Western Named High Point Team In Both Shows at Mount Holyoke Double Header

Western Named High Point Team In Both Shows at Mount Holyoke Double Header

HADLEY, Mass.- The Sacred Heart University Equestrian team was named the High Point of the Mount Holyoke Western Double Header show this morning and afternoon. The team picked up two wins as the won both the morning show and the afternoon show. The team returns to action on in the new year as they will compete on Sunday February 3 as the Western Squad will travel to UCONN to compete in there Western Show. 

Senior Cariann Johnson, sophomore Hailey Tyler, senior Victoria Caputo and senior Michelle Johnson all qualified for the Western Regionals with their impressive individual event performances. The Western Regionals will take place Saturday, February 16. 

 

Morning Show Results 

Reining | Michelle Johnson placed 1st

 

Open Horsemanship Section A: Cariann Johnson and Megan Griffin placed 1st and 3rd.

 

Beginner Horsemanship | Nicole Langlais placed 3rd

 

Intermediate II Horsemanship Section A | Emery Smith placed 1st

Intermediate II Horsemanship Section B | Carly Julius & Danielle DeRisio placed 1st & 2nd

Intermediate II Horsemanship Section C | Hailey Tyler placed 1st

 

Novice Horsemanship | Brigitta Shepard & Gina Gramarossa placed 1st & 2nd

 

Advanced Horsemanship | Emily Spellman & Victoria Caputo placed 1st & 3rd.

 

1. SHU - 39, High Point Team

2. UCONN - 26, Reserve High Point Team 

3. UMass-Amherst - 16

4. Mount Holyoke College - 13

5. Central Connecticut State - 7

 

Michelle Johnson was named the Reserve High Point Rider of the morning show. 

 

Afternoon Show Results

Reining | Michelle Johnson placed 4th

 

Open Horsemanship Section A | Cariann Johnson & Michelle Johnson placed 1st & 2nd

Open Horsemanship Section B | Victoria Caputo & Megan Griffin placed 1st & 2nd

 

Beginner Horsemanship Section B | Nicole Langlais placed 1st

 

Intermediate II Horsemanship Section A | Danielle DeRisio & Abby Fessele placed 2nd & 4th

Intermediate II Horsemanship Section B | Carly Julius & Emery Smith placed 2nd & 4th

 

Novice Horsemanship Section A | Gina Gramarossa placed 1st

Novice Horsemanship Section B | Brigitta Shepard placed 1st

 

Advanced Horsemanship | Olivia Zwernemann & Emily Spellman placed 3rd & 4th

 

Team Placings & Scores:

1. SHU - 32, High Point Team

2. UMass-Amherst - 29, Reserve High Point Team 

3. Mount Holyoke College - 22

4. UCONN - 20

5. Central Connecticut State - 10