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Four Lady Flames Hunt Seat riders advance to Zone 4 finals

February 24, 2019  |  Amherst, Va. 

Liberty's Zone 4 qualifiers  Sarah Reese (from left), Amber Gayheart, Brooke Boan, and Kate Donnelly display their ribbons at Saturday's Region 4 Championships at Sweet Briar College. test test test test
Liberty's Zone 4 qualifiers Sarah Reese (from left), Amber Gayheart, Brooke Boan, and Kate Donnelly display their ribbons at Saturday's Region 4 Championships at Sweet Briar College.

Junior Amber Gayheart clinched the Cacchione Cup as the Region 4 High-Point Rider and was one of four Liberty University Hunt Seat equestrian team members out of the five that competed in Saturday's IHSA Region 4 Championships at Sweet Briar College to qualify for the April 6 Zone competition hosted by the University of Virginia at the Barracks Stable in Charlottesville.

Gayheart won the Open Flat division Saturday after previously qualifying for Zones in Open Fences. Liberty sophomore Brooke Boan was Champion of the Walk-Trot-Canter division, junior Kate Donnelly was Reserve Champion in Walk-Trot-Canter, and senior Sarah Reece earned Reserve Champion honors in Walk-Trot to qualify for Zones.

Amber Gayheart was the Open Flat Champion rider.

Senior Morgan Faber narrowly missed advancing with her third-place finish in Intermediate Flat.

"It was a good day," Liberty Head Coach Suzanne Flaig said. "We were so happy with all the performances on Saturday. They are doing some of their best riding of year in the postseason."

Top finishers in the Zone competition will qualify to compete in the May 2-5 IHSA National Championships at the New York State Fairgrounds Coliseum in Syracuse, N.Y.

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Schedule
Results
Feb 22, 9:00 AM - Martin Community College
at
Equestrian
Western
Game Time
Equestrian
at Western
Feb 22, 9:00 AM - Martin Community College

Equestrian
at IHSA Zone 4 Region 4 Finals Horse Show at UMW
Feb 22, 10:00 AM - Fredericksburg, VA

Equestrian
at Western Regionals
Feb 23, 9:00 AM - Martin Community College

Equestrian
at Western Semi Finals
Mar 21, 9:00 AM - Martin Community College

Equestrian
at Hunt Seat Zones
Apr 4, 9:00 AM - St. Andrews University

Full Schedule

Feb 15
Equestrian
at University of Mary Washington IHSA Horse Show
3rd Place Finish

Feb 15
Equestrian
at Martin Community College/North Carolina State Univ
Tie for 4th

Feb 9
Equestrian
at Sweet Briar College IHSA Horse Show
1st place finish

Feb 8
Equestrian
vs. Hunt Seat
3rd Place Finish

Feb 1
Equestrian
at Western
3rd place finish

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