Equestrian takes third at Vermont
The Dartmouth equestrian team competed impressively in Saturday's horse show at the University of Vermont. Dartmouth placed third out of the nine schools present at the show and took home five first place ribbons.
Jennifer Renz '01 once again claimed a first place prize in the Open Fences Flat. In addition, Renz was named the high-point rider of the competition.
Adrian Loehwing '01 finished first in the Novice Fences.
Ashley McCaughan '04 placed first in Novice Fences and Crosby Haynes won the Open Fences competition.
"I didn't expect to win first at all, as its only my second show," Haynes said. "The team is looking really good and solid and it will be even better as the new people start to develop more experience showing."
Second-place recognitions went to Maren Winnick '02 in Open Flats, Sara Glazer '04 in Intermediate Flat and Andrea Louie '02 for Walk Trot.
The fact that '04s were able to achieve first and second place honors is especially noteworthy.
Equestrian Coach Sally Boillotat said, "This year is especially exciting because there are so many newcomers. Many members of the team are '04s or upperclassmen that have recently joined."
Due to its fresh members and new energy, the Big Green are having an outstanding season. Continued successes will lead to competition at Regionals and possibly the National competition.
At Saturday's show, UVM took capitalized on the home team advantage to take first place. Colby-Sawyer College finished in second place.
UVM is a powerful opponent for Dartmouth's equestrian team. At Nationals last year, the team placed fourth out of the 300 schools that competed.