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Season Recap: Judson College IHSA Equestrian Teams

The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) recently announced the results from the IHSA Spring Showcase II Online Horse Show, the second of two IHSA Showcase events this spring.

Since many schools were still unable to host in-person shows in 2021, the IHSA provided a way for schools to safely compete virtually by submitting riders’ videos to Showcase judges online.

“Online showing is hard work,” said Jennifer Hoggle, Judson’s Western team coach and Associate Professor of Equine Science. “Our riders had to continue to train, prepare, and plan in order to be successful at these shows, and we are so proud of their work, efforts, and incredible results! This speaks volumes of the magnitude of what we can do when we work together,” Hoggle said.

Hoggle said that Judson’s riders “did exceptionally well” and impressed the two IHSA judges, Courtney Fuller (Western) and Bob Crandall (Hunt Seat).

Riders from Judson’s Hunt Seat and Western equestrian teams competed in both Spring Showcases, and team results are listed below.

IHSA Spring Showcase II Results

In Section 1 of Class 2A (Pre-Novice Hunter Seat Equitation), Shelby Gerald of Chelsea, Ala., placed 4th. Trinity Bookout of Enterprise, Ala., also competed in class 2A.

In Section 3 of Class 2B (Novice Hunter Seat Equitation), Rebecca Howard of Alabaster, Ala. placed 5th. In Section 4 of Class 2B (Novice Hunter Seat Equitation), Anna Mag Reynolds of Selma, Ala., placed 6th. Kama Clay of Dothan, Ala., also competed in Class 2B.
Savannah Huffman of Jasper, Ala., competed in Class 3 World Equestrian Center Limit Hunter Seat Equitation.

Judson’s Western team tied with Oklahoma Panhandle State University for 4th place overall in the Showcase.

Individually, Hollie Fondren placed 7th in Class 11 (Beginner Western Horsemanship).

Adyson Thornton of Fyffe, Ala., won the overall Series Champion Award for her class and placed 1st in Class 12A (Rookie A Western Horsemanship).

Molly Grace Register of Oneonta, Ala., came in 2nd in Class 12A.

In Section 1 of Class 12B (Rookie B Western Horsemanship), Maddison Hock of Longmont, Colo., placed 1st, and Tammie Hanlon of New Berlin, Tex., placed 3rd.

Samantha Pearce of Helena, Ala., placed 2nd in Section 2 of Class 12B (Rookie B Western Horsemanship). Kaylee Bell of Safford, Ala., Rhiannon Cain of Elkmont, Ala., and Anna Kate Jones of Grove Hill, Ala., also competed in class 12B.

IHSA Spring Showcase I Results

In February, Judson College’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Western and Hunt Seat equestrian teams competed in the national IHSA Spring Showcase I.

Judson’s Western team scored 4th overall out of all colleges competing.

Adyson Thornton of Fyffe, Ala., competed in Class 12A (Rookie A Western Horsemanship) and placed 1st in her first ever IHSA competition.

Also in Class 12A (Rookie A Western Horsemanship), Molly Grace Register of Oneonta, Ala., placed 3rd.

In Class 11 (Beginner Western Horsemanship), Hollie Fondren of Marion, Ala., placed 4th.

In Class 12B (Rookie B Western Horsemanship), Maddison Hock of Longmont, Colo., placed 5th.

“All of our other riders who also competed in Class 12B scored well,” said Jennifer Hoggle, Team Coach and Assistant Professor of Equine Science. In addition to Hock, Judson’s Class 12B (Rookie B Western Horsemanship) competitors were Kaylee Bell of Safford, Ala., Rhiannon Cain of Elkmont, Ala., Tammie Hanlon of New Berlin, Tex., Anna Kate Jones of Grove Hill, Ala., and Samantha Pearce of Helena, Ala.

Judson’s Hunt Seat team finished strong in their classes, as well.

In the 2A Class (Pre-Novice Hunter Seat Equitation), Shelby Gerald from Chelsea, Ala., came in second with a 79.00, followed by Trinity Bookout from Enterprise, Ala., in fifth place with a score of 72.00.

In the next division, 2B Novice Hunter Seat Equitation, Rebecca Howard from Alabaster, Ala., placed 5th with a 75.00. Anna Mag Reynolds of Selma, Ala., followed in 6th place with a score of 74.00.

Also in the 2B Novice division, Casey Justice of Ohatchee, Ala., finished with a score of 71, and Kama Clay of Dothan, Ala., scored 59.00.

In Class 3 World Equestrian Center Limit Hunter Seat Equitation, Savannah Huffman from Jasper, Ala., placed sixth with a score of 73.00.