Equestrian team earns reserve high point team in Colorado

The CCC equestrian team earned reserve high point honors Nov. 18-19 at western shows in Eaton, Colo.
The CCC equestrian team earned reserve high point honors Nov. 18-19 at western shows in Eaton, Colo.

For the second straight weekend, the Colby Community College equestrian team finished as reserve high point team in a western competition. The Trojans rode Nov. 18 and 19 in Eaton, Colo. at shows hosted by Laramie County Community College and the University of Colorado-Boulder. Each day CCC finished just behind the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

"I'm really pleased with our level of riding and our drive to be successful in the arena and secure several wins," said head coach Shanda Mattix.  "On Saturday's show, we won six out of 11 classes! That speaks to the level of our riders.  

Points earned at the horse show qualified Kortnie Covel and Brittany Stroup for the Regional Championships in February.  

"We expect a couple more riders to qualify in spring competitions," Mattix said. "We have a bit of down time until competitions begin again in February to work on details to help us continue to pursue big wins."  

The next competition will be a Feb. 10-11 hunt seat show in Colorado Springs, Colo.  

Individual results:

Saturday, Nov. 18

Reining – Lauren Hubele, sixth.
Open Horsemanship – Lauren Hubele, fifth.
Advanced Horsemanship – Hannah Saxon, third.
Novice Horsemanship – Amber Graber, first; Adrianne Schaunaman, first.
Intermediate 2 Horsemanship – Amelia Pitcher, first; Bailey Bixenman, first; Chasidy Moore, first.
Beginner Horsemanship – Kortnie Covel, first; Brittany Stroup, second; Ethan Jay, fifth. 

Sunday, Nov. 19

Reining – Lauren Hubele, fifth.
Open Horsemanship – Lauren Hubele, third.
Advanced Horsemanship – Hannah Saxon, reserve.
Novice Horsemanship – Amber Graber, third; Adrianne Schaunaman, third.
Intermediate 2 Horsemanship – Jacey Jensen, first; Amelia Pitcher, third; Jo Hummermeier, fifth.
Intermediate 1 Horsemanship – Brittany Stroup, third.
Beginner Horsemanship – Kortnie Covel, first; Ethan Jay, fourth; Cassandra Wolff, fifth.