November 18, 2013

UMass Dartmouth Takes 3rd at IHRSA Show

Gales Ferry, Conn. -- The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth equestrian team took third place on Saturday afternoon at the Zone 1 Region 1 IHSA show.

Freshman Sarah Kieran (Plympton, Mass.) finished first in her open over fences and open flat class. Kieran also received high point rider of the show after winning the ride off. Senior Captain Kathryn Gardner (Concord, Mass.) placed 4th in intermediate flat and 6th in novice over fences, while junior Rachel Pacheco (Fall River, Mass.) placed 6th in novice over fences. Sophomore Colleen Waclawk (Rochester, Mass.) placed 5th and 3rd in novice on the flat.

Junior Captain Sarah Murray (Sharon, Mass.) took 3rd in advanced walk trot canter. Sophomore Alexandra Koury (Holden, Mass.) won her advanced walk trot canter class, while Jillian Ruyffelaert (Northampton, Mass.) finished 2nd in beginner walk trot canter.

In walk trot, sophomore Ciara Barrigas (Sandwich, Mass.) received 2nd, while freshman classmates Kira Hallberg (Foxboro, Mass.) and Meghan Lefebvre (Fitchburg, Mass.) took 2nd and 4th.

The Equestrian team will return to action in March 2014 for the start of their spring season.