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Lady Flames Western riders Region 4 Reserve Champions

February 16, 2020  |  Windsor, N.C. 

Lady Flames senior Megan Brandt earned third place in Open Horsemanship in last Saturday's Western Region 4 finals show. test test test test
Lady Flames senior Megan Brandt earned third place in Open Horsemanship in last Saturday's Western Region 4 finals show.

Liberty University's Western equestrian team finished as Reserve Regional Champions to St. Andrews University at last weekend's Region 4 show at Martin (N.C.) Community College, qualifying three individual riders for the National Semi Finals in Morgantown, W.Va., in March.

The second-place team showing was the Lady Flames' best performance at the Region 4 Championships since the program started in 2014.

Sophomore Savanna Graves and seniors Madeleine Temple and Briana Bass qualified for National Semi-Finals in West Virginia.

On Saturday, sophomore Faith Dantona finished second in the Open Horsemanship event while senior Madeleine Temple placed third in Level II Western Horsemanship and senior Megan Brandt took third in Open Horsemanship. Sophomore Savanna Graves also placed second in Open Reining, qualifying for Sunday's Regional Championships.

On Day 2, Senior Brianna Bass was named Reserve Regional Champion in Level II Western Horsemanship, senior Madeleine Temple captured a Reserve Regional Champion ribbon in Level I Western Horsemanship, and sophomore Savanna Graves received Reserve Regional Champion honors in Open Reining. 

"We are looking forward to Semi Finals in West Virginia in March," Western Assistant Coach Madeline Shrode said. "Until then we will continue to work hard in and out of the arena."

Additionally, Liberty's Hunt Seat team qualified four of the six riders it sent to Saturday's Region 4 Championships at Mary Washington University to the April 4 Hunt Seat Zone 4 Championships at St. Andrews (N.C.)  Grace Radulovic won the Introductory division and fellow sophomore Juliana Gorena finished first in Novice Flat while junior Brooke Boan (Limit Fences) and sophomore Nadia Cooper (Intermediate Fences) were both Reserve Champions. 

Equestrian Links
Schedule
Results
Sep 27, 10:00 AM - Toano, VA
Equestrian at IHSA Horse Show at the College of William & Mary
DAYS
HOURS
MINS
SECS
Equestrian
at IHSA Horse Show at the College of William & Mary
Sep 27, 10:00 AM - Toano, VA

Equestrian
at IHSA Horse Show at Virginia Commonwealth Universit
Oct 18, 10:00 AM - Mechanicsville, VA

Equestrian
at University of Richmond IHSA Show
Oct 31, 10:00 AM - Ashland, VA

Equestrian
at Randolph Macon College IHSA Show
Nov 7, 10:00 AM - Ashland, VA

Equestrian
at Christopher Newport University IHSA Show
Nov 21, 10:00 AM - Toano, VA

Full Schedule

Apr 4
Equestrian
at Hunt Seat Zones
CANCELLED

Mar 21
Equestrian
at Western Semi Finals
CANCELLED

Feb 23
Equestrian
at Western Regionals
2nd Place Finish

Feb 22
Equestrian
at IHSA Zone 4 Region 4 Finals Horse Show at UMW
4/6 girls advanced

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

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