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Four Qualify for Equestrian Regionals

Team photo - photo credit to Laure Barr Photography

Four members of the Alfred State Western Equestrian team qualified for Regionals with strong performances at the December show held at Alfred University. As a team the Pioneers finished as the Reserve Hi-Point in both the AM and PM shows.

Mackenzie Caletka (Apalachin/Vestal), Meaghan Castoro (Syosset), Kathleen Crandon (Webster Thomas), and Sarrah Matla (LeRoy) all scored enough points to qualify for regionals. Caletka was 3rd in Intermediate 2 in the AM show and 5th in Novice in the PM show, Castoro was 3rd in Intermediate 2 in the AM show and 6th in Novice in the PM show, Crandon won the Intermediate 2 competition in the PM show after finishing 5th in the AM show, and Matla was 2nd in the morning and 1st in the afternoon.

Alyssa Beardsley (Letchworth) was 2nd in both shows in Open Reining and 4th in Open Horsemanship. For her strong performance, Beardsley earned Reserve Hi-Point rider honors during the AM show.

Megan Delianne (Lindenhurst/West Islip) was 1st in the morning and 2nd in the afternoon in Beginner Horsemanship, Jamie Fredenburg (Fabius Pompey) was 2nd in Novice in the morning, Michael Henry (Youngsville) was 2nd in Beginner in the AM, Brianna Lasecki (Newark) was 2nd in both shows in Intermediate 1, and Rachel von Hagn (Bath) was 3rd in both shows in the Open competition.

The Pioneers return to action on February 2nd at Alfred University in their final show before the IHSA Zone 2 Region 1 Championships.

December Show Results

Athlete

Division

AM Show

PM Show

Alyssa Beardsley

Open Reining

Open HMS

2nd

4th

2nd

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Caylen Bedow

 

Advanced HMS

4th

3rd

Jessica Bongard

Novice HMS

4th

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Mackenzie Caletka

Intermediate 2 HMS

Novice HMS

4th

 

 

5th

Meaghan Castoro

Intermediate 2 HMS

Novice HMS

3rd

 

6th

Jennifer Cirigliano

Beginner HMS

4th

4th

Kathleen Crandon

Intermediate 2 HMS

5th

1st

Megan Delianne

Beginner HMS

1st

2nd

Jamie Fredenburg

Novice HMS

2nd

6th

Michael Henry

Beginner HMS

2nd

4th

Amber Laibe

Novice HMS

6th

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Brianna Lasecki

Intermediate 1 HMS

2nd

2nd

Morgan Maas

Intermediate 1 HMS

Intermediate 2 HMS

3rd

 

5th

Sarrah Matla

Intermediate 2 HMS

2nd

1st

Rachel von Hagn

Open HMS

3rd

3rd