Our Equestrian Team takes 5th place in nation at IHSA National Championships

May 18, 2010

The DVC Equestrian Team competed at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championships from May 6-9 in Lexington, KY.

We took twelve students to compete as team members and individuals and the Hunt Seat team earned FIFTH PLACE in the nation against eighteen other schools such as Mount Holyoke, Skidmore, Centenary, Cazenovia, Virginia Intermont, University of KY, University of Findlay, Stanford, and more.

DelVal also represented Zone 3, Region 2 with both hunt seat and western High Point riders, seniors Terence Prunty and Carolyn LaRose. Terence earned twelfth place in the Cacchione Cup competition against 30 other riders and Carolyn earned ninth place against 21 other riders in the AQHA High Point Rider competition.

Below are the individuals who represented the college in the team competition:

Devan McNamara, Open Equitation over fences- 11th place
Terence Prunty, Open Equitiation on the flat
Jessica Buck, Intermediate Equitation over fences- 5th place
Kristin Lawrence, Intermediate Equiation on the flat- 7th place
Courtney Dyson, Novice Equitation over fences
Kathryn Gibson, Novice Equitation on the flat- 2nd place
Krista Dwyer, Walk Trot Canter Equitation
Melissa Milligan, Walk Trot Equitation- 3rd place

The following students represented the college as individuals:

Alyson Decker, Intermediate Equitation on the flat
Kristin Lawrence, Novice Equitation on the flat- 5th place
Samantha Felice, Walk Trot Canter Equitation

Thanks to you all for your continued support of the DVCET throughout the past year. We express our sincere gratitude to Joanne Coniglio, our western team coach and Emily Miller, the assistant coach for the hunt seat team for a fabulous season!