Equestrian opens with several class winners

CCC sophomore Emma Jolley rode Oct. 12 in a western show at the Colby Community College farm. The Trojans tied for high point team and were reserve high point team in the two-day show. (Photo by Cindy Penke)
CCC sophomore Emma Jolley rode Oct. 12 in a western show at the Colby Community College farm. The Trojans tied for high point team and were reserve high point team in the two-day show. (Photo by Cindy Penke)

The Colby Community College equestrian team hosted the first western competition of the season at the CCC Agriculture Center on October 12-13. CCC finished Saturday in a tie for high point team with the University of Nebraska Lincoln and was reserve high point team on Sunday behind UNL.

Other participating schools were Laramie County Community College, Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of Wyoming.   

Class winners for the Trojans were Adrianne Schaunaman, Amber Graber, Merriah Bockmann, Blayne Kauffman, Ellie Wiles, Dakota Hartman, Nichole Patry, Kayla Engwicht, and Mikayla Graham.

Points earned over the weekend qualified sophomores Bockmann, Emma Jolley, Graber and Schaunaman for the regional championships in February. 

"It's always a big task to host a home show, and especially the first show of the season," said Colby head coach Shanda Mattix. "We rely on a lot of support from our team, family, and supporters to make it all happen. We so appreciate the support to put on a successful horse show!"

The team will be in Parker, Colo., this weekend for a hunt seat show.

Results

Saturday, Oct. 12

Level 2 Horsemanship – Adrianne Schaunaman, first; Amber Graber, first.
Level 1 Horsemanship – Merriah Bockmann, first; Alexis Penke, fourth.
Rookie B Horsemanship – Ellie Wiles, first; Blayne Kauffman, first; Emma Jolley, third; Nichole Patry, fourth; Morganne Kruse, sixth; Kayla Engwicht, seventh.
Rookie A Horsemanship – Rachel Keltz, third; Cassandra Wolff, fourth.
Beginner Horsemanship – Dakota Hartman, first; Rachel Hurla, fourth.

Sunday, Oct. 13

Reining – Adrianne Schaunaman, sixth.
Open Horsemanship – Adrianne Schaunaman, third.
Level 2 Horsemanship – Amber Graber, second; Merriah Bockmann, fourth.
Level 1 Horsemanship – Alexis Penke, second; Emma Jolley, fifth.
Rookie B Horsemanship – Nichole Patry, first; Kayla Engwicht, first; Morgan Clinesmith, third; Shyanne Jones, fourth; Megan Miller, fourth; Lauren Patrick, sixth.
Rookie A Horsemanship – Mikayla Graham, first; Cassandra Wolff, second.
Beginner Horsemanship – Madison Lange, second; Dakota Hartman, fourth; Rachel Hurla, fifth.