October 8, 2011

Brown Equestrian Finishes Sixth At First Show

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown equestrian competed in its first show of the 2011-12 season on Saturday, Oct. 8 and finished sixth overall with 23 points. The show was hosted by Johnson & Wales in Rehoboth, Mass. 

In the first class junior Lindsay Wong placed third and freshman Elizabeth Mahoney pinned fifth in a very strong class. In the second class, senior captain and point rider Rebecca McGoldrick had a tough draw and pinned sixth.  After the initial round Roger Williams led with seven points followed by URI with five points. Brown was in fifth with one point without a drop.

In intermediate fences junior captain and point rider Allison Dungey pinned second, pointing up to open fences. In the second class, freshman Amanda Picciotto took fourth to push Brown up to fourth with six points.

In the novice fences, senior captain Cara Rosenbaum placed fourth for three points to bring Brown into third place in s low-scoring show.

In open flat Wong pinned sixth and Picciotto placed fourth in the first class. In the second class McGoldrick took third for four points.

In intermediate flat, Rosenbaum won a first while Mahoney placed sixth for one point. Mahoney had been a strong ride going until her horse broke and then bucked.

Dungey pinned fourth in the novice flat after a one step break while senior Jena Tavormina placed fifth. Before the walk trot canter, Brown was tied for fifth with 16 points, seven behind first-place URI.

Senior Marissa Fuerst had a great ride to start the walk trot canter and pinned second. Junior point rider Karolina Woroniecka had a solid ride on a great dressage horse and pinned fourth for three points and pointed up to advanced.

In first class of the walk trot sophomore Augusta Clark pinned sixth in her first collegiate show. Sophomore point rider Vivian Hsiao pinned third for four points.

Brown hosts its next show on Oct. 16 at Windswept farm in Warren, R.I.

Final Scores

1. URI – 32

2. Becker – 28

3. UMass-Dartmouth – 27

T4. Johnson & Wales – 26

T4. Roger Williams – 26

6. Brown – 23