Undefeated, The University of Findlay Western Team Wins Region
Zone 6, Region 1
By Taylor M. Graham, Lake Erie College
February 24- It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Zone 6, Region 1 Western Team Intercollegiate riders as they competed at Oberlin College and The University of Findlay. On February 14, 2014 Oberlin College hosted a double-header competition, which resulted in The University of Findlay winning High Point team and Bowling Green State University claiming reserve High Point team. The following weekend (February 22nd and 23rd) was the final horse show of the season for the region. The University of Findlay hosted three back-to-back shows for the weekend.
During the Findlay show, The University of Findlay continued to hold onto the title of Region Champion as they won every class of the first show. Throughout the weekend, Bowling Green, Tiffin University, Lake Erie College and Akron University had many high placings, but in the end the Oilers remained on top. Erika Druker of Findlay, won High Point rider for two of the shows and Elizabeth Hayes, also from Findlay, won High Point rider for the other show. Jared Deatrick and Josh Clevenger, also both from Findlay, won Reserve High Point rider for the weekend.
As the show season came to an end, The University of Findlay earned their title of High Point Team of the region and will be competing at Semi-Finals, as will individual rider Josh Clevenger who received High Point Rider of the region. Many riders from all the teams competing this weekend qualified for Regionals and will be competing at The University of Findlay on March 15, 2014 for a spot to show at Semi-Finals.
Congratulations to all riders for a successful show season!