The Sacred Heart Equestrian Team remains in first place after the last competition of the fall semester. After competing at UConn on November 19th, the team ended the fall semester 19 points ahead and has set their sights high for the remaining competition season.
Although a final place of third was the result of the UCONN show, Sacred Heart had a total of five first place ribbons.
Senior Abbie Britton placed 5th in Open Fences and 3rd in Open Flat. Senior Brian Buchanan, who also rides on our Western team, placed 4th in Open Flat and 6th in Open Fences. Senior Nicole D'Agostino placed 4th in Novice Flat and 6th in Novice Fences. Senior Adrianna Dattoli, also riding on the Western team and moving up a division from Novice, placed 2nd in her Intermediate Fences class. Junior Devan Beaulieu placed 4th in Open Flat. Sophomore Jocelyn Alfieri contributed to the team by placing 1st in her section of Open Fences. Freshman Taylor DiBella, placed 2nd in Novice Flat and 1st in Intermediate Fences, giving Sacred Heart another 7 points towards their team total. Sophomore Allie Buccos Placed 4th in Intermediate Flat. Freshman Cortney Sevigny placed 2nd in Novice Fences and 1st in Novice Flat, adding another 7 points to the team total. Sophomore Arielle Pagano, moving up from W/T/C, placed 6th in Novice Flat. Freshman Taylor Robbins, who rides both Hunt Seat and Western, won her first blue IHSA ribbon in Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter. Freshman Sara Scorpa placed 5th in her section of Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter. Junior Amelia Skerys is keeping her winning streak alive by placing first in her second IHSA competition in Walk/Trot. Junior Emma Joseph, who also rides both Hunt Seat and Western, placed 4th in her section of Walk/Trot.
Sevigny and DiBella were part of the 8-way ride off for High Point rider. The team has had a great season so far and looks forward to more success as the season progresses.
The Pioneer's will try to divide and conquer on December 3rd as the Hunt Seat Team travels to Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey to compete in the Tournament of Champions Invitational and the Western team competes in a double header at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass.