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Chenelle places 10th in Cacchione Cup at 50th IHSA nationals

May 5, 2017  |  Lexington, Ky. 

Hunt Seat Assistant Coaches Suzanne Flaig (from left) and Kimberly Counts, Elizabeth Chenelle and fellow senior rider Cassandra Steptoe, and Head Coach Jim Arrigon pose with a Liberty banner at the Kentucky Horse Park's Altech Arena.  test test test test
Hunt Seat Assistant Coaches Suzanne Flaig (from left) and Kimberly Counts, Elizabeth Chenelle and fellow senior rider Cassandra Steptoe, and Head Coach Jim Arrigon pose with a Liberty banner at the Kentucky Horse Park's Altech Arena.

Senior captain Elizabeth Chenelle, Liberty University's first national qualifier, competing in the 50th annual Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championships in Lexington, Ky., finished 10th out of 41 open riders representing their respective regions in the Cacchione Cup.

Chenelle ranked 18th after Friday's first round to make the 24-rider cut to the second round, where she finished with the seventh-highest score from the judges, moving her up to 10th overall. Only the top five riders advanced to Saturday's finals.

Elizabeth Chenelle rides Andy in Friday's second phase.

"She rode the best that she could and we were very happy, really pleased with her ride," Liberty Head Coach Jim Arrigon said. "She rode the Skidmore College horse, Andy, in the second phase, which was better."

Uccello, one of three horses Liberty brought to the show, wore the university's logo in the Cacchione Cup class, carrying the University of Delaware's rider to a fifth-place overall finish and a Cornell University rider to a top-10 showing. 

Centenary College's Catherine Steiner was the overall Cacchione Cup champion.

Savannah College of Art & Design won its third consecutive Hunter Seat national championship team title, while St. Andrews (N.C.) University defended its Western team championship.

Arrigon added another National Championship to his career record, as he coached Emily Kowalchik, his former student who donated Uccello to Liberty, to her second consecutive Alumni National Championship.

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at Virginia Commonwealth University IHSA Horse Show
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Sep 22, 10:00 AM - Toano, VA

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Sep 28, 10:00 AM - Toano, VA

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at Hunt Seat @ Regionals at Sweet Briar College
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Feb 17
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at Western Show at Martin Community College
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Feb 17
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Feb 16
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Feb 16
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