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Western Equestrian Opens up Season

Western Equestrian Opens up Season

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.

                                                  AM                   PM

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                      --