On March 1st, at the last regular season IHSA show for Zone 5, Region 2 hosted by Berry College, the Judson College Equestrian team again won the title for reserve team champions. This cinched the reserve team placement for the year for the Judson Western team.
In Class 16, Reining, senior Mary Kilpatrick of Dothan placed 3rd. Kilpatrick also placed 3rd in Class 15, Open Horsemanship. In Class 14, Advanced Horsemanship, sophomore Alex Huber of Mechanicsburg, Pa., placed 3rd. In Class 13, Novice Horsemanship, senior Katie McQuaig of Cumming, Ga., placed 4th. In Class 12B, Intermediate Horsemanship, senior Rylee Parnell of Tibbie placed 6th. Senior Daphne Arrington of Roanake and junior Emily Dickerson of Madison also represented Judson at the show.
Coach Jennifer Hoggle is proud of the way the team worked together, supporting and helping each other. “It has been a privilege to be a part of the lives of these fantastic and talented young women,” she said.
As a testament to their talent, two of the team members represented Judson during the western regional show, which was also held on March 1st at Berry College. Mary Kilpatrick won the buckle and ribbon for the advanced western horsemanship class and will be representing Judson at 1 of 3 western semifinal shows in the country on March 21st in Columbus, Ohio. Daphne Arrington won the awards and ribbons for the reserve champion in the beginner horsemanship class and will also be representing Judson at the western semifinal show.
Congratulations, team, and good luck, Mary and Daphne!