February 2014
Youth Matters

A Strong Finish

Judson College Equestrian Teams Competing Well in Recent Events

Judson College Equestrian Teams traveled to Berry College in Rome, Ga., to compete in shows on Nov. 16, 2013. Team members finished high in the standings in a variety of events.

Collegiate teams competing in the shows were from Berry College, Emory University, Georgia College & State University, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Judson College, Kennesaw State University, Mississippi State University, Mississippi College, University of Alabama, University of North Georgia and University of Georgia.

Both the Huntseat Team and Western Team from Judson had numerous placings at the latest IHSA competition. The Judson Equestrian Team Members (in alphabetical order) are: Alexandra Huber, Mechanicsburg, Penn.; Brianne Culp, Brunswick, Ohio; Caitlin Autrey, Selma; Christina Duke, Vestavia Hills; Katelyn Vanhoozer, Waco, Texas; Katie Brown, Muscle Shoals; Katie McQuaig, Cummings, Ga.; Kayla Syck, Deatsville; Lindsay Tubbs, Brent; Mary Kilpatrick, Dothan; Megan Walker, Pell City; Olivia Breimhorst, Warrior; Rebecca Malphurs, Dothan; Rylee Parnell, Tibbie; Sheila Palmer, Hoover; Shelby Crews, Greenville; and Veronica Primavera, Deatsville.

The Huntseat Team was first to ride, with sophomore McQuaig placing fourth in the event and senior Breimhorst placing fifth in Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter. Freshman Brown placed fourth in the Novice Over-Fences class.

In Beginner Walk-Trot-Canter, freshman Palmer placed first; freshman Huber placed second; senior Malphurs placed third; and sophomore Vanhoozer placed fifth.

Later in the day, the Western Team competed against Berry College, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology and University of North Georgia.

Sophomore Kilpatrick placed fourth in Advanced Western Horsemanship, senior Crews placed fifth in Novice Western Horsemanship and junior Parnell placed fourth in Intermediate II Western Horsemanship.

In Beginner Western Horsemanship, freshman Tubbs placed third, sophomore Autrey placed fourth,and junior Culp placed fifth.

The Huntseat Team will be traveling to Georgia Tech on Feb. 8, 2014, for their next show.

Katelyn Vanhoozer is a Judson College Equestrian Student Reporter.