a regular point show. The Hunt Seat Regional Championships will follow the next day.
Novice Fences – Merriah Bockmann, sixth; Amber Graber, sixth.
Novice Flat Equitation – Amber Graber, first; Merriah Bockmann, second.
Advanced Walk Trot Canter Equitation – Madisyn Haggard, first, Samantha Scholting, fifth; Abby Caswell, seventh.
Beginning Walk Trot Canter Equitation – Emma Jolley, second; Kayla Engwicht, fifth; Casey Kopf, sixth.
Walk Trot Equitation – Rachel Keltz, first; Rachel Hurla, fifth.
Novice Fences – Merriah Bockmann, fifth; Madisyn Haggard, sixth.
Novice Flat Equitation – Amber Graber, third; Merriah Bockmann, sixth; Madisyn Haggard, sixth.
Advanced Walk Trot Canter Equitation – Nichole Patry, first; Samantha Scholting, third; Abbey Schmeiser, sixth.
Beginning Walk Trot Canter Equitation – Shayla Lowry, fifth; Leiah Annett, fifth; Gaven Murphy, seventh.
Walk Trot Equitation – Rachel Keltz, first; Rachel Hurla, sixth.