William Woods equestrians win championships at Germantown

The William Woods University Hunter/Jumper Show Team competed at the Springtime Encore Horse Show, capturing a Division Championship and a Division Reserve Championship. Michele Smith, associate professor of equestrian studies, coached the team at the show in Germantown, Tennessee, April 14-17.

For more than 30 years, the West Tennessee Hunter Jumper Association has been presenting what are considered some of the finest Hunter/Jumper shows in the South Central/ Midwestern United States. The premier A-rated USEF-rated horse shows offer competition for beginners and advanced hunter and jumper riders alike. The class offerings include a full range of hunt seat, equitation, classics and derbies along with jumper divisions for every skill level.

Members of the William Woods University Hunter/Jumper Show Team gather with their coach, Michele Smith. Left to right, they are: Megan Shahinian, Vonla Glassman, Annie Jean Graber, Michele Smith, Jennifer Koch and Morgan Holmes.
Members of the William Woods University Hunter/Jumper Show Team gather with their coach, Michele Smith. Left to right, they are: Megan Shahinian, Vonla Glassman, Annie Jean Graber, Michele Smith, Jennifer Koch and Morgan Holmes.

These are the results from the show:

Jennifer Koch riding Timeless (Timmie), second, third and seventh in the Modified Adult Hunters, five firsts in the Low Hunter and Division Champion

Megan Shahinian riding Golden Years (Cash), four seconds in Over Fences in the Low Open Hunters, second in Under Saddle in the Low Hunters and Division Reserve Champion

Morgan Holmes riding Omnistar (Odis), first and reserve champion in Meter .90 and second in Low/Child Adult One Meter Jumpers

Vonla Glassman riding Pass the Chip (Chip), two thirds in the Meter .90, fourth and fifth in the Low Child/Adult One Meter Jumpers

Annie Graber riding Remington Van Beau (Remi), fourth, fifth and two sixths in Over Fences in the Performance Hunters