Riding Kicks Off Spring Slate With High Point Championship at UMass

HADLEY, Mass. (Feb. 27, 2010) – The Mount Holyoke College riding team kicked off the spring portion of its 2009-10 slate with a High Point Championship at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Intercollegiate Horse Show today at Hadley Farms. The Lyons racked up 41 points en route to their fourth title of the season.

Following Mount Holyoke in the final standings were UMass (39), Becker College (38), Smith College (38), Amherst College (25), Assumption College (19), the College of the Holy Cross (19), Williams College (19), Westfield State College (16), Hampshire College (14), Clark University (10), Springfield College (8), Landmark College (2).

A total of eight Lyons took home blue ribbons at the event. The group included first year Elanna Bellows, sophomore Caroline Daly (novice flat),first year Paulina Erni (walk-trot), first year Sally Gibb (intermediate flat), junior JoJo Gutfarb (open flat), sophomore Jordan McMullen (novice fences), first year Clara Tate (novice fences) and sophomore Wenye Tao (walk-trot).

The Mount Holyoke Intercollegiate Horse Show is scheduled to take place at the Equestrian Center next Saturday.