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DelVal Dressage Team Wins Competition

Apr 08, 2008

Riders from Delaware Valley College's Intercollegiate Dressage Team earned top team and High Point Rider of the day during a competition this past Saturday at Centenary College.

Delaware Valley College senior Robyn Grant of Spring Lake Heights, NJ, who is majoring in animal science with a specialization in equine training, earned High Point Rider for the day. Other high achievers included sophomore Nicole Gardner of Warrington, PA, who earned 2nd place at First Level. She is majoring in animal science with a specialization in equibusiness. Senior Janna Hermann of Perkasie, PA., earned 2nd place at High Training Level. Hermann is double majoring in animal science with a specialization in equibusiness and business.

Others competing for the team's win include: senior Emily Joyce of Equinuck, PA, who is majoring in animal science with a specialization in equine science and management; juniors, Amanda Popa of Mount Airy, MD, and Samantha Craig of Warwick, RI, both majoring in animal science with a specialization in equibusiness; sophomores, Lauren Smith of Grantville, PA, majoring in animal science with a specialization in equibusiness; Katherine Fetterman of Center Valley, PA, majoring in animal science with a specialization in equine science and management; Nicholas Bleiler of Kutztown, PA., majoring in animal science with a specialization in equine training; Chantal Plank of New Holland, PA., majoring in animal science with a specialization in equibusiness and  freshman Kathryn Richie of Kintnersville, PA, majoring in animal science with a specialization in equine science and management.

The team is led by Breann DePietro, a member of the Equine Studies Program at Delaware Valley College.

The Delaware Valley College equestrian team (DVCET) is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and competes in Zone 3, Region 2 hunt seat and stock seat shows against other participating colleges and universities. The combined team rosters total over 100 riders from a variety of majors and differing riding backgrounds. The team is a recognized club at DelVal and, therefore, participates in various club activities as well as regular IHSA competitions.

To learn more about the DelVal Equestrian Team, please visit the department website.