The Alfred State Western Equestrian team opened up their season with a pair of reserve hi-point showings at Alfred University at Saturday. During the contest three riders qualified for the Regionals at the end of the season.
Amber Laibe (Vestal), Brianna Lasecki (Newark), and Rachel von Hagn (Bath) qualified for Regionals with strong performances. Laibe was 4th in intermediate competition in the AM show and 4th in novice in the PM show, Lasecki was 1st in beginner in the morning and 6th in intermediate in the afternoon, while von Hagn was 3rd in novice in the AM show.
Meaghan Castoro (Syosset) was 1st in intermediate in both the AM and PM show, Caylen Bedow (Fillmore) was 1st in advanced in the morning and 3rd in the afternoon, and Jennifer Cirigliano (Brewster) was 1st in beginner in the PM show after finishing 3rd in the AM show.
Alyssa Beardsley (Letchworth) was 2nd in open reining in both shows and finished 2nd in horsemanship in the morning and 3rd in the afternoon. Jessica Bongard (Webster Thomas) was 2nd in novice in the AM, Jamie Fredenburg (Fabius Pompey) was 2nd in novice in the morning, and Megan Delianne (Lindenhurst/West Islip) was 2nd in beginner in the morning.
The Pioneers are back in action on Saturday, November 10th when they return to Alfred University.
Alyssa Beardsley:Open Reining 2nd Reining 2nd
HMS 2nd HMS 3rd
Caylen Bedow: Advanced 1st 3rd
Jessica Bongard:Novice 2nd 6th
Mackenzie Caletka: Inter, -- 6th
Meaghan Castoro: Inter. 1st 1st
Jennifer Cirigliano: Beg. 3rd 1st
Kathleen Crandon: Inter. -- 5th
Megan Delianne: Beg. 2nd 3rd
Jamie Fredenburg: Nov. 2nd 6th
Michael Henry: Beg. 4th 2nd
Amber Laibe: Inter. 4th 4th (Novice)
Brianna Lasecki: Beg. 1st 6th (Inter.)
Sarrah Matla: Inter. 5th 6th
Morgan Maas: Inter. 5th 6th
Hannah Schaus: Nov. -- --
Rachel von Hagn: Nov. 3rd --