October 4, 2010

Equestrian Fifth at URI Show

Corsairs Fifth in Opener

Corsairs Fifth in Opener

GLADE FERRY, CT-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's equestrian team finished fifth in a field of 10 teams at their second show of the season, hosted by Rhode Island at the Mystic Valley Hunt Club on Saturday.

Highlights included freshman Emily White (Westport, MA) placing second in the Open Flat Division, senior Kerin Devine (Hanover, MA) placing sixth in the Intermediate Division, and freshman Chelsea O'Brien (Attleboro, MA) finishing first over fences in the Novice Division. Lindsay Champs placed second in her walk trot canter class, freshman Haley Page placed first in her walk trot canter class, freshman Bridget Hammond placed second in her division, and Michaela Frontiere placed second in her walk trot canter class.

"This was our first show in a new region, with new people and horses and personalities. and I am very happy with the performance of the team," said Head Coach Meredith Arden. "What is also impressive is the amazing amount of freshman talent that came in for this year. Emily White had a beautiful ride , she has an extensive competitive history outside of collegiate riding, and just recently qualified for the Maclay National Finals, which is an equitation judged on the form and effectiveness of the rider. Kerin Devine had an eventful ride, and Chelsea O'Brien navigated a difficult course of jumps on an ornery horse, and Lindsay Champs was rewarded for her struggles with a spirited horse. I'm happy with the way things are coming together. This is going to be a year to remember for our team."

The Corsairs will return to action at Sunday at a show hosted by Brown and Roger Williams.

UMASS DARTMOUTH ATHLETICS

UMASS DARTMOUTH RESULTS

Open Fences Emily White-2nd Open Flat Emily White- 4th Intermediate Equitation Over Fences Kerin Devine - 6th Novice Equitation Over Fences Chelsea O'Brien - 1st Melissa Feld - 4th Alumni Equitation Over Fences Jess Hutchinson Alumni Equitation on the Flat Jess Hutchinson Open Equitation on the Flat Emily White - 4th Novice Equitation on the Flat Kerin Devine - 3rd Melissa Feld - 4th Chelsea O'Brien - 4th Katie Donohue - 6th Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation on the Flat Lindsey Champa - 2nd Amanda Stubbs - 3rd Olivia Campbell - 5th Kaitlyn Piela - 5th Laura Macumber - 7th Allison Omeara - 7th Beginner Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation on the Flat Haley Paige - 1st Bridget Hammond - 2nd Kathryn Gardner - 6th Walk/Trot Equitation on the Flat Michaela Frontiero - 2nd Khayla England - 4th