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Judson hosts IHSA Western show Feb. 21

By Katelyn Vanhoozer

On Saturday, February 21, 2015, Judson College hosted two western IHSA shows at the Charles F. Dunkin Athletic Park in Marion, Alabama. Competing colleges included Berry College, Georgia Tech, Judson College, Mississippi State University, and the University of North Georgia.

In the first show, Judson junior Mary Kilpatrick of Dothan placed 2nd in Reining Horsemanship, and 3rd in Open Western Horsemanship. Junior Katie McQuaig of Cumming, Georgia, placed 2nd in Novice Western Horsemanship. Senior Rylee Parnell of Tibbie placed 3rd, and sophomore Emily Dickerson of Madison placed reserve in Intermediate II Western Horsemanship. Senior Daphne Arrington of Roanoke placed 1st in Beginner Western Horsemanship.

In the second show of the day, Kilpatrick placed 3rd in Reining Horsemanship, and 2nd in Open Western Horsemanship. McQuaig placed 4th in Novice Western Horsemanship , and Parnell placed 5th  and Dickerson placed reserve in Intermediate II Western Horsemanship. Alex Huber of Mechanicsburg, PA placed 3rd in Advanced Western Horsemanship, and Arrington again placed 1st in Beginner Western Horsemanship, qualifying her for regionals. Congratulations, Daphne! The equestrian team also placed Reserve High Point Team for both shows. Congratulations to all on some great rides!

We’re incredibly thankful for the volunteers that helped groom, saddle, and hold horses, as well as many others who helped make this show a success. We’re also grateful for the support of Judson faculty and administrators.

The western team will compete in a regular show on March 1st, at Berry College in Rome, GA. Those who qualify will be competing at Western Regionals the same day, also hosted by Berry College. Good luck to our Judson team members!