The trio of Alyssa Beardsley (Letchworth), Meagan Castoro (Syosset), and Rachel von Hagn (Haverling) had a strong showing at the Western Semi-Final Championships held at the Showplex at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. The performances of Beardsley and Castoro earned them a spot at the IHSA National Championships.
Beardsley won the competition in the individual advanced horsemanship category while Castoro was 3rd in the individual beginner horsemanship field. von Hagn earned 6th place in the individual novice horsemanship competition.
The field at the Western Semi-Final included teams from Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Iowa, California, Arizona, Washington and Oregon.
Beardsley and Castoro will travel to the IHSA National Championships in Harrisburg, PA. The event will be held May 3 - 6 at the Pennsylvania Show Complex.