Riders Head to RegionalsBy Jenny Lee
MIT co-hosted it’s final show of the fall season with Endicott College in Georgetown, Massachusetts. Despite the cold, rainy weather, several MIT riders gave impressive performances.
Kristen Landino ’02 and Sarah Low ’02 had strong rides and both placed second in the open over fences and intermediate over fences divisions, respectively.
Junlin Ho ’01 captured a blue ribbon after a stunning performance in her novice over fences class. This first place win qualified Ho for regionals, making her the second MIT rider this year to do so. Ho will compete in the intermediate division over fences at the next competition. The regional competition will be hosted by Boston University and held at Holly Hill Show Stable in the spring. In the alumni division, Julie Oberweis drew a difficult horse, but still placed third over fences.
On the flat, Ho had another successful ride, pinning second in her class and qualifying for regionals in novice equitation as well as over fences.
Oberweis placed fourth in her alumni flat class. Cynthia Randles ’00, who rode for the first time in the beginning walk-trot-canter division after qualifying for regionals at the last competition in the walk-trot division, also placed fourth.
The team will continue to train with coach Kate Alderfer-Candela in hopes of a successful spring season.