HARDEEVILLE, S.C. – Intermont Equestrian at Emory & Henry College had its first national championship show this past weekend at the American National Riding Commission Intercollegiate Championship, hosted by Savannah College of Art & Design. The Wasps finished third in the National Division and were fifth in the Novice Division.
NATIONAL DIVISION – 3rd/5
NOVICE DIVISION – 5th/8
LOCATION – Hardeeville, South Carolina; Ronald C. Waranch Equestrian Center
National Division - Overall
- Emory & Henry took third place as a team and saw four of its five riders finish in the top 15 of the individual competition.
- Senior Nick Martino (Bel Air, Md.) led the way with a sixth-place finish while sophomore Francisco Caba-Guil (Almería, SPAIN) was seventh.
- Freshman Bobbie Jo Adsit (Montpelier, Va.) took 11th overall while junior Billie Henard (Kingsport, Tenn.) was 13th. Junior Sydney Casady (Harriman, Tenn.) finished the weekend in 20th.
Novice Division – Overall
- E&H was fifth as a team in the Novice Division and saw junior Jane Mikusa (Crystal Lake, Ill.) take sixth as an individual.
- Freshman Maddie Bonner (Powhatan, Va.) claimed 15th while senior Odessa Thacker (Yorktown, Va.) was 21st.
- Emory & Henry was fifth in the National Division and seventh in the Novice Division.
Program Ride Phase
- The Program Ride Phase saw the Wasps take third in the National Division with Adsit finishing fifth overall. Martino was seventh in the competition.
- In Novice Division competition, E&H was the reserve champion with Mikusa taking third while Bonner was fourth.
- Emory & Henry's National team earned reserve champion honors in the phase, placing four riders in the top seven: Caba-Guil (third), Casady (fifth), Martino (sixth), Adsit (seventh).
- The Wasps' novice riders were eighth in the competition.
- The National Division saw E&H finish fourth as a team with Henard taking third and Caba-Guil ninth.
- Emory & Henry was also fourth in the Novice Division as Thacker was fifth overall.
The Champions – National Division
- Savannah College of Art & Design claimed the National Division Championship while Centenary (N.J.) University was the Reserve Champion.
- SCAD took the top two spots in the individual standings with Meredith Denny and Tatum Tatreau finishing as Champion and Reserve Champion, respectively.
The Champions – Novice Division
- SCAD also earned the National Championship for the Novice Division, placing three riders in the top five. Hannah Hlopak led the Bees as the individual champion.
- Goucher College was the team Reserve Champion while Sabrina Vlacich of St. Andrews University took individual Reserve Champion honors.