Junior Kelsey Suiter Posts AC-Record Finish at IHSA Stock Seat Semifinals Championships

Junior Kelsey Suiter Posts AC-Record Finish at IHSA Stock Seat Semifinals Championships

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CANYON, Texas--Junior Kelsey Suiter became the first Adrian College equestrian student-athlete to qualify in the Advanced Horsemanship division for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Stock Seat Semi-finals Championships, where she went on to finish in fifth place in the event.

Suiter just missed the cut to qualify for Nationals. 

"I was very honored and blessed to be representing Adrian College at the IHSA Semi-finals in Canyon, Texas," Suiter said. "It was an incredible experience to be riding against some of the top riders in the country. I would like to thank my coach, teammates, and Adrian College for all their support."

Suiter got to the Lone Star State by winning her IHSA Regional division for Zone 6, Region 4 at Michigan State University Pavilion last month.

"West Texas hospitality helped us feel right at home," first-year Adrian coach Jody Prime said. "Kelsey represented our Bulldogs with the grit and graciousness of a champion. I'm proud of what she was able to accomplish this season. I'm proud of all the girls on our team."

Adrian's record-setting season included four Stock regional qualifiers: Gabrielle Novak, Ariel Anderson, Rachel Kanaziz (a novice horsemanship regional and national qualifier a year ago) and Suiter. Also, Hunt team regional qualifiers in Equitation Over Fences, Eliza Simpkins, Morgan Leja and Morgan Petriko, as well as Equitation on the Flat, Kari Klager, Leja and Petriko.

The Bulldogs put a wrap on their most successful equestrian season yet.