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Hunt Seat equestrian riders win, team takes third at VCU

October 20, 2018  |  Richmond, Va. 

Freshman Mackenzie Barton (left) and juniors Amber Gayheart and Meagan Brandt won first-place ribbons Saturday at VCU.  test test test test
Freshman Mackenzie Barton (left) and juniors Amber Gayheart and Meagan Brandt won first-place ribbons Saturday at VCU.

Liberty University's equestrian Hunt Seat team traveled to Richmond on Saturday to compete in an IHSA Region 4 show hosted by VCU. The Lady Flames placed third out of the 10 schools in the event with 33 team points, behind only Sweet Briar College (37) and Mary Washington (35). William & Mary finished fourth with 26 points.

"It was our best team finish of the season and another big weekend for Amber Gayheart in open flat and fences," Liberty Head Coach Suzanne Flaig said.

Gayheart placed first in the Open Flat division and second in the Open Fences competition. Junior Meagan Brandt, meanwhile, finished first in the Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter division.

Among standout freshmen standout performances, Nadia Cooper took second place in Intermediate Fences; Mackenzie Barton won the Novice Fences division; Juliana Gorena placed third in Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter; and Grace Radulovic finished runner-up in the Walk Trot competition.

The Lady Flames will return to the Commonwealth's capital on Nov. 3 for another Region 4 show, this time hosted by the University of Richmond.

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Schedule
Results
Apr 6, 9:00 AM - Charlottesville, VA
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Equestrian
Hunt seat @ Zone 4 Championships at UVA
DAYS
HOURS
MINS
SECS
Equestrian
at Hunt seat @ Zone 4 Championships at UVA
Apr 6, 9:00 AM - Charlottesville, VA

Equestrian
at IHSA Nationals
May 2, 9:00 AM - TBD

Equestrian
at IHSA Nationals
May 3, 9:00 AM - TBD

Equestrian
at IHSA Nationals
May 4, 9:00 AM - TBD

Equestrian
at IHSA Nationals
May 5, 9:00 AM - TBD

Full Schedule

Nov 17
Equestrian
at Hunt Seat @ Christopher Newport University
3rd -Team Finish

Nov 3
Equestrian
at Hunt Seat @ Richmond University
2nd -Team Finish

Oct 20
Equestrian
at Hunt Seat @ Virginia Commonwealth University
3rd - Team Finish

Sep 30
Equestrian
at Hunt Seat @ Sweet Briar College
1st & 2nd - Gayheart

May 6
Equestrian
at IHSA Nationals
Mays - 10th Place

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