Nov. 20, 2001
NEW LONDON, CT -- The Brown Equestrian Team traveled to Connecticut College for the final show of the fall season on November 17 and took home the Reserve High Point College and the Reserve High Point Rider Awards. Brown placed second with 38 points to host-school Connecticut College's 44 points. The University of Connecticut came in at third with 35 points. Brown increased its lead in Region I, Zone 1 to 14 points. The spring season will open with Brown in first with 189 points, followed by UConn with 175 and Conn. College with 169. Salve Regina College, which led the region at the beginning of the semester, has fallen to fourth.
Brown started the day off well in the open fences division, where Amanda Forte '02 and co-captain Elizabeth Quadros '02 went against each other in the same class. Quadros went on to win her open flat class, which qualified her for the Reserve High Point Rider Award ride-off, in which she competed against five other riders that each had first and second place finishes. Quadros was eventually awarded the Reserve High Point Rider Award. In the intermediate division, Heather McCrea '02 placed second on the flat and fourth over fences. Severine Brustlein '05 placed second in the jumping and fourth in her flat class.
In the novice division, both Ann Rundquist '02 and Jennifer Kim '04 placed first on the flat. Caroline Preston '02 placed second in the jumping and third on the flat. Debbie Yoon '02 took fourth over fences and second in the flat. The second-place finish qualified Yoon for the Regional competition in April and moved her into the intermediate flat division.
Rebecca Barker '05 captured the blue in the advanced walk-trot-canter division to keep the Bears in the running for the High Point College Award. In the end, host-school Conn. College persevered and Brown took home the reserve award to end the fall season. The spring season opens February 23rd when the Brown Equestrian Team will continue its quest for a third consecutive Region I, Zone 1 Championship and another trip to Nationals.