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Equestrian Takes 10th at IHSA National Show

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Dartmouth Equestrian team placed 10th in the Collegiate Cup Team standings at the 2014 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championship on Saturday.

The event was held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and saw Centenary College (NJ) lead from start to finish to claim the championship in the 16-team field with 31 points.  The College of Charleston (SC) was the Reserve Point Champion with 24, just edging out Skidmore’s 23 points.

Freshman Meaghan Haugh was the top finisher for the Big Green, placing fourth in Novice Fences and eighth in Novice Flat.

Additionally, sophomore Lindsay Seewald added to the team total with a sixth-place finish in Intermediate Fences, while first-year rider Meg Rauner was eighth in Walk-Trot-Canter.

Sophomore Anna Knowles was the Reserve Champion in the Teresa McDonald Horsemanship Challenge, beating out 15 other qualifiers from across the country in the practical horsemanship challenge. Knowles earned a berth at Nationals by being one of the top-two scorers in New England to represent IHSA Zone I at the Nationals. 

Senior Janna Wandzilak was honored with the IHSA Senior Academic Achievement Award — one of only 28 individuals from across the country presented with the honor.  Sophomore Justin Maffett was also recognized as he was one of just 24 from across the nation awarded the Intercollegiate Equestrian Foundation Scholarship Award.