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Murphy, Chenelle ride for Lady Flames in IHSA Zone IV Finals

March 28, 2015  |  Baltimore, Md. 

Lady Flames senior Morgan Murphy placed sixth out of 10 riders in the Beginner walk-trot division, Saturday at Goucher College. test test test test
Lady Flames senior Morgan Murphy placed sixth out of 10 riders in the Beginner walk-trot division, Saturday at Goucher College.

Sophomore Hunt Seat riders Morgan Murphy and Elizabeth Chenelle were the Liberty University equestrian team's first two representatives at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone IV Finals, hosted by Goucher (Md.) College on Saturday.

Murphy placed sixth out of 10 riders in the Beginner walk-trot division while Chenelle, the Region 5 champion in Intermediate over fences category, did not place in the finals, held in wintry weather conditions north of Baltimore.

Morgan Murphy
Elizabeth Chenelle

"Morgan and Liz toughed out eight hours outside in 28 degrees and snow and rode excellently against some incredibly stiff competition," Liberty Head Coach Caroline Trexler said. "These were not only the best riders from each school, but the riders that had beaten out all of the other riders in their division in each regional show. It was a privilege to be part of such an exclusive group, especially for such a young team. Goucher College did a wonderful job hosting and our region represented very well."

Liberty hopes to use the experience as a springboard for next year, when it expects to have its first Western riders qualify for IHSA Regional competition. The Western team, assisted by former Virginia Tech coach Shelby Rader, started this season after the Hunt Seat team, assisted by Lori Matthews, made its debut in 2013-14.

"It was a tremendously successful season and wonderful learning experience to qualify for both regionals and zones with such a young team," Trexler said. "We are so proud of our riders and can't wait to hit the ground running for next year."

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Schedule
Results
Feb 16, 9:00 AM - Fredericksburg, VA
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Hunt Seat @ University of Mary Washington
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Equestrian
vs. Hunt Seat @ University of Mary Washington
Feb 16, 9:00 AM - Fredericksburg, VA

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at Western Show at Martin Community College
Feb 16, 10:00 AM - Williamston, NC

Equestrian
vs. Hunt Seat @ University of Mary Washington
Feb 17, 9:00 AM - Fredericksburg, VA

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at Western Show at Martin Community College
Feb 17, 10:00 AM - Williamston, NC

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at Hunt Seat @ Regionals at Sweet Briar College
Feb 23, 9:00 AM - Sweet Briar, VA

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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