Zone 6, Region 5 IHSA Hunt Seat Regional Championships Bring Great Success!

March 20th, 2013 8:00 AM | No Comments

WVU's happy, winning team! Photo courtesy of Alexandra Kemp-Thompson

By Alexandra Kemp-Thompson, IHSA Media Intern Seton Hill Univeristy

The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Zone 6, Region 5 Hunt Seat Equestrian Regional Championships were held Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Ohio University’s Stonegate Farm in Coolville, OH. Approximately 50 riders qualified during the 2012-2013 season to gain the honor of competing at the competition.

Also awarded on Sunday were the 2013 season team championships; West Virginia University was named the High Point team with 240 points, while the Reserve High Point team was Seton Hill University with 219 points. Additional honors that day included Cacchione Cup High Point rider, which was awarded to West Virginia University senior Kelsey Delaplaine for earning 79 points, and Cacchione Cup Reserve High Point Rider, Seton Hill University senior Alexandra Kemp-Thompson, who had a total of 64 points at the end of the day.

Additionally, a number of riders at this Regional Championship show qualified for the next competition, the Zone 6 Finals, which will be held at West Virginia

Amy Stokes, Marie Hackney and Kelsey Delaplaine celebrating their wins. Photo courtesy of Alexandra Kemp-Thompson

University on April 6, 2013. Riders who take top honors at this competition will ride at the 2013 IHSA National Championships, to be held May 2-5, 2013 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harriburg, PA.

The following riders have qualified to compete at the Zone 6 Finals:

Open Equitation Over Fences 

Alexandra Kemp-Thompson- SHU

Kelsey Delaplaine- WVU


Open Equitation on the Flat 

Kelsey Delaplaine- WVU 

Intermediate Equitation Over Fences 

Ashley Wells- Edinboro

Heather Shimer

Novice Equitation Over Fences 

Amber Lovewell-SRU

Rachel Scappatura

Alumni Equitation Over Fences 

Shay Browne- U of Conn

Alexa Hunter-Delaware 

Alumni Equitation on the Flat 

Jen Kantesky- IUP

Shay Browne- U of Conn

Maggie Carty (left), Taylor Jansen (center), Alexandra Kemp-Thompson (right) from Seton Hill University. Photo courtesy of Alexandra Kemp-Thompson

Walk/Trot Equitation 

John Hajny-Bethany  

Elaina Moorehead- SHU

Novice Equitation on the Flat

Amber Lovewell- SRU

Hannah May- WVU

Intermediate Equitation on the Flat 

Ashley Wells- Edinboro

Rachel Scappatura- SRU

Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation 

Hannah Plaugher- WVU

Katie Dehaven– WVU


Congrats to all of those who have advanced to Zones, and best of luck to all showing!

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