Three Blue Ribbons, Regional Qualification Highlight University of Michigan Hunt Show Results

Adrian College Equestrian earned three first-place ribbons at the University of Michigan Hunt Show over the weekend. (Photo provided)
Adrian College Equestrian earned three first-place ribbons at the University of Michigan Hunt Show over the weekend. (Photo provided)

PLYMOUTH, Mich.--The Adrian College equestrian team produced three first-place ribbons and an individual rider regional qualification at the University of Michigan Hunt Show held over the weekend on Willowbrooke Farm. Junior Morgan Pearce's first-place finish in the walk-trot division during Sunday's meet earned her a spot to go to the regional show next month at the University of Michigan, join teammate Kari Klager. Sophomore Sam Roessler and senior Morgan Petriko also had first-place showings in the beginner walk-trot canter hunter seat equitation and intermediate hunter seat equitation, respectively.

"We are extremely proud of Morgan Pearce who hasn't had much experience with horses and (but) yet has worked hard to earn a regional qualification in her rookie season," stated Petriko.

Saturday Results, 9th out of 14 teams

Jumping (Place, Event)
Morgan Petriko 4th Intermediate hunter seat equitation over fences; currently six points shy of qualifying for the regional event
Kari Klager 3rd Novice Hunter Seat equitation over fences

Equitation (Place, Event)
Kari Klager 6th Intermediate hunter seat Equitation
Brandi Hawkins 5th Walk trot canter hunter seat Equitation
Vanessa Wandel 5th Walk trot canter hunter seat Equitation
Sam Roessler 1st Beginner walk trot canter hunter seat Equitation
Morgan Pearce 6th Walk trot hunter seat Equitation

Sunday Results, 9th out of 14 teams

Jumping (Place, Event)
Morgan Petriko 6th Intermediate hunter seat equitation over fences
Kari Klager 7th Novice Hunter Seat equitation over fences

Equitation (Place, Event)
Morgan Petriko 1st intermediate hunter seat Equitation
Michaela Carnevale 6th Intermediate hunter seat Equitation
Kari Klager 4th Intermediate hunter seat Equitation
Rebekah Wright 6th Walk trot canter hunter seat Equitation
Brandi Hawkins 4th Walk trot canter hunter seat Equitation
Alana Pastula 4th Walk trot canter hunter seat Equitation
Vanessa Wandel 7th Walk trot canter hunter seat Equitation
Sam Roessler 4th Beginner Walk trot canter hunter seat Equitation
Morgan Pearce 1st Walk trot hunter seat Equitation

Petriko, Patsula, Wright and Carnavale participated in the stock meet on Saturday instead of their equitation classes.

The Adrian hunt team is back in the pen on Saturday, Feb. 10 for the Albion College Hunt Show.

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