Haley Glofka, Mollly McElroy and Kerri Bennett all placed in their classes at BITS (Battle in the Saddle) on Saturday 4/9. Rachel Kleinschmidt '15 also rides as an alumni and she was tapped for BITS and placed well in both of her classes.
Cassandra Watkins was 10th in her class at Zones.
Megan Mendenhall '99, Coach of the IHSA Hunt Seat team at Wilson also rides as an alumni rider. She also qualified for IHSA Zones and placed 4th on the flat and first place over fences, advancing her to Nationals!
Last Updated March 29, 2016
Intercollegiate Dressage Team
Coach – Shannon Lehman
The schools in our region (Region C) are: Cazenovia College, Centenary College, Cornell University, Delaware Valley University, Penn State University, Rutgers University and Wilson College.
Current Riders and Levels
First level – Billie Jones and Megan Fangman
Upper Training – Emma Miller, Jamie Bays (recently transferred out of Wilson) and Haley Glofka
Lower Training – Kirstin Lehman
Introductory – Destiny Moreland and Brittany Spangler
Nationals to be held April 23-24 at Centenary College.
Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) – Hunt Seat Team
Coach – Megan Mendenhall
According to the IHSA website, there are currently 6,747 hunt seat riders on the IHSA circuit.
Wilson College is in Zone 3 Region 1. The schools in this region are: Bucknell University, Dickinson College, Gettysburg College, Lebanon Valley College, Lycoming College, Millersville University, Susquehana, University and Wilson College.
Wilson’s Hunt Seat Team is in Region 3.
The next events for IHSA are: Zones (individual shows, high points go to regionals, top two placers from regionals go to zones and then winners go to nationals) and Battle in the Saddle (BITS). Both held April (BITS 4/9 and Zones 4/10) at Dreampark.
Nationals will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY May 5-8.
Students AND COACH who have qualified for Zones:
Megan Mendenhall – Coach rides as an Alumni rider and she has qualified for zones. Student Cassandra Watkins has also qualified for Zones. Students Kerri Bennett and Molly McElroy have qualified for BITS.
The Western Team is not currently competitive. We are hoping to have them rejoin IHSA 2017-18 academic year. To pursue this we are currently working to identify a coach.
Coach – Risa Hurst
This is a non-competitive team.