November 5, 2013

Equestrian Finishes in Eighth at Home Show

TIVERTON, R.I. -- The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth equestrian team took eighth place at their home show on Saturday.

Senior Captain Kathryn Gardner (Concord, Mass.) finished third in intermediate flat and novice over fences, while junior Rachel Pacheco (Fall River, Mass.) was awarded fifth place. In novice on the flat, Pacheco took home fifth place, while sophomore Colleen Waclawik (Rochester, Mass.) earned sixth.

Junior Captain Sarah Murray (Sharon, Mass.) finished third in her beginner walk trot canter class, moving her up to advanced walk trot canter. Also placing in beginner walk trot canter were junior Natalie Fernberg (Attleboro, Mass.) and sophomore Jillian Ruyffelaert (Northampton, Mass.). Fernberg took home third, while Ruyffelaert finished in fourth.  

In walk trot, sophomore LillyAnna Kuehl (Westford, Mass.) received third place, sophomore Ciara Barrigas (Sandwich, Mass.) fifth place and freshman Kira Hallberg (Foxboro, Mass.) sixth place.

Next week the team travels to the University of Rhode Island's show in Gales Ferry, Conn.