Brown Equestrian Victorious, Clinches Spot in Zones
Warren, R.I. – The Brown equestrian team had a very productive outing at their home venue as they won the show with 42 points and wrapped up a first-place finish in its region to lock up a spot in the zone meet.
In the first class of the open flat captain and point rider Elise Fishelson pinned third. The class was won by RWU point rider Shallon O'keefe. In the second class, captain Dakota Gruener pinned first. Cacchione Cup contender Kayla Prefontaine from URI pinned fifth.
The next event was the intermediate flat. In the first class, captain and point rider Rebecca McGoldrick pinned second. In the first class of the novice flat Cara Rosenbaum pinned second and in the third class Olivia Fialkow pinned second.
In the open fences Fishelson won first class class. Her rival Fontaine pinned second. Allegra Aron also won the second class. In the second class of intermediate fences point rider Allison Dungey pinned first.
The novice fences event saw Ellie Sharpe pin first in the second class. In the third class Anna Baker took secnd.
In the first class of the walk trot canter point rider Katie Gouinlock pinned first and in the second class Dara Goldberg took second.
The final event was the walk trot. In the first class freshman point rider Laura Kirk pinned third. In the second class, freshman Vivian Hsiao took first.
In the Cacchione Cup Fishelson gained ground on URI's Kayla Prefontaine and is one point behind her for the Cup. There have been two ride offs in Brown's history for the Cacchione Cup. One was between Whitney Keefe '08 and UConn's Tara Lynch with the other between Jamie Peddy '05 and Vanessa Stevens from Connecticut College. This year the rules have been changed so there is no longer a ride off, but the winner decided by the number of blue ribbons they earned throughout the year. Fishelson has seven blue ribbons while Prefontaine has four.
Next week's show is hosted by Holy Cross at Windcrest Barn in Hebron Conn