The equestrian team heads to UC Davis this Saturday for their first English/Western show of the spring season.
Jan. 8, 2003
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The 'Dogs Prepare for First Show of the New Year
The equestrian team will travel to UC Davis for an English/Western show this Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. This show was originally scheduled for Dec.17, but was postponed due to rain. The 'Dogs next action will be at home, Sat., Jan. 18 when they host the NCAA California Classic.
The 'Dogs Take English/Western High Point Championship Title
The 2002-03 equestrian squad hosted their first English/Western show of the season on Sat., Dec. 7. The Bulldogs captured both titles with 19 points in English and 29 points in Western. In the English division, four schools competed including Fresno State. Bakersfield College came in three points under the 'Dogs 16. UC Davis grabbed 13 points and Cal Poly earned 10 points. In the Western division Cal Poly grabbed second place with 28 points. Santa Cruz took home 23 points, UC Davis grabbed 21 points, and Nevada captured 17 points. The 'Dogs' next action will be an English/Western show next Sunday at UC Davis at 8 a.m.
Riders Return From Hollywood Christmas Parade
Fifteen riders from the Fresno State equestrian team participated in the 71st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade that will air today on NBC. The participants included Ashley Chapman, Stephanie Cosner, Shannon Morrison, Ashley Owens, Amy Wright, Andrea Crisp, Jennifer Mansell, Jessica Miller, Christa Brown. Kole Bingaman, Ellie Pearce, Michelle Tonello, Sara Vowell, Tiffany Washington, and Laura White. The 'Dogs have also participated in the Rose Bowl Parade for the past two years and have been invited back again to particpate in this year's parade in January.
2002-03 Squad Captures Reserved Champion
After the last day of showing, the 'Dogs took home the title of Reserve Champion Sat.-Sun., Nov. 23-24, at the first Western show of the season, hosted by Bakersfield College. The squad pulled in 22 points, just six under the championship holder, UC Davis. In the Reining Horsemanship, Jennifer Levenfeld finished in fourth while Taylor Mason finished seventh. In the Open Rail Horsemanship, Jessica Frazier placed fourth and Christy Webb was fifth. In Advanced Horsemanship II, Beth Knapp grabbed third and Katie Geyer took fifth. In the Advanced Horsemanship I, Maja Jordan captured first, Katie Wagner finished in second and Shawna Erickson placed in sixth. In the Intermediate Horsemanship II, Elisha McArthur finished fifth in Section A, which helped her qualify for Regional Finals. Amy Reed captured first in Section B, which helped her to qualify. Kristi Rogers finished in second, which also helped her to qualify and Erin Lange finished in fifth. In the Intermediate Horsemanship I, Lori McPeters captured first in Section A and Jessica Miller finished in third. In Section B Amy Wright finished in fifth. In the Beginning Horsemanship Walk/Trot, Becky Warmerdam grabbed first while Nicole Rogers finished in third.