Brown Equestrian Wins Ivy League Show
Providence, R.I. – The Brown Equestrian team was strong from start to finish at the Ivy League Show and ended with a near-perfect 46-point team score (49 points are the maximum possible) topping Dartmouth, Columbia, Cornell, Penn, Princeton and Yale. Brown also earned six individual championship events.
The day started with the open fences that saw junior Lindsay Wong winning her class. Point rider Jacqueline Lubrano pinned third. Wong went on to win the open fence championship.
Next was the open flat in which Lubrano picked up her first win of the day as the Bears point rider in the event. Rookie Amanda Picciotto pinned second as Brown took an early three point lead for first place. In the open flat championship, Picciotto took the top spot.
Cara Rosenbaum won her class in the intermediate fences, while Hallee Foster also won her division and went on to win the ride-off for the championship.
In the novice fences Eleanor Sharpe pinned first in her class and won the championship ride-off while senior Marissa Fuerst earned second as Brown totaled 32 points, six ahead of second-place Cornell.
The blue ribbons kept coming for Brown as Foster earned first in the novice flat. Fuerst took second in her class.
The walk trot canter saw point rider Hannah Denton-Estlund pin first while senior Sarah Gonzalez earned second despite a tough buck out of her horse at the start of the canter. Estlund went on to win the walk trot canter championship.
The day ended with the walk trot and Brown added another top finish as Laura Kirk pinned first and went on to win the championship in the call back.
Brown has its sights set firmly on Nationals in two weeks.
1. Brown - 46
2. Cornell -38
3. Dartmouth - 28
4. Columbia - 23
5. Yale - 18
6. Princeton - 14
7. Penn - 6