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Two Engineers Compete At Intercollegiate Horse Show

By Jenny Lee
TEAM MEMBER

Two equestrian team members qualified to ride at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Regional competition for the first time in MIT history. Last Saturday, Nina Kutsuzawa ’00 and Candice McElroy ’99 competed in the Zone I, Region II show held at Dartmouth College.

Kutsuzawa competed in Walk-Trot Equitation. She had a rough start but improved her form as the class went on. In the second direction, she rode very well and finished strong.

McElroy showed in the Novice Equitation division. She had an impressive ride despite drawing a difficult horse. Unfortunately, neither of the two riders placed in the top six of their respective divisions.

The top six riders from every division compete again to determine the top three competitors who go on to ride at the IHSA Zones competition. MIT placed eighth out of 16 schools, a great accomplishment after only two years of competition.

The team is looking forward to next season with hopes of improvement.