Riding Continues Action at IHSA National Championships

Riding Continues Action at IHSA National Championships

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Action at day two of the 2015 IHSA National Championships has concluded and there were a number of outstanding rides on the day for the Mount Holyoke College riding team. The Lyons, who are 13th overall, were highlighted by a fourth-place finish by first year Illianna Termuehlen.

Termuehlen (Wauwatosa, Wisc./Brookfield East) finished fourth overall in team Walk-Trot Equitation. Fellow rookie Maddy Skrak (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia Prep) also garnered points for MHC on day two, placing sixth in Team Intermediate Equitation Over Fences.

First year Sabrina Fox (Westfield, Mass./Westfield) also had a solid effort on the day, earning Honorable Mention honors in Team Walk-Trot-Canter Equitation.

In addition to the current riders, MHC saw several outstanding performances by alumni on Friday, including Alicyn Roy '05, who finished Reserve Champion in Alumni Equitation Over Fences. In the Western competition, Emily Murch '14 earned third in Alumni Western Horsemanship, while current MHC IEA head coach Tara Mathews was sixth in Alumni Equitation Over Fences.

This follows up action on Thursday which saw senior Anne Waldo (White Lake, Mich./International Academy) earn the National Championship title in Individual Intermediate Equitation Over Fences. Senior Jess Murray (East Longmeadow, Mass./East Longmeadow) earned Honorable Mention honors with an 11th-place finish in the same discipline.

Additionally, senior Heather Zadra (Laguna Hills, Calif./Sage Hill School) was ninth in Individual Intermediate Equitation on the Flat, while first years Mollie Kowalchik (Loveland, Ohio/Loveland) and Mika McKinney (Montville, Maine/Belfast Area) both competed in the team competition.

Through two days of competition, Savannah College of Art and Design leads the field with 24 points overall. Skidmore College is second with 19 points, while Centenary College rounds out the top three with 16 points.

Action at the IHSA Nationals continues on Saturday at 8am. Fans can watch the action live online by clicking HERE.