Vixens wrap eventful semester with home IHSA show

November 16, 2016 | Janika Carey

The last Intercollegiate Horse Show Association show of the semester took place at Sweet Briar College this past weekend, yielding a rainbow of ribbons for several Vixens. Sweet Briar and Lynchburg College riders partnered in organizing the event and supporting those who competed.

Makayla Benjamin ’18. Photo by Katherine Powers

Makayla Benjamin ’18. Photo by Katherine Powers

One of the competitors was Maddy Lee ’17, who ended up champion high-point rider of the day after winning both her novice flat and novice over-fences classes.

Blue also went to Makayla Benjamin ’18, who started off the morning in the open flat division.

In the over-fences division, Emily Schlosberg ’19 placed fourth. Aoife Magner ’19 was third in her intermediate flat class. Courtney Barry ’18 competed in novice flat, finishing fourth, and in intermediate over-fences, finishing fifth.

In the novice over-fences division, Sarah Miller ’20 rode to a fifth-place finish. Mary Kate Bailey ’17 scored a fourth place in beginner walk, trot, canter.

Amber Snyder ’20 and Emma Thom ’18 made their IHSA debuts this weekend in advanced walk, trot, canter and walk, trot, respectively. Snyder was second in her class.

IHSA coach Lizzie Fisch was pleased with her riders.

“From beginner to advanced, all of our IHSA riders showed so much progress this semester,” Fisch said. “They worked hard and believed in themselves, and I couldn’t be prouder. I’m excited to see what we can do next semester.”

The Vixens now look ahead to Thanksgiving Break and their first show back next semester at Randolph College on Feb. 11.

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