Bulldogs, Burris Claim Top Honors at IHSA Meet
Feb. 14, 2005
FRESNO, Calif. - The Bulldog Equestrian team won the championship at the IHSA Region I meet held Sunday at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif. There were eight teams in the competition.
Leading the way for the Bulldogs was junior Brenna Burris, Farson, Wyo., who claimed the High Point Championship, by winning both the Reining and Open Western Horsemanship events. Burris led 14 Bulldog who placed in the top four of their events.
The Bulldogs took the top three spots in Reining, with freshman Sara Barnes, Merced, Calif., competing in her first collegiate event, placing second and senior Beth Knapp, Durham, Calif., was third in that event. Knapp also earned second place in the Open Western Horsemanship competition.
Four Bulldogs earned first place honors at the show, led by junior Amy Simmons, Santa Paula, Calif., Novice Western Horsemanship; junior Jessica Miller, Madera, Calif., Intermediate B Western Horsemanship; and sophomore Erin Buffington, Simi Valley, Calif., Intermediate A Western Horsemanship. Jodie Stabbe, a senior from Reedley, Calif., won her first collegiate event, competing in the Advanced Western Horsemanship. Freshman Marybeth Brown, Bakersfield, Calif., placed first in beginning horsemanship.
Several others Bulldogs who performed well include senior Erin Lange, Carlsbad, Calif., fourth in Novice Western Horsemanship; senior Maggie Clancy, Sebastopol, Calif., second in Novice Western Horsemanship Intermediate B; senior Julia Scrivani, Carmel Valley, Calif., fourth in Novice Western Horsemanship Intermediate B; junior Stacy Jo McCalmont, San Jose, Calif., second in Novice Western Horsemanship Intermediate A; freshman Ashleigh Brown, Bruce, Wis., third in Open Western Horsemanship; junior Kristin Marchesi, Walnut, Calif., fourth in Open Western Horsemanship; and sophomore Tasha Lodwig, Elkhorn, Nev., fourth in Advanced Western Horsemanship.
The Bulldogs with host their first home show of 2005 Feb., 20-21, at the Fresno State Horse Center. Sunday's show is an Engligh-Western format and Monday's event will be a double Western. Competition begins each day at 8 a.m.