It was a great day of riding at the Karen Stives ’68 Equestrian Center as Dana Hall hosted five schools at the IEA Horse Show on Saturday, Nov. 7. The Middle School team won the champion ribbon and the Upper School team placed second out of six teams with a reserve champion ribbon.
Junior J. Hayre-Perez ’17 won the sportsmanship award for the day. F. Novicki ’18 was the high point rider of the day with a first place ribbon over the jumps and a third on the flat in the open division. E. Toomey ’20 won both her classes over the jumps and on the flat in the 2’ division, while G. Thames ’20 placed first over the jumps and second on the flat in the cross bar division.
Dana Hall had numerous wins in the beginner flat classes, with M. Wirkala ’19 winning her flat, and Middle School riders E. Carney ’21 and A. Rapp ’21 placing first and second on the flat. M. Rippert ’17 placed second on the flat in the Upper School cross bar division as well as E. Coen ’16 in the 2’ division. L. Earley ’19 placed second over the jumps and first on the flat in the Upper School 2’ division. M. Decker ’17 and C. Wahlberg ’17 also placed first and second on the flat in the 2’ division.
Not only did the team do well at its last show but it has had a run of success throughout the fall.
PA National Horse Show S. Valone ’16: Top 40 in the USEF National Medal Finals on Tirs
A. Revers ’18: Reserve Champion Small Junior Hunters 15 + Under on Kingpin; Ribbon Winner in the Large Junior hunters 15 + under on MTM Hands Down
New England Equitation Championships S. Valone ’16: Challenge of the States Qualifier; 9th Place New England Junior Medal Finals
H. Doherty ’18: 6th Place Open Equitation 12-14; Challenge of the States Qualifier
A. Revers ’18: High Score Challenge of the States 1st Place Individual; 3rd Place New England Junior Medal Finals
Washington International Horse Show A. Revers ’18: Ribbon winner in the Small Junior Hunters 15 + Under aboard Kingpin; Ribbon winner Large Junior Hunters 15 + U Aboard MTM Hands Down
Jacquie Maggiore ’08: 3rd Place in the WIHS Adult Hunter Championship
The National Horse Show S. Valone ’16: Top 20 in the ASPCA Maclay Finals
A. Revers ’18: Champion Small Junior Hunters 15 + Under on Kingpin
"I love playing basketball at Dana. Our team is really like a family, and we’ve grown so much over the three years I’ve been on the team. My freshman year I never would have thought that we would be able to win the EIL league, but this past winter we did! What makes the team so great is how we look out for each other on and off the court. My teammates are my biggest supporters and it’s always great when we get to welcome new members onto the team. I can’t wait to be captain next year."