The fall semester ended on a high note for the Albion hunt seat team who won reserve high point team on the final show day of a doubleheader weekend. The team traveled to Plymouth for the shows hosted by Michigan State University on Nov. 15 and 16. Up against 13 teams, the Briton riders came away with a fifth place on Saturday and were reserve champs on Sunday.
Although new to Albion this year, Cayla Dupuis showed that she is no stranger to the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (she competed for Sweet Briar College's team before transferring here). On Saturday, Dupuis knocked out first places in both Novice Flat and Fences, earning the high point rider award for the entire show.
Saturday result highlights:
1st place: Cayla Dupuis (Novice Flat and Fences) – high point rider; Brittany Steele (Novice Flat); Natalya DiCiacca (Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter); Megan Reilly (Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter)
5th place: Final team standing
Sunday result highlights:
1st place: Sienna Mendina (Intermediate Flat); Emily Galka (Novice Flat); Cayla Dupuis (Novice Flat)
2nd place: Jackson Regen (Open Flat); Meredith Michalec (Novice Fences); Megan Reilly (Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter)
Sophomore Sienna Mendina will join the ranks of those qualified to compete as an individual at the regional championships.