DelVal Invited to International World Equestrian Cup

Feb 26, 2008

Delaware Valley College has been invited to represent the United States at an Intercollegiate International World Equestrian Cup (IWEC). Four students compete on each team and earn points for their team based on their performance in show jumping, dressage and a written horse knowledge examination. This year the competition will take place in the Netherlands from May 28 through June 1.

On Thursday, February 21, the Equine Studies Program hosted tryouts to select the team of four riders best suited to represent the United States in the IWEC. Riders where evaluated by a panel of Equine Studies faculty members on their dressage, show jumping, and equine knowledge. The Equine Studies Program is fortune to have numerous athletic and talented horses to provide a means for testing riders in preparation for competing in Europe. The judging panel was impressed by the caliber of riders and their ability to make the horses perform, which made it difficult to choose just four students to represent Delaware Valley College.

The Delaware Valley College Community would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the following students on their appointment to the DelVal International Horse Show Team:

Sarah Gumbiner

Kaitlyn McLaughlin

Devan McNamara

Chantal Plank