Equestrians Shine as Team Opens Season At Colby-Sawyer ShowBy Nina Kutsuzawa
The equestrian team opened its first full competing season in stride on Saturday at the Colby-Sawyer College home show.
The team shined as a competitive force in the four divisions that its riders competed. Team captain Candice McElroy '99 earned a third place in novice equitation on the flat. Christina Saltzman '99 and Nina Kutsuzawa '00 both placed fourth in novice and walk/trot equitation on the flat, respectively.
Katherine Navarrete '98 finished fifth in advanced walk/trot/canter, and Heather Drake '99 received an honorable mention in beginner walk/trot/canter.
MIT competed against 11 other colleges, including Harvard, Tufts, Dartmouth and Boston University.
Riders of Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) events are judged on form and handling of a horse from the home team's stable that is assigned by a random drawing.
The equestrian team practices with Coach Kate Alderfer-Candela at Arrowhead Stables in Concord, Mass. Next weekend includes a double-header for the team, with two shows in Vermont, hosted by the University of Vermont and by Middlebury College.