Wildcats Win Morning Show at IHSA show

MANHATTAN, Kan. The Kansas State equestrian team rode home with a first place victory in the morning IHSA Hunt Seat show at Fox Creek Farm. The Wildcats scored a total of 40 points, while Northern Illinois came in second with 31 points. Wildcat riders received both High Point Rider awards for the morning show, including Katie Mellon as High Point Rider and Hannah Schroller as Reserve High Point Rider.

 

For the afternoon show, the Wildcats scored 33 points and came in a close second behind Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, which scored 34 points. Jen Rawle was awarded High Point Rider for Kansas State.

 

Katie Mellon picked up two big wins for the Wildcats, including Intermediate Equitation on the Flat and Intermediate Equitation over Fences. Mellon was named the High Point Rider of the morning show, helping the Wildcats pick up their first victory.  

 

“Today has been a really good day for us as a team,” said senior Katie Mellon. “We needed this because the past couple of shows have been heartbreakers. The horses were great today and we all rode very well. It was a really great day.”

 

Hannah Schroller also had a great morning show, as she picked wins in both of her categories; Intermediate Equitation on the Flat and Open Equitation over Fences. She garnered the Reserve High Point Rider for the Wildcats.

 

Other riders picking up wins for the Wildcats in the morning show include Dresden Sommer in Open Equitation on the Flat, Wendy Wert in Novice Equitation over Fences, and Soffia Farrall da Cruz in Novice Equitation over Fences.

 

As for the afternoon show, the Wildcats showed just as well as they did for the morning show, even though the score may not show it. Jen Rawle led the Wildcats with a victory in Intermediate Equitation over Fences, and also brought home High Point Rider honors.

 

Also picking up wins for Kansas State were Dresden Sommer in Open Equitation on the Flat, Amber Barrati in Novice Equitation on the Flat, Megan Beck in Novice Equitation on the Flat, and Christina Costello in Intermediate Equitation on the Flat.

 

“Today’s competition went very well,” said Ashley Foster, Hunter Seat head coach. “The entire team worked together to help the hunter seat squad pull out their first win of the season. We had very strong performances across the board today. Old as well as new riders turned in solid rounds. Wendy Wert, Kayla St. Clair, Hannah Schroller, and Dresden Sommer all competed better today than they ever have since being part of this team. It is exciting that so many riders had such outstanding rides. We hope to continue this momentum into our next few competitions of this semester.”

 

Kansas State will host Tennessee-Martin and Delaware State at their next show on Friday, November 14. It is scheduled to kick-off at 11 a.m. at Fox Creek Farm.

 

Complete morning show results are as follows:

 

Class 1 Open Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 7) Section A:

1st-Dresden Sommer (KSU)

5th-Christine Fosnacht (KSU)

 

Class 2 Novice Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 3) Section A:

5th-Wendy Wert (KSU)

 

Class 3 Alumni Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 9) Section A:

No Kansas State Riders

 

Class 4 Novice Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 3) Section B:

3rd-Erin Paulsen (KSU)

6th-Jasmin Walters (KSU)

 

Class 5 Intermediate Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 5) Section A:

1st-Katie Mellon (KSU)

3rd-Allie Archer (KSU)

 

Class 6 Novice Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 3) Section C:

3rd-Caroline Sweeney (KSU)

 

Class 7 Intermediate Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 5) Section B:

1st-Hannah Schroller (KSU),

 

Class 8 Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation (IHSA 2b) Section A:

No Kansas State Riders

 

Class 9 Walk/Trot Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 1) Section A:

No Kansas State Riders

 

Class 10 Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation (IHSA 2b) Section B:

No Kansas State Riders

 

Class 11 Beginning Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 2a) Section A:

No Kansas State Riders

 

Class 12 Walk/Trot Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 1) Section B:

No Kansas State Riders

 

Class 13 Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation (IHSA 2b) Section C:

4th-Kim Buran (KSU)

 

Class 14 Open Equitation over Fences (IHSA 8) Section A:

1st-Hannah Schroller (KSU)

4th-Christine Fosnacht (KSU)

 

Class 15 Intermediate Equitation over Fences (IHSA 6) Section A:

2nd-Jen Rawle (KSU)

6th-Allie Archer (KSU)

 

Class 16 Intermediate Equitation over Fences (IHSA 6) Section B:

1st-Katie Mellon (KSU)

 

Class 17 Novice Equitation over Fences (IHSA 4) Section A:

1st-Wendy Wert (KSU)

 

Class 18 Novice Equitation over Fences (IHSA 4) Section B:

6th-Erin Paulsen (KSU)

 

Class 19 Novice Equitation over Fences (IHSA 4) Section C:

1st-Soffia Farrall da Cruz (KSU)

5th-Caroline Sweeney (KSU)

 

Class 20 Alumni Equitation over Fences (IHSA 10) Section A:

No Kansas State Riders

 

Complete afternoon show results are as follows:

 

Class 1 Open Equitation over Fences (IHSA 8) Section A:

4th-Jenni Wright (KSU)

Reserve-Dresden Sommer (KSU)

 

Class 2 Intermediate Equitation over Fences (IHSA 6) Section A:

1st-Jen Rawle (KSU)

 

Class 3 Intermediate Equitation over Fences (IHSA 6) Section B:

5th-Allie Archer (KSU)

 

Class 4 Novice Equitation over Fences (IHSA 4) Section A:

1st-Natasha Vincent (KSU)

6th -Erin Paulsen (KSU)

 

Class 5 Novice Equitation over Fences (IHSA 6) Section B:

4th-Trish Carney (KSU)

 

Class 6 Novice Equitation over Fences (IHSA 3) Section C:

4th-Kayla St. Clair (KSU)

 

Class 7 Alumni Equitation over Fences (IHSA 10) Section A:

No Kansas State Riders

 

Class 8 Open Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 7) Section A:

1st-Dresden Sommer (KSU)

 

Class 9 Novice Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 3) Section A:

1st-Amber Barrati (KSU)

 

Class 10 Alumni Equitation on the Flat Section A:

No Kansas State Riders

 

Class 11 Novice Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 3) Section B:

3rd-Trish Carney (KSU)

 

Class 12 Intermediate Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 5) Section A:

No Kansas State Riders

 

Class 13 Novice Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 3) Section C:

1st-Megan Beck (KSU)

 

Class 14 Intermediate Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 5) Section B:

1st-Christina Costello (KSU)

3rd-Katie Mellon (KSU)

 

Class 15 Novice Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 3) Section D:

2nd-Kayla St. Clair (KSU)

 

Class 16 Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation (IHSA 2b) Section A:

No Kansas State Riders

 

Class 17 Walk/Trot Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 1) Section A:

No Kansas State Riders

 

Class 18 Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation (IHSA 2b) Section B:

3rd-Kim Buran (KSU)

 

Class 19 Beginning Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 2a) Section A:

No Kansas State Riders

 

Class 20 Walk/Trot Equitation on the Flat (IHSA 1) Section B:

No Kansas State Riders

 

Class 21 Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation (IHSA 2b) Section C:

No Kansas State Riders

 

 

 

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