WWU Riders Earn Championships at Irish Fox Winter Series III

Three William Woods University equestrian coaches, Dr. Linda McClaren, Michele Smith and Bonnie Carr, coordinated their efforts to send 16 WWU riders and horses to the Irish Fox Winter Series III Show April 6-7 in Lake St. Louis, Mo. They brought back several championships.

Major results were:

  •  MJ Lhotan riding KilKenny Kool: 2nd and 6th in Open Hunter over fences; 1st, 1st, 5th and 3rd in Limit Rider Hunter Division classes, earning the Championship
  • Ashley Larkins riding Lady Jane: three 3rd placings and two 1st placings to earn the Championship in the Beginner Rider Hunter Division
  • Victoria Berlin riding Oksana: 5th, 3rd in Open Hunter classes and swept the Performance Hunter division with three 1st placings, earning the Championship
  • Angela Villavicencio and Remington: 6th place in Open Hunter division and two 2nd placings and a 3rd in Performance Hunters, earning the Reserve Championship. Angela and Remington also competed in the Adult Hunter division, earning a 2nd and a 3rd. Angela also won the MHSA Medallion in a class that is judged on the rider’s ability to successfully ride several tests of horsemanship.

Other results were:

  • Katie Hodges riding Willoux: 2nd and 3rd in Child/Adult Jumper:. in Meter 1-1.10: 1st and 1st
  • Caydie Bennet riding Gipeau Des Estisses: 1st , Adult Equitation on the Flat; 3rd, MHSA Medallion; 2nd and 2nd, Meter 1.10 Jumpers
  • Brooke Stromsdorfer riding Shadowfax: 3rd and 6th in Child/Adult Jumper
  • Addie Carion riding Spyglass Hills Mojo: 5th in Child/Adult Jumper
  • Sarah Keylon riding Rowenda’s Irish Mist: 1st and 3rd in Intro Rider Jumper
  • Ashley Barnes riding Astound: 5th and 2nd in Intro Rider Jumper
  • Elissa Grossman and Jake the Rockstar: a 3rd in Intro Rider Jumper

  • Anna Miller riding Weston: 6th and 4th place in Open Hunter classes and 2nd and 2 3rd places in Performance Hunters
  • Katie Johnson riding Astound: two 2nd placings and a 6th in Limit Rider Hunter Division
  • Kathleen McDaniel riding Merlin: 2nd, 4th and 6th in Limit Rider Hunter classes
  • Kayla Lancashire and Prairie Silver: 5th placing in Limit Rider Hunter Under Saddle
  • Ellen Morris and What the Doctor Ordered: 4th place in Limit Rider Hunter Under Saddle.

Also, Colleen Harper-Hertzog, a WWU alumna, riding Voila!, took 4th in Child/Adult Jumper and 5th in the MHSA Medallion class.

MJ Lhotan rides KilKenny Kool to a championship in Limit Rider Hunter Division classes.
Katie Hodges and Caydie Bennet show off their blue ribbons.
Anna Miller rides Weston in hunter classes.