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Equestrian Team Wins IHSA Zone I Championship

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SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - The Dartmouth Equestrian Team competed on Saturday, April 5 at the IHSA Zone I Equitation Championship at Mount Holyoke College. 

Four regional-winning teams competed for a spot at the 2014 IHSA National Championship to be held May 1-4 in Harrisburg, Pa. 

The Big Green won the Zone I Championship, beating out second-place Mount Holyoke, third-place Tufts and Rhode Island in fourth. Both Dartmouth and Mount Holyoke will compete in the team competition at Nationals thanks to their placements. 

Also qualifying for Nationals on an individual level was Anna Knowles, ’16, who competed in the IHSA Scholarship Challenge. Knowles placed in the top-two in Zone I, which earned her a spot to compete at Nationals against the top-16 challenge winners in the country.

Also competing for individual spots at Nationals were four Dartmouth Equestrian athletes competing in five classes. 

Team Competition:
Champion:  Dartmouth College

Team Results:
Open Fences:  Janna Wandzilak, ’14, 3rd place
Intermediate Fences: Lindsay Seewald, ’16, 1st place
Novice Fences:  Meaghan Haugh, ’17, 1st place
Open Flat:  Alexa Dixon, ’15, 3rd place
Intermediate Flat: Lindsay Seewald, ’16, 1st place
Novice Flat:  Meaghan Haugh, ’17, 1st place
Walk-Trot-Canter:  Meg Rauner, ’17, 3rd place
Walk-Trot:  Justin Maffett, ’16, 1st place

Individual Competition:
Emma Waugh, ’16, Novice Flat, 4th place
Morgan Curtis, ’14, Novice Flat, 8th place
Janna Wandzilak, ’14, Open Fences, 7th place
Janna Wandzilak, ’14, Open Flat, 7th place
Lauren Kwan, ’14, Walk-Trot, 7th place