Schroller Qualifies for Zone Championships

Elburn, Ill. Junior rider Hannah Schroller placed first in Intermediate Fences Saturday at the IHSA Hunter Seat Regionals competition hosted by Northern Illinois. With the first place finish Scholler qualified for the Zone Championship competition which takes place next Sunday April 13 at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.


“We worked really hard to prepare for Regionals,” English head coach Ashley Foster said. “I am thrilled that Hannah moved on to Zones. She rode a tough horse well and definitely deserved to move on.”


Along with Schroller a group of six Wildcat equestrian riders also competed in the IHSA competition Saturday, at Dassenbrook Farm.

Highlights from the weekend included junior Dresden Sommer placing third in Intermediate Fences and senior Lindsay Cook taking home third place in Novice Fences.


Junior Alden Haugh competed in Advanced Walk Trot Canter and placed fourth, while sophomore Kayla Potter placed third in the same event.


“Lindsay Cook also had a very nice ride over fences and it is a shame that she didn’t end up qualifying,” Foster said. “I was really proud of how well she rode. Unfortunately, we had some bad luck on the flat as we drew the same horse four times. The horse did not want to canter which made competing on it very difficult.”


K-State’s varsity squad will finish off the season April 17-19 in Waco, Texas at the Varsity Equestrian National Championships. Last season, the Wildcats English squad took third at the competition and Western finished sixth.


“Since Hannah was our only qualifier, we will be working hard this week to prepare her for next weekend’s competition,” Foster said. “I am very hopeful that the luck of the draw is on our side.”



Saturday’s Results


Intermediate Fences: 1st- Hannah Schroller, 3rd- Dresden Sommer


Intermediate Flat:  5th- Jenny Giraldin  


Novice Fences: 3rd- Lindsay Cook


Advanced  Walk/Trot/Canter: 3rd- Kayla Potter, 4th- Alden Haugh, 6th- Wendy Wert