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Intermont Equestrian IHSA Team Takes Second At Virginia Tech Saturday

Intermont Equestrian IHSA Team Takes Second At Virginia Tech Saturday

BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College IHSA Team finished in a tie for second place at an Intercollegiate Horse Show Association show on Saturday at Virginia Tech. The Wasps won five classes while taking second in five more.

The Basics
TEAM PLACE – T-2nd/11 - 38 points 
LOCATION – Blacksburg, Virginia; Alphin-Stuart Livestock Arena

The Results
- Senior Nick Martino (Bel Air, Md.) and sophomore Francisco Caba-Guil (Almería, SPAIN) each won their classes in Open Equitation Over Fences. Martino took second in Open on the Flat.
- In Intermediate on the Flat, junior Billie Henard (Kingsport, Tenn.) took top honors.
- Freshman Madison McKinsey (Waynesboro, Va.) was third in Intermediate Over Fences competition while freshman Maddie Bonner (Powhatan, Va.) placed fourth.
- Freshman Bobbie Jo Adsit (Montpelier, Va.) won her class in Novice Equitation Over Fences while senior Odessa Thacker (Yorktown, Va.) was second.
- E&H got another event win in Novice on the Flat from freshman Cassandra Oliver (Charlotte, Vt.) while Adsit was second.
- Sophomore Annah Prelaz (Asheville, N.C.) was second in Walk/Trot/Canter and senior Hannah Phillips (Virginia Beach, Va.) was fourth.
- Walk/Trot competition provided a second-place finish for senior Ana-Belen Gomez (Irving, Texas) with sophomore Taylor McMichael (Lexington, Va.) taking third.

The Awards
- Virginia Tech was the team champion for the day with 40 points.
- Emory & Henry finished in a tie with Averett University for second place, scoring 38 points.
- Martino led the way individually, taking High-Point Rider of the Day accolades in a tiebreaker with two other riders.
- Adsit earned Reserve High-Point Rider of the Day honors in just her second collegiate show.

Next Up
- The Intermont Equestrian IHSA Team will next compete on Saturday, October 15 at Wake Forest University.