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2004 Championships

Virginia Intermont team wins 2004 Nationals

Virginia Intermont Edges Out St. Andrews at the ANRC National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship

Virginia Intermont College bested St. Andrews College by the narrowest of margins—0.78 of a point—to nab the team title at the 27th Annual Affiliated National Riding Commission’s National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship, April 17-18, hosted by Sweet Briar College (Va.). Sweet Briar junior Karen Dennehy took home the title of individual champion riding Sweet Briar’s Hocus Pocus.

Angee Quattro, Ericka Jewell, Siobahn Fitzgerald, and Morgan Graber rode for Virginia Intermont. The team competition was decided only after the final phase, hunter trials equitation. Virginia Intermont led after the dressage sportif phase, but a fourth place team finish in the second phase, the equitation course, left them trailing St. Andrews (Laurinburg, N.C.) by about 1.5 points. “We were feeling the pressure,” said Sue Glover, coach for Virginia Intermont. “But the riders were able to go forward, ride into a rhythm, and hold it over the outside course. We won that phase hands-down, but didn’t know if it was enough to pull ahead of St. Andrews.”

Virginia Intermont won with 240.92 points to St. Andrews’ 240.14. Goucher College of Baltimore, Md. amassed 233.33 points to place third overall in the two-day competition. St. Andrews sophomore Christina Kalinski earned the reserve individual title, while Sweet Briar College’s Jodie Weber took third. Kalinski, who rode a college-owned horse, found the competition very stiff, but appreciated her coaches’ advice. “It was about riding your best rather than focusing on points or trying to beat another team,” she explained.

Individual champion Dennehy enjoyed the team aspect of ANRC competition. “The last few years, our coach Shelby [French] has really made it feel like a team, so that it becomes a bonding experience and you have so much support from your teammates,” she explained. Dennehy finished first over Scot Evan’s tough Medals-type course, which was “a lot of jump, turn, jump,” said the junior from Ashland, Va. “You had to keep going and attack it, really keep a forward rhythm going, since there were so many rollbacks.”

Virginia Intermont’s top rider, fourth place individual Angee Quattro, said her team’s consistency was key to their win. “We were floored that we won the flat [dressage sportif] phase because that was always our weakest spot,” said the senior. “We don’t have the fanciest horses; they’re just good old boys. One is 23 years old.”

Eleven schools sent teams of riders to this U.S. Equestrian-sanctioned event. Many, like Vanderbilt and Miami University of Ohio, were competing at Nationals for the first time. Anne Kenan of Dahlongea, Ga., and Dacia Funkhouser Johnson of Romney, Ind., judged the competition.

The National Championship showcases the American forward riding system and the sporting horse. Judged on equitation, it rewards diversified skills in a three-phase competition. Competitors complete a dressage sportif ride, a hunter trials (outside) course and a hunter seat equitation (Medal-type) course. They ride the same horse throughout the competition, and jumps do not exceed 3 feet in height. Riders also sit for a written test on riding theory and horse care, although that score is not factored into overall placings.

“As well as being the most fun competition we do, it’s a great learning experience for me as a coach,” said Glover. “It’s such a complete test of horse and rider that you need to have strong, well-rounded riders on versatile horses. If they don’t have a strong foundation and stabilization, over the three phases it will definitely show through.”

The 2005 ANRC National Intercollegiate Riding Championship will be held at Sweet Briar College on April 16-17.

ANRC National Intercollegiate Riding Championship
Saturday, April 17 & Sunday, April 18, 2004
Hosted by Sweet Briar College

 

Team Competition

RIDERS

WRITTEN

DRESSAGE

CROSS

STADIUM

TOTAL

PHASE

SPORTIF

(40%)

COUNTRY

(30%)

JUMPING

(30%)

SCORE

CENTENARY COLLEGE…Coaches: Tara Johnson and Michael Downing

547 Kristen Schwieger *

76.00

197.35

31.58

57.50

17.25

80.00

24.00

72.83

536 Dehri Levine *

80.00

185.80

29.73

68.00

20.40

76.00

22.80

72.93

525 Annabel Benito *

92.00

158.75

25.40

68.00

20.40

77.50

23.25

69.05

515 Heather Tull *

80.00

171.05

27.37

77.00

23.10

77.50

23.25

73.72

507 Katherine Shanahan

85.00

140.95

22.55

76.25

22.88

75.00

22.50

67.93

502 Allison Guerin

80.00

127.90

20.46

78.50

23.55

38.00

11.40

55.41

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Team (*) Total

252.00

88.67

63.90

70.50

223.07

GOUCHER COLLEGE….Coaches: Patte Zumbrun and Rae Holbrook

544 Kate Fournel *

93.00

192.25

30.76

77.50

23.25

76.25

22.88

76.89

533 Lydia Davies *

82.00

208.90

33.42

83.00

24.90

71.50

21.45

79.77

522 Maisy Grassie *

87.00

200.75

32.12

73.00

21.90

67.50

20.25

74.27

512 Jennie Towner *

87.00

169.40

27.10

69.50

20.85

75.50

22.65

70.60

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Team (*) Total

267.00

96.30

70.05

66.98

233.33

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY…Coaches: Kelley Siegert and Kylie Fowler

542 Kari Petrik *

80.00

157.85

25.26

68.50

20.55

65.00

19.50

65.31

531 Kelley Siegert *

81.00

137.25

21.96

72.00

21.60

68.50

20.55

64.11

520 Becky Moorhouse *

87.00

142.90

22.86

67.50

20.25

46.50

13.95

57.06

510 SCRATCH

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Team (*) Total

168.00

70.08

62.40

54.00

186.48

ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE….Coaches: Debbi White and Howard Morrison

545 Jennie Hartman *

85.00

223.10

35.70

77.75

23.33

72.25

21.68

80.70

534 Angela MacFawn *

86.00

188.80

30.21

65.50

19.65

69.00

20.70

70.56

523 Christina Kalinski *

86.00

210.55

33.69

82.50

24.75

81.00

24.30

82.74

513 Kammi LaCoco *

86.00

158.55

25.37

75.50

22.65

79.50

23.85

71.87

505 Jesse Grayton

87.00

138.30

22.13

67.00

20.10

73.00

21.90

64.13

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Team (*) Total

258.00

99.59

70.73

69.83

240.14

SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE……Coach: Shelby French

540 Jodie Weber *

85.00

217.10

34.74

82.00

24.60

75.00

22.50

81.84

529 Margaret Shortlidge *

86.00

181.35

29.02

72.50

21.75

0.00

0.00

50.77

519 Karen Dennehy *

89.00

212.55

34.01

78.00

23.40

85.00

25.50

82.91

509 Lauren Wade *

84.00

180.65

28.90

32.50

9.75

40.00

12.00

50.65

504 Katie Barnette

82.00

181.40

29.02

71.00

21.30

77.50

23.25

73.57

501 Sarah Mouri

88.00

181.35

29.02

72.00

21.60

72.50

21.75

72.37

Team (*) Total

260.00

97.76

69.75

60.00

227.51

KENYON COLLEGE…Coach: Laura M. Maxwell

550 Tracey Siegrist *

73.00

187.25

29.96

70.25

21.08

70.25

21.08

72.11

539 Megan O’Neil *

92.50

129.50

20.72

45.50

13.65

63.00

18.90

53.27

528 Julie Devine *

88.00

170.65

27.30

71.50

21.45

73.50

22.05

70.80

518 Tori Steen *

78.00

147.90

23.66

67.75

20.33

48.50

14.55

58.54

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Team (*) Total

258.50

80.93

62.85

62.02

205.80

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN…Coach: Courtney Peterson

546 Lourdes DeGuardiola *

67.00

179.60

28.74

71.25

21.38

57.50

17.25

65.36

535 Jordan Siegel *

85.00

183.80

29.41

66.75

20.03

74.25

22.28

71.71

524 Ansley Grainger *

76.00

178.45

28.55

74.00

22.20

71.00

21.30

72.05

514 Hattie Saltonstall *

76.00

160.30

25.65

75.00

22.50

79.50

23.85

72.00

506 SCRATCH

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Team (*) Total

237.00

86.70

66.08

67.43

220.20

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA….Coach: Claiborne Bishop and Kelli Ferroni

549 Meredith Abernathy *

95.00

178.75

28.60

78.00

23.40

59.00

17.70

69.70

538 Rebecca Glover *

91.00

182.30

29.17

81.25

24.38

84.25

25.28

78.82

527 Lauren Richardson *

91.50

197.15

31.54

77.00

23.10

48.50

14.55

69.19

517 Kristy Wellington *

89.50

186.55

29.85

79.50

23.85

50.00

15.00

68.70

508 Sarah Partington

82.00

179.45

28.71

77.00

23.10

67.75

20.33

72.14

Team (*) Total

285.00

90.56

71.63

57.98

220.16

VIRGINIA INTERMONT COLLEGE…Coach: Sue Glover and Teresa Slaupas

548 Siobahn Fitzgerald *

82.00

186.25

29.80

81.75

24.53

68.50

20.55

74.88

537 Ericka Jewell *

73.00

214.50

34.32

80.25

24.08

73.50

22.05

80.45

526 Morgan Graber *

84.00

210.85

33.74

69.50

20.85

71.50

21.45

76.04

516 Angee Quattro *

85.00

197.75

31.64

85.00

25.50

78.75

23.63

80.77

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Team (*) Total

251.00

99.70

74.10

67.13

240.92

MIAMI UNIVERSITY OF OHIO…Coach: Jim Arrigon

543 Megan Palmer *

71.00

182.45

29.19

77.35

23.21

82.00

24.60

77.00

532 Jen Hutson *

74.00

168.80

27.01

73.25

21.98

66.50

19.95

68.93

521 Katie Jablonski *

68.00

138.55

22.17

74.00

22.20

66.50

19.95

62.32

511 Matt Arrigon *

62.00

142.45

22.79

70.50

21.15

63.50

19.05

60.99

503 Lindsay Barton

64.00

147.35

23.58

75.00

22.50

66.00

19.80

63.88

Team (*) Total

213.00

78.99

67.38

64.50

210.87

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY…Coach: Dana Hooper

541 Leigh-Ann Farmer *

83.00

141.45

22.63

40.25

12.08

37.50

11.25

45.96

530 Kerri Rothell *

81.00

133.20

21.31

58.00

17.40

0.00

0.00

38.71

Team (*) Total

164.00

43.94

29.48

11.25

84.67

*** Team totals reflect only the top three scores of designated (*) team riders for each phase.
*** NOTE: All numbers are rounded to two decimal points for printing. Actual numbers are used for calculations.