Thursday, October 7, 2010

Equestrian Sweeps Weekend

FORT LUPTON, Colo. – The University of Colorado equestrian team had one of their best weekends ever as the Buffaloes won all three days of competition against regional IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) schools in the English Show at Fall River Farms on Oct. 1-3.

On Sunday CU had totaled 38 points, which team president Andi Fieger said was the most points she has seen the team score in the three years she has been on the club.

“Our weakest riders in each division were stronger than the other school’s strongest riders,” Fieger said. “Everyone is very excited about the weekend and the team really got a chance to know each other.”

Bonnie Pav led the charge for the Buffs in all three days with her gaining the most individual points as the high point rider.

Whitney Wickes and Kelly Meyer also had good showings over the weekend with Wickes winning the reserve high point rider on Friday while Meyer took home the walk trot canter on Sunday to help propel CU past Wyoming in the competition.

The Buffs hope that the performance they showed over the weekend will continue for the rest of the season, all the way up to nationals.

“This year’s team has the most potential yet and we have our eyes set on nationals this year,” said team vice president Anna Bohlin.

Colorado will next compete at Colby Community College in Colby, Kan. on Oct. 16-17 in the debut of the Western Show squad.

The Buffs will host the next English Show competition on Oct. 23-24 at Fall River Farms in Fort Lupton.