Equestrian Places Fifth at Roger Williams Show, Rabb Earns High Point Rider
1. Roger Williams 34
2T. Johnson & Wales 30
2T. Maryland 30
3T. Clark 29
3T. Rhode Island 29
4. Becker 28
5. Brown 25
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. – Senior Sophia Rabb (Weston, Mass.) took first in the novice flat and second in novice fences to earn Reserve High Point Rider at the Roger Williams University Show on Saturday as the Brown equestrian team placed fifth overall on a chilly and blustery afternoon at Glen Farm.
Rabb's blue ribbon in the flat stood as the lone top finish for the Bears, while freshman Kabisa Baughen (Sarasota, Fla.) pinned second in open fences and the intermediate flat.
Brown started the day in strong fashion, earning seven points on Baughen's second-place ride on Sampson and fifth-place showings by senior Mieke Lynch (Wilmington, Del.) and Hailey Roumimper (Scotts Valley, Calif.) in the intermediate fences. Rabb guided her horse Kat to second place in the second class intermediate fences and sophomore Alisa Berg (St. Louis, Mo.) pinned third to held the Bears grab a hold of first place, but senior Kelsey MacPherson's (Kansas City, Mo.) fourth-place finish in open flat was Brown's only notable placing in the event and knocked the team down to fourth in the standings.
Baughen's second-place ribbon in the flat boosted Brown to third overall and Rabb drew Miles for a top-tier effort, but the slide continued as 19 points overall left the Bears in fourth place.
Sophomore Adele Ruppert (Kings Park, N.Y.) opened the walk trot canter by pinning second despite drawing a challenging polo pony named Nuez. Freshman Leah Loerinc (North Dartmouth, Mass.) followed by seizing third in the walk trot, but it was not enough to climb the point ladder and the Bears found themselves with 25 points for a fifth-place finish.
Saturday's show moves Brown to fourth overall in the regional standings with 112 points, just 13 off the top spot held by Rhode Island.
Brown returns to the ring on Saturday at the UMass Dartmouth Show at Claddagh Farm in Tiverton, R.I.