November 2010
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Judson Equestrian Team Wins Big in First Competition of the Year

The Judson College Equestrian Western Team is on the road again! (From left) Lindy Cowart, Jordyn Blackwell, Brandy Colburn, Samantha Marcella, Heather Hodge, Corey Finlay, Jana Davenport and Andrea Luckie. (Photo credit: Bill Mathews)


The Judson College Equestrian Western Team competed at their first set of shows for the new season in Dahlonega, GA, on Oct. 9, 2010. The shows were hosted by North Georgia College and State University.

During the first show, Heather Hodge of Thomasville placed second in both reining and open–her first time competing at this level. She also was part of a three-way tie for high-point rider. Jordyn Blackwell of Grand Bay placed second in advanced. Andrea Luckie of Alexander City placed reserve in novice. Jana Davenport of Jemison placed fifth and Lindy Cowart of Brandon, MS, placed sixth in beginner.

In the second show, Hodge placed second in reining and fourth in open. She was again part of a three-way tie for reserve high-point rider. Blackwell placed third in advanced. Samantha Marcella of Cullman placed third and Luckie placed reserve in novice. Corey Finlay of Oxford placed first in intermediate. Brandy Colburn of Brent placed fourth, Davenport placed fifth and Cowart placed reserve in beginner.

Colburn and Davenport were competing in their first Intercollegiate Horse Show Association show and performed well.            

Overall the Judson team placed fourth in the first show and third in the second show against Berry College, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Lander University and North Georgia College and State University.

Jennifer Hoggle is Judson College’s Equine Director.