Riding Earns College Champion Honors in MHC Horse Show

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (March 3, 2007) - Mount Holyoke College earned College Champion honors at MHC Horse Show recording a total of 49 points. UMASS/Amherst and Smith College tied for Reserve College honors, each tallying 23 points. The victory puts MHC in the lead for the Championship College title for Region III, Zone I, ahead of rival UMASS/Amherst by 37 points.

Nathalie Cooper, Amanda Pettengill, and Dani Corkill all qualified for the High Point Champion ride-off as each won two individual events. Nathalie Cooper garnered High Point College Rider Champion honors. Amanda Pettengill earned the Reserve High Point College Rider Award. Dani Corkill was named High Point Intermediate Rider while Katrina Kelly won the reserve High Point College Rider in the Novice division.

MHC First Place Finishers

Nathalie Cooper - Open Fences, Open Flat
Amanda Pettengill - Open Fences, Open Flat
Cassie Herman - Open Fences
Dani Corkill - Intermediate Fences, Intermediate Flat
Caralie Cahill - Novice Fences
Melissa Rabbitt - Alumni Fences
Martha Vater - Intermediate Flat
Melanie Bowden - Novice Flat
Lora Ciborowski - Novice Flat
Philippa Eden - Walk-Trot
Caitlin McInerny - Walk-Trot
Heather Johnstone - Walk-Trot-Canter