Mount Holyoke College IHSA Western wins the Region 4th year in a row!
March 23rd, 2014 4:08 PM | No Comments
By Kelli Wainscott
To say this season was a close race would be an understatement! Going into the eighth and last show of the season for Zone 1, Region 3, the point spread was only four points between reigning champs Mount Holyoke College and the University of Connecticut. There was also only four points between two riders for the Regional High Point Rider. When the show ended and Mount Holyoke was crowned the Champion team, they knew they had done enough to secure the number one spot for the 4th year in a row! Mount Holyoke is under the guidance of coach Kelli Wainscott of Triple R Ranch in Chesterfield, Mass.
When the Open classes had finished, Emily Murch of Mount Holyoke was announced as the Regional High Point Rider! This means that Emily will be headed to Nationals to compete for the AQHA High Point Rider Trophy among almost 30 other very talented IHSA Open riders. Emily Messing of the University of Massachusetts was named Reserve Regional High Point Rider.
This is only the sixth year that Zone 1 has had a Western IHSA competition, and every year the competition grows and it becomes more and more exciting to attend our shows and get involved with this wonderful association as the Zone 1 IHSA Western Coordinator. If you want to learn more about the IHSA and collegiate riding, you can contact me at email@example.com
2014 Team Standings are as follows:
Champion Mount Holyoke College
Reserve Champion University of Connecticut
3rd place University of Massachusetts
4th place Sacred Heart University
5th place Post University
The team will be headed to Semi Finals at The University of Findlay to compete for the chance to move on to Nationals.