Equestrian Finishes Third at Home Show
1. Roger Williams – 29
2T. Becker – 24
2T. University of Rhode Island – 24
3. Brown – 20
4T. Johnson & Wales – 17
4T. Rhode Island College – 17
5. Maryland – 13
6. Clark – 10
7. Assumption - 2
WARREN, R.I. – A tightly-judged, low-scoring show saw the Brown equestrian team take third place at the Brown University Show on a warm and sunny fall day at Windswept Farm on Sunday. Although no teams broke the 30-point mark, Brown rode the strength of 12 top-three finishes to accumulate 20 points, trailing only first-place Roger Williams (29), Becker (24) and Rhode Island (24).
Brown stood as high as second place after open fences thanks to the hosts taking three of six ribbons. Picciotto's top finish was complimented by point rider freshman Kabisa Baughen (Sarasota, Fla.) taking fourth and Mahoney placing sixth. Baughen also grabbed third place in the third class intermediate flat as the point rider, while sophomore Elena Buchsbaum (Madison, N.J.) and freshman Ariadne Ellsworth (Santa Fe, N.M.) pinned second in the novice flat first and second class, respectively.
Senior Mieke Lynch (Wilmington, Del.) placed third in second class intermediate fences and classmate Sophia Rabb (Weston, Mass.) pinned third in second class novice fences to pace Brown into walk trot canter, which saw another trio of third place finishes for the host team. Sophomore Emma Hall (Sheridan, N.Y.), senior Laura Kirk (Needham, Mass.) and sophomore Aine Doyle (Newbawn, Ireland) locked up third place marks in the first, second and beginner classes, respectively, but despite senior Shannon Whittaker's (Jamaica, N.Y.) second place pin in the walk trot, Brown could not sneak into the two spots and finished with 20 points on the day.
Sunday's showing launched three Brown riders into the top four spots of the Cacchione Cup standings this season. Picciotto's 12 points puts her in third place, while Baughen and Mahoney each have eight points to share fourth place in pursuit of the prestigious Intercollegiate Horse Show Association trophy.
Brown is back in the saddle on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Becker College Show in Worcester, Mass.