Equestrian Western

Anther Strong Show for Western Equestrian

Western Equestrian in action

The Alfred State Western Equestrian team had another strong showing at their final regular season show at Alfred University on Saturday. The Pioneers earned Reserve Hi-Point honors at both the morning and afternoon show.

Meagan Castoro (Syosset) and Rachel von Hagn (Bath) won top honors in both the AM and PM show. Castoro won 1st in the Beginner competition in the AM and then took 1st in the PM show in Intermediate I. von Hagn won 1st in Advanced competition in both shows. Caylen Bedow (Fillmore) was 1st in Intermediate 2 in the PM show after finishing 2nd in the morning show while Jamie Fredenburg (Fabius Pompey) was 2nd in Intermediate 2 in the AM show and claimed 1st in the PM show.

Four Pioneers, Castoro (Beginner), Fredenburg and Bedow (Intermediate 2) and Rachel McNeal (Open Horsemanship), qualified for the Regionals during the day of competition. 

Next up for the Pioneers is the Regional Show which will be held February 25th at Alfred University. Nine Pioneers will compete in the event with the top 2 placing riders in each division moving on to the Semi-Finals at the Showplex at The Fairgrounds in Hamburg.

Name Division AM Show PM Show
Meagan Castoro Beginner 1st  
Meagan Castoro Intermediate 1   1st
Brianna Lasecki Beginner 3rd 3rd
Morgan Maas Intermediate 1 4th 2nd
Caylen Bedow Intermediate 2 2nd  1st
Jamie Fredenburg Intermediate 2 2nd  1st
Amber Laibe Intermediate 2 4th 5th
Rachel Wihlen Intermediate 2 5th  6th
Jessica Bongard Novice 2nd  4th
Kirstin Reynolds Novice 6th 3rd
Hannah Schaus Novice 5th 6th
Rachel von Hagn Advanced 1st 1st
Alyssa Beardsley  Open 3rd 2nd
Rachel McNeal Open Reigning 5th  
Rachel McNeal Open Horsemanship 5th  3rd