Newport, R.I. - Brown won its fourth show in a row this past weekend in an event that featured a ride off for high point rider between two Brown riders. Senior Elise Fishelson increased her lead in the Cacchione Cup to 12 points over Kayla Prefontaine from JWU and 14 points over Josh Corriveau from URI.
In open, the horses proved to be very feisty and strong. In the first class, Dakota Gruener took on a tough horse named Blue and remained unfazed by the wild horse and pinned a third place finish. Point rider Fishelson drew a horse named Tigger, another strong chestnut and placed first to earn seven points for Brown.
In intermediate fences, Allison Dungey who pointed up from novice fences last week, rode a very steady, but conservative round and won the blue ribbon. In the next class, point rider Olivia Fialkow pinned third.
In the second class of the open flat, Brown came in first and second. Fishelson, pinned first while Allegra Aron took second to push the Bears to a three point advantage over UMass-Dartmouth.
Point rider Rebecca McGoldrick won the blue ribbon in the first class of the intermediate flat and freshman Carly Baxton pinned third in the third class. After the indermediate, Brown stood in first; seven points ahead of second-place URI.
In the second class of the novice flat, Allison Dungey had a very solid ride and pinned first to earn a spot in the high point rider ride off against Fishelson. In the third class point rider Olivia Fialkow pinned second as Brown increased its lead to 10.
Next came the high point ride off between open rider Fishelson, and intermediate/novice rider Dungey. Fishelson won while Dungey took home the reserve high point rider ribbon.
In the walk trot canter, Cate Berger pinned second and blocked the URI point rider who came in third. Points after the event: Brown 32, URI 24, Becker and UMass Dart 22, RWU 21, JWU 14. No one could beat us.
In walk trot, freshman Vivian Hsiao, riding in her third show, placed third on a tough ride but helped close out the win for Brown.
Point totals for the show: Brown 36, UMass-Dartmouth 27, URI 27, Becker 25, RWU 25, Assumption18, JWU 15, Clark 12, Holy Cross 10, RIC 8
Totals for the season to date: Brown 153, URI 114, Becker 110, JWU 101, RWU 95, UMass-Dartmouth 90.