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Pioneers Earn Reserve High Point Honors

Pioneers Earn Reserve High Point Honors

The Alfred State Western Equestrian team made an impressive showing at their IHSA season opener at the Alfred University Equestrian Center on Saturday. 12 Alfred State riders earned top three finishes on the day.

In the morning show, the Pioneers walked away as the reserve hi-point team. They were led by a strong showing in intermediate horsemanship. Kirstin Reynolds (Portville) was 1st, Sarah Czelusta (Pioneer) and Hannah Schaus (Pioneer) earned 2nd place finishes, and Jamie Fredenburg (Fabius Pompey) finished 3rd. Rachel McNeal (Waverly) was 3rd in open reining and Brianna Lasecki (Newark) was 3rd in beginner horsemanship.

Newcomers Kathleen Crandon (Webster Thomas) and Meagan Castoro (Syosset) both earned 1st place finishes in the afternoon show. Crandon for intermediate and Castoro for beginner. McNeal was 2nd in open horsemanship, Czelusta was 2nd in intermediate, and Fredenburg was 3rd in intermediate.

The blue & gold were competing against Alfred University, Cornell, SUNY Brockport and RIT.

The Pioneers return to action on December 2nd when they compete again at Alfred University. 

Student: Division                               AM show         PM show

Rachel McNeal:  Open Reining               3rd                   4th

                        Open Horsemanship     2nd                   4th

Rachel von Hagn: Novice Horsemanship 6th                   5th

Jessica Bongard: Novice Horsemanship  6th                    -

Caylen Bedow: Intermediate HMS          4th                   5th

Kathleen Crandon: Intermediate HMS    6th                   1st

Sarah Czelusta: Intermediate HMS         2nd                  2nd

Jamie Fredenburg: Intermediate HMS    3rd                    3rd

Amber Laibe: Intermediate HMS            6th                    -

Kirstin Reynolds: Intermediate HMS      1st                    6th

Hannah Schaus: Intermediate HMS        2nd                   4th

Bailey Sykes: Intermediate HMS            5th                    5th

John Thompson: Intermediate HMS        5th                    5th

Meagan Castoro: Beginner Horsemanship 3rd                 1st

Brianna Lasecki: Beginner Horsemanship  2nd                  5th