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MHC Dressage Team Wins Big

Posted: October 13, 2005

The Mount Holyoke dressage team sent two teams to the Intercollegiate Dressage Association horseshow October 1 at Johnson and Wales University and returned with championship and reserve championship honors. “This was a real triumph,” said coach Rebecca Schurink. Dressage team riders compete at four levels: introductory, lower training and upper training, and first level.

Janne Matzner-Gore ’08 in the introductory division won the reserve high score of the day with a score of 71.9 percent. The third highest score out of 48 rides at the show was won by upper training level rider Valerie Shepard ’06. Team captain Asheley Ireland ’08 won her first level test; Amelia Newcomb ’09 placed second at first level, drawing attention from other coaches and competitors as one of the leading first level riders in the region. Ana Schreck ’09 and Sarah Robison ’08 placed third and fifth, respectively, in the lower training division.

Coach Schurink is especially pleased with the team’s performance this season because she has many new and younger riders this year. Some of the team’s strongest riders graduated in 2005.

Mount Holyoke was reserve champion at its first show of the season at University of Vermont.

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