Equestrian team opens hunt seat season

Freshman Merriah Bockmann rides in the novice fences competition Oct. 13 at the hunt seat show in Boulder, Colo.
Freshman Merriah Bockmann rides in the novice fences competition Oct. 13 at the hunt seat show in Boulder, Colo.

The Colby Community College equestrian team traveled to Boulder, Colo., Oct. 13-14 for the first hunt seat competition of the semester.  

"We had a lot of success and were pleased with the performance of our riders with several top placings against a tough pool of competing teams," said Colby Head Coach Shanda Mattix.

The traveling group of 14 riders, mostly freshmen, competed against eight universities and one other community college.

Up next, the team heads to a western show Oct. 27-28 in Laramie, Wyo. 

Individual Results:

Saturday, Oct. 13

Novice Fences – Merriah Bockmann, sixth.
Novice Flat – Merriah Bockmann, fourth.
Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter Equitation – Amber Graber, second; Madisyn Haggard, third; Abby Schmeiser, fifth.
Beginning Walk-Trot-Canter Equitation – Sam Scholting, second;
Brittany Stroup, second; Emma Jolley, second.
Walk Trot Equitation – Savannah Shiner, second; Rachel Hurla, fourth. Rachel Keltz, fourth.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Novice Fences – Merriah Bockmann, second.
Novice Flat – Merriah Bockmann, fourth.
Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter Equitation –  Amber Graber, first; Abby Caswell, second; Nichole Patry, third.
Beginning Walk, Trot, Canter Equitation – Alyssa Carswell, second; Casey Kopf, third; Emma Jolley, third.
Walk-Trot Equitation – Rachel Hurla, second; Rachel Keltz, second;
Savannah Shiner, fifth.