Hunter/Jumpers Compete in Tulsa Horse Show

The Hunter Jumper Show Team from William Woods University
recently competed in the week-long GO Tulsa Spring AA Show in Tulsa, Okla. Each
of the 22 horse and rider pairs won ribbons in their respective classes, and
two students earned Division Reserve Championships.

Caydie Bennett, riding Gipeau Des Etisses, earned
the Reserve Championship in the Low Child/Adult Jumpers and Elyse Nickless, riding Cleo, won the
Reserve Championship in the GO 2’ Hunter Divison.
 
Bennett and Gipou Des Etisses also earned sixth in Adult EQ,
fourth in Adult EQ Flat, First in Low Child/Adult, and Fourth in Low
Child/Adult Jumper Classic. In addition, Nickless and Chloe placed fourth,
sixth, and eighth in Beginner Rider, fifth in Beginner Rider U/S, first in GO
Hunter 2’, second and forth in Beginner EQ, fourth in Beginner EQ Flat, and
fifth in Warm Up.
 
Other results:
  • Rachel Arnold, riding Lentado, received eighth place in the 1.0M,
    fifth in the Low Child/Adult and sixth in the Low Child/Adult Jumper
    Classic.
  • Victoria Berlin, riding Oksana, earned ninth in Performance HT 3’3
    & 3’6, eighth in Adult Amateur 18-35 and fourth in Adult Amateur
    18-35.
  • Ana Burman, riding Omnistarr, earned eighth in 1.0M, eighth in
    1.10 M, fourth in High Children’s/Adult and sixth in High Children’s/Adult.
  • Kayla Cardinal, riding Forest Warfare, earned seventh in Adult Amateur
    18-35 U/S, seventh in GO 3’ U/S, tenth in WIHS/NAL/M&S Adult Classic
    and fifth in Warm Up.
  • Geri Crawford, riding Kilkenny Kool, earned third and fourth in GO
    2’6, second, third and two sixths in Intermediate Rider, fourth in
    Intermediate Rider U/S, first and fifth in Intermediate EQ, eighth in
    Intermediate EQ Flat, fourth in 2’3”-2’9” Classic and fourth and third in
    Warm Up.
  • Kylee Elliott, riding All That, earned seventh in Adult Amateur
    18-35, fifth GO 3’ U/S and fourth in WIHS/NAL/M&S Adult Classic.
  • Jacque Franco, riding Colonia, earned second in the 1.10M, two sixths
    and a second place in High Children’s/Adult and second in WIHS/NAL/M&S
    Child/Adult Classic.
  • Annie Graber, riding Double Shot Expresso, placed fifth and seventh
    in Adult Amateur, fourth in Adult Amateur, eighth in GO 3’, fourth in GO
    3’ U/S, fourth in Adult EQ, eighth in Adult EQ flat, and third, fifth and
    fourth in warm up.
  • Megan Graber, riding Juneau, placed seventh in both Adult Amateur
    18-35 and GO 3’. She also placed sixth in GO 3’ and GO 3’ U/S, fifth in
    Adult EQ, second in Adult EQ flat and sixth in Warm up.
  • Taylor Hahn, riding Flint, placed fifth and fourth in High Children’s/Adult
    Eq and third in Classic.
  • Aubrie Henson, riding Timeless, placed sixth, eighth and fifth in
    Adult Amateur 18-35, fifth in GO 3’, eighth in GO 3’ U/S and fifth and
    seventh in Warm Up.
  • Sarah Heylon, riding Rowenda Irish Mist, placed eighth in .85M.
  • Kathryn Hodges, riding Willoux, placed fourth in .80M Puddle and fifth
    in 1.10M.
  • Anna Miller, riding Weston, placed fifth and sixth in Adult Amateur
    18-35, eighth in Adult Amateur 18-35 U/S, fourth and third in GO 3’, third
    in GO 3’ U/S, sixth in Adult Eq Flat, third in OHJA Medal, second in
    M&S Ariat Adult Medal, ninth in WIHS/NAL/M&S Adult Classic and
    fourth and eighth in Warm Up.
  • Julia Peairs, riding Sainted, placed sixth in .80M puddle, first in
    .85M and seventh and eighth in .95M.
  • Hannah Podgorski, riding Chin Chin, placed seventh in 1.10M, third and
    eighth in High Children’s/Adult and fifth in Classic.
  • Tara Seboldt, riding Liefhebbers Transavia, placed fifth in .80M
    puddle, sixth, seventh, and eighth in .85M and fifth and eighth in .95M.
  • Brooke Stromsdorfer, riding Shadow Fax, placed eighth and fourth in
    Low Child/Adult.
  • Angela Villavicncio, riding Remington, placed fifth and fourth in
    Adult Amateur 18-35, sixth in Adult Amateur 18-35 U/S, eighth in GO 3’,
    third in WIHS/NAL/M&S Adult Classic and second in Warm Up.
  • WWU alumna Colleen Harper-Hertzog, riding Voila, placed eighth in .85M.
 
Before the Grand Prix on Saturday night, Paul Sullivan, the
horse show announcer and an old friend of Dr. Linda McClaren’s, said some nice
words about her, and her students presented flowers, a balloon and a card in
honor of her work at William Woods University and in the equestrian world. McClaren
is retiring after being associated with WWU as a student or faculty member for
more than 30 years.
                                                                       

CUTLINE: The
Hunter Jumper Show Team from William Woods University gathers with Dr. Linda
McClaren and her dog, Tinkerbell.