2/20/2011 - Western equestrian team takes the blue at home arena
By Jennifer Hoggle
Judson College hosted a set of Intercollegiate Horse Show Association western horse shows on Saturday. There were two separate shows and both shows were held at the Judson College riding arena. Over 100 riders competed from Berry College, Georgia Tech, Judson, Lander University, North Georgia College and the University of West Georgia.
Jordan Thomas of Greensboro, age 7, carried the American flag in opening ceremonies. Judson student Beverly Cox of Athens sang the National Anthem and Laura Hyer of Marion Junction offered the invocation.
Following are the results for Judson equestrians.
Jordyn Blackwell of Grand Bay placed third, her first time ever in Reining Horsemanship and Heather Hodge of Thomasville placed sixth. In Open Western Horsemanship, Hodge placed fourth and Blackwell placed reserve.
Samantha Marcella of Cullman placed second in Novice Western Horsemanship. Corey Finlay of Anniston placed fourth in Intermediate Western Horsemanship. In Beginner Western Horsemanship, Brandy Colburn of Brent placed fourth, Jana Davenport of Jemison placed sixth and Lindy Cowart of Brandon, Miss. placed reserve.
In the second show, Blackwell placed first and Hodge placed sixth in Reining. In Open, Hodge placed fifth and Blackwell placed reserve in Open Western Horsemanship. Marcella placed first and Andrea Luckie of Alexander City placed sixth in Novice. Finlay placed sixth in Intermediate. In Beginner, Colburn placed fourth, Davenport placed sixth and Cowart placed reserve.
The Judson equestrian team is grateful to the alumnae who helped with the show and to the campus community for its support. The team also acknowledges the work of local Girl Scouts from Troop 515 with Ida McClenney as the group leader, Troop 23 with Elaina Evans as the leader and Troop 115 with Pamela Robinson and Ms. Lewis as co-leaders and to Community Development Manager Rosa Johnson.
Founded in 1838, Judson College is the nation's premier Christian college for women. Located in Marion, Ala., Judson has been recognized by "U.S. News & World Report" as among the top 20 best national liberal arts colleges by guidance counselors in the "Best High Schools" category.
*Article courtesy of the Judson College Public Relations Department.