Western riders off to flying start

SAGINAW, Mich. – The Albion College equestrian western team is off to a flying start after finishing as the high point team in both the morning and afternoon sessions in shows hosted by Saginaw Valley State University.

Marty Cash, Gabe Kribs and Mackenzie Rogers were some of Albion's most accomplished riders during the day.

  • Cash was the overall reserve high point rider in the morning as champion in horsemanship and reserve champion in reining. Afternoon awards included champion in reining and open horsemanship.
  • Kribs was champion in beginner walk trot horsemanship in the morning and reserve champion in the event in the afternoon
  • Rogers was reserve champion in beginner walk trot horsemanship in the morning and champion in the afternoon.
  • The morning highlights also included level 2 ribbons for Natalie Stolyarov (champion) and Nikkita Mehaney (reserve champion).
  • The afternoon highlights included a championship by Jordan Forney in level 1 horsemanship, championships for Alex Bailey and Robert Warwick in rookie B horsemanship, and a reserve championship for Kayla Smith in rookie A horsemanship.
  • Megan McFadden was champion in the Rookie B division in the afternoon

The next show for the western riders is Nov. 16 when they compete in a Grand Valley State University sponsored event at the Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center.