SMWC Equestrian Team Wins at Regionals

October 22nd, 2010 | SMWC

Whitney Mahloch and Rowdy compete in the Intermediate Fences

The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) Hunt Seat Equestrian Team hosted and won the first hunt seat show in its eleven-team region Saturday, October 16, 2010. The team posted outstanding performance as they earned the High Point Team award, with Purdue University finishing in second place and Indiana University taking third place.

Intermediate rider junior Whitney Mahloch (Plymouth, Wisc.) claimed the High Point Rider award. Nearly all of the SMWC team members earned a ribbon.

“Our students worked hard riding against tough competition,” said Krista Steinmetz, hunt seat equestrian team coach. “The students had an excellent showing and represented Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in a positive and professional manner.”

The team is off to a great start and hopes to repeat its last year’s appearance in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) national competition. The next shows are on November 6-7, 2010 at Purdue University.

Below are the individual results from the October 16, 2010 show.

Open Fences
Alex Amos 6th

Intermediate Fences
Whitney Mahloch 1st

Novice Fences Class A
Hannah Reeley 1st
Ali Mahloch 3rd

Novice Fences Class B
Darby Hall 4th
Hannah Bardo 6th

Open Flat
Alex Amos 3rd

Intermediate Flat
Whitney Mahloch 1st
Hannah Reeley 3rd
Darby Hall 4th 

Novice Flat Class B
Ali Mahloch 1st

Novice Flat Class D
Karen Cannon 1st
Cortni Bigley 3rd

Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter Class A
Devin Lintzenich 1st 

Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter Class B
Jordyn Perrott 1st
Chelsey Sears 2nd
Natalie Brown 3rd
Abigail Paul 5th

Beginning Walk/Trot/Canter Class A
Tracey Dykstra 2nd

Beginning Walk/Trot/Canter Class B
Lauren Nelson 1st

Walk/Trot
Whitney Damron 5th

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