11/20/2009 - Equestrians conclude home show ranked second in region
By Jennifer J. Hoggle and Allison Agee
November 14 was a huge day on the campus of Judson College as it brought Scholarship Day, the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association show and gorgeous sunny weather. Every student in the entire equine science department worked together with all three faculty members to produce another successful IHSA show - the only one in Alabama this year.
Competitors included Berry College, Georgia State College, Georgia Tech and North Georgia College.
For the first show Judson equestrians were very successful as they won the award for Reserve High Point Team.
Judson's only open rider, Joy Coppock Hays of Wetumpka, walked away with first in Open Reining and second in Open Western Horsemanship which cinched her the award for reserve high point rider for the first show.
Continuing the day's success, Jordyn Blackwell of Grand Bay placed third in Advanced Western Horsemanship. In Novice Western Horsemanship, Andrea Luckie from Alexandra City placed second out of five total.
In Intermediate Western Horsemanship, Corey Finlay of Oxford placed third and Heather Hodge of Thomasville placed sixth. And in the Beginner Walk/Trot Horsemanship class, Sarah Dunn of Frisco City placed third.
In the second and final show of the day Judson won the Reserve High Point Team Award, and Joy Coppock Hays won the award for High Point Rider by placing first in Open Reining and fourth in Open Western Horsemanship.
Jordyn Blackwell again placed third in Advanced Western Horsemanship. Andrea Luckie placed fourth in Novice Western Horsemanship.
Cornering the Intermediate Western Horsemanship class, Corey Finlay placed sixth. And in the last class of the day, Beginner Walk/Trot Horsemanship, Sarah Dunn placed second which qualified her for the regional show that will be in February.
These shows proved to be a big success for Judson, giving the team an overall ranking second in the region, as well as allowing Joy Coppock Hays a ranking of second in the region overall.
Pictured above: Sarah Dunn
*Article courtesy of the Judson College Public Relations Department.