Equestrian team wraps up regular season at Caz, SLU

03.07.14

CAZENOVIA/CANTON, N.Y.--The SUNY Potsdam equestrian team completed it's 2013-14 regular season with shows at Cazenovia and St. Lawrence on Feb. 22-23.

At Cazenovia, senior Kaitlin Brand (Poughkeepsie, N.Y./F.D. Roosevelt) led the Bears with a first place finish in the Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter competition. Junior Carlene Benson (Averill Park, N.Y./Averill Park) posted a second place finish in Novice Over the Fence and was third in Novice Flat. Junior Samantha Swinney (Fonda, N.Y./Fonda-Fultonville) finished third in Beginner Walk, Trot, Canter and pointed out to the Advanced level. Freshman Carmen Kenney (Massena, N.Y./Massena) was also third in the Beginner Walk, Trot, Canter competition.

The following day in at St. Lawrence, junior Alexis Hamilton (Keeseville, N.Y./AuSable Valley) was third in Novice Flat and Kenney was third in Beginner Walk, Trot, Canter. Junior Ellen Norton (Fishkill, N.Y./John Jay East) recorded fourth place finishes in the Intermediate Flat and Intermediate Over the Fence competitions.

Next up for the Bears is the Hunt Seat Regionals for the riders that have qualified. The show will be hosted by St. Lawrence on March 29.

Cazenovia Results                                                                  St. Lawrence Results
Rider  Level/Event  Place Rider Level/Event  Place
Ellen Norton Intermediate Flat
Intermediate Over the Fence 6th
6th     Ellen Norton Intermediate Flat
Intermediate Over the Fence 4th
4th
Carlene Benson Novice Flat
Novice Over the Fence 3rd
2nd  Carlene Benson Novice Flat
Novice Over the Fence 4th
4th
Alexis Hamilton Novice Flat
Novice Over the Fence 4th
6th Alexis Hamilton Novice Flat
Novice Over the Fence 3rd
4th
Christine Schofield Novice Flat 4th Christine Schofield Novice Flat 4th
Kaitlin Brand Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter 1st Kaitlin Brand Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter 5th
Samantha Swinney Beginner Walk, Trot, Canter
(pointed out to Advanced WTC) 3rd Samantha Swinney Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter 4th
Carmen Kenney Beginner Walk, Trot Canter 3rd Carmen Kenney Beginner Walk, Trot, Canter 3rd