Judson Equestrian Team wraps up semester
By Katelyn Vanhoozer, equestrian team student reporter
On November 22, the Judson College equestrian team competed in a series of two western shows for IHSA Zone 5, Region 2. Schools competing were Berry College, Georgie State University, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State University and University of North Georgia. During the first show Mary Kilpatrick a junior from Dothan placed 3rd in the advanced western horsemanship class which enables her to be qualified for regionals for the IHSA western regional show which will be held in 2015. Kilpatrick stated, “The complex patterns we’ve practiced in class prepared and enabled me to qualify for regionals.” Alex Huber a sophomore from Mechanicsburg, PA placed 2nd in the advanced western horsemanship class. Katie McQuaig a junior from Cumming, GA placed 5th in the novice western horsemanship class. Emily Dickerson a sophomore from Madison placed 5th in the intermediate western horsemanship class. Rylee Parnell a senior from Tibbie placed 4th in the second class of intermediate western horsemanship. Daphne Arrington a senior from Roanoke placed 3rd in the beginner western horsemanship class. The JC equestrian team placed 3rd as a team.
In the second show Kilpatrick placed 4th in open western horsemanship, McQuaig placed 4th in novice western horsemanship, Dickerson placed 5th in intermediate western horsemanship, Parnell placed 3rd in the second class of intermediate western horsemanship and Arrington placed 3rd in beginner western horsemanship. The JC equestrian team placed 2nd and were reserve high point team.
The next show the JC equestrian western team will compete will be during the two western horse shows that will be hosted by Judson College at the Duncan Athletic Complex on Judson’s campus, Saturday February 21st, 2015, beginning at 9 am. There is no charge for admission and everyone is welcome.
Pictured in photo, left to right: Daphne Arrington, Katie McQuaig, Aalex Huber, Mary Kilpatrick, Emily Dickerson, and Rylee Parnell. Photo by Bill Mathews.