UW-River Falls IHSA Western Team Zone 7 Region 3 Champions
The 2013-2014 Western Team achieved the IHSA Zone 7 Region 3 Highpoint Team for the year and is going to Semi-Finals!! This is the first time the UWRF Western Team has been High Point Team in ten years. To achieve this the team showed at nine shows and won five High Point and two Reserve High Point team awards in those nine shows.
The team was behind North Dakota State University (NDSU) by seven points coming into the last show of the season, which was held at UW-RF. At the show held on March 1st at UW-RF, the team earned 35 points to beat NDSU, who earned 26 points, to clench the Region’s High Point Team as well as being High Point Team of the show (March 1st).
Also, congratulations to Alie Leonhart for becoming AQHA Cup Rider for the 2nd year in a row, and will be going to Nationals! She was two points behind University of Minnesota- Twin Cities rider Kerry Hansen going into the last show. Showing in Reining, she marked a 76 to beat the eight-deep class, and came into the lead for AQHA Cup Rider. It then came down to Open Horsemanship. Leonhart won the class of six, securing High Point Rider for the day and AQHA Cup Rider! Carissa Beeksma and Kayla Mack also won their Regional Finals class, and will compete at Semi-finals individually! Beeksma will compete in Advanced Horsemanship, and Mack will compete in Intermediate Horsemanship at West Texas A&M University at the end of the month!
Congratulations to the team and individual riders, and best of luck from PleasureHorse.com!