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MIT Equestrians Place In First Show of Fall Season

By Jenny Lee

On Saturday, October 30, the equestrian team headed down to Windcrest Farm in Hebron, Connecticut, for their first show of the fall season. Several members placed in a variety of events:

Kristen E. Landino ’02 -- fourth, open over fences; fourth, open equitation.

Katherine W. Shiels ’00 -- fourth over fences (intermediate.)

Jenny J. Lee ’02 -- fifth, intermediate over fences; sixth, intermediate equitation

Junlin Ho ’01 -- fifth, novice over fences class; third, novice equitation.

Megan D. McLemore ’00 -- third, advanced walk-trot-canter division.

Cynthia A. Randles ’00 -- third, walk-trot division.

Diana S. Cheng ’03 -- fifth place walk-trot class.

Julie Oberweis -- third alumni over fences and equitation classes.

Intercollegiate Horse Show Association events judge the rider’s ability to control an unfamiliar horse while riding with the correct form.

Competitors are assigned their mounts by random lottery and are not allowed to practice on the horse prior to their judged class. Riders are placed in divisions based on their previous riding experience. The open division is for riders who have an extensive riding background, while the walk-trot division is for beginners.

The equestrian team will continue to train with Coach Kate Alderfer-Candela in preparation for the next competition at Boston University on Saturday, November 13.