Equestrian Team Hosts IHSA Event, Scores Well in Competition
Submitted on October 26, 2017
Veteran rider Susannah Heuer, captain of the Georgetown College Equestrian Team (GCET), a senior, displays the ribbons she received for being high point rider at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) event on Saturday, Oct. 21. The show continued on Oct. 22. Heuer also received first in Open Flat and Second in Open Jumping on Saturday. The GCET overall scored well enough on Saturday to earn the title Reserve High Point Team for the day.
Two of the 14 GCET riders pointed up to the next division. Junior Sophia Allen pointed up from Novice Flat to Intermediate Flat. Freshman Mackenzie Works pointed up from Beginner Walk/Trot/Canter into Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter. At her first IHSA show, freshman member Abigail Pieczynski placed in both of her classes, competing in Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter. On both Saturday and Sunday, she placed first and second.
This was the second year for the GCET to host an IHSA event. IHSA currently oversees 365 teams with over 6,000 riders nationwide. For a team to be in good standing, it must host a show every other year. This was the second year for GCET to host. The event was held at nearby Scheffelridge Farm owned by team coach Nori Scheffel.
The competition included riders from the University of Kentucky, Morehead State University, University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University, University of Louisville, and Midway University.
The GCET competes in its final show for fall on Oct. 28-29 at the University of Louisville.
Students on the GCET have varied academic interests; the common thread is their participation in Georgetown College’s Equine Scholars Program and their enjoyment of equine competition as well as the overall horse industry.
To learn more about the equestrian team and the Equine Scholars Program, interested students may contact the Office of Admission or Ms. Eileen Cody, program coordinator, via email: Eileen_Cody@georgetowncollege.edu.