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Hunt Seat team fifth out of 10 teams in Region 5 at Averett

October 4, 2014  |  Danville, Va. 

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In its first show of the semester, the Hunt Seat team of Liberty University's equestrian program tied for fifth out of 10 teams in Region 5 of Zone 4 of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), Saturday at Averett University in Danville, Va., matching the Western team's debut showings on Sept. 20-21.

"Everybody did an excellent job," Lady Flames Head Coach Caroline Trexler said. "We had a lot of new riders, and going into a new region, (Hunt Seat coach) Lori (Matthews) really has done an excellent job of getting the girls ready and continuing the work we started last year to establish the program."

Liberty sophomore Morgan Murphy placed first in the Walk Trot category of Saturday's show hosted by Averett.

Lady Flames sophomore Morgan Murphy placed first in the Walk Trot division of the competition, while freshman Lauren Bunnell took second in Novice on the Flat and third in Novice over Fences, and sophomore Elizabeth Chenelle came in second in Intermediate over Fences and third in Intermediate on the Flat.

Also placing for Liberty were junior Mallory Walker (third in Advanced Walk Trot Canter), sophomore Kendall Carter (fourth in Open Flat and fifth in Open Fences), freshman Addie Wetteland (fifth in Open Fences), senior Emma Grace Moore (fifth in Intermediate Flat), and junior Brittany Kimmel (fifth in Novice on the Flat).

"It was an excellent day," Trexler said, noting the team arrived at 7:30 a.m. to watch the horses warm up before the show ran from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "We had nine girls show in 11 events and everybody placed in their classes. It was really, really exciting. We were so happy with everything — from the horses to how we were received by the region from the minute we walked off the bus."

Besides Averett, the other teams in Liberty's region are Appalachian State University, Elon, High Point, UNC Greensboro, Roanoke College, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and Western Carolina University.

Averett's program director, Cricket Morris, an online student at Liberty finishing her master's degree, also serves as regional director for Region 5.

"She is terrific, absolutely wonderful," Trexler said. "She runs everything, overseeing all of the yearly functions, answering questions, and getting everybody organized."

This Saturday, the Lady Flames will offer volunteers and horse handlers for the IHSA show hosted by Virginia Tech. Then on Oct. 19, Liberty will co-host another Hunt Seat event at High Point University, providing some of its horses for the show.

 

By Ted Allen/Staff Writer

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