Western riders lead region after weekend double win - Black Hawk College

Western riders lead region after weekend double win

East Campus equine program bannerThe Black Hawk College Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) Western Equestrian Team was the high point team Nov. 17 and Nov. 18 at the IHSA Western Horse Show at the college’s East Campus.

Over the two days, 42 BHC students competed against riders from Augustana College, Iowa State University, Northern Illinois University, Truman State University, the University of Wisconsin – Platteville and Western Illinois University.

Black Hawk College currently leads the region with 178 points.

Each year student riders must earn a designated number of points to qualify for the first post-season event, the Regional Championships. Still early in the show season, the BHC team already has 12 qualified riders. They are noted below with an *asterisk.

Competing for the first time in their equestrian careers were Kindall Carter, Kyra Carlisle and Riley Yermasek. Every level of rider contributes to the success of the team!

Here are the individual rider results.

Rider – hometown Saturday, Nov. 17 Sunday, Nov. 18
OPEN
Allison Gossett – Casey, IL 6 1
Elena Chapa – Maple Park, IL 5 5
*Kamryn Kruchten – Waunakee, WI 1 2
REINING
Allison Gossett 2 4
Kamryn Kruchten 3 1
ADVANCED
Kami Woodard – Norman, OK 2 2
Cali Pontnack – Winchester, IL 3 3
McKenna Lindsey – Mackinaw, IL 4 5
*Taylor Emigh – Sugar Grove, IL 1
*Madison Taylor – Taylorville, IL 1
NOVICE                               
Taylor Trone – Lewistown, IL 1
Bailey Wight – Bloomington, IL 1 5
*Aubrey Bennett – North Liberty, IN 2 1
Sam Perez – Hanover, IL 5 2
INTERMEDIATE II
Nicole Welsh – Milan, IL 1 4
*Makaila Moore – DeWitt, IA 2
Brooke Bastian – Hopedale, IL 4 6
Michaela Weiss – Wadesville, IN 1
Caitlynn Marit – Trivoli, IL 1 3
Grace Wolfington – Sheboygan, WI 6 2
Katherine Miller – North English, IA 2
*Janae Maskell – Warrenville, IL 1
Paula Burke – Prophetstown, IL 2
*Sarah Stanger – Algonquin, IL 3
Emily Barbknecht – Waseca, MN 2
Levi Evans – Indianapolis, IN 1 2
Sophie Otto – Gridley, IL 5 1
Sara Harrmann – Hortonville, WI 6
*Krystalle Halverson – Stoughon, WI 1
Kristie Puckett – Hagerstown, IN 5
*Gabi Hirsch – Peoria, IL 3
Anna Marolf – Milan, IL 1
Olivia Henning – Marshall, WI 1
*Ezequiel Bustamante – Caracas, Venezuela 5
Andrea Yeager – Bristol, IN 2
INTERMEDIATE I
Andrea Seabloom – Woodhull, IL 5
BEGINNER
*Payton Patrick – Port Byron, IL 1
*Amanda Carlson – Aledo, IL 4 1
Josh Worten – Lake Butler, FL 2 1
Ben Corey – Ewing, MO 3 1
Jayna Trueblood – Logansport, IN 1 4
Riley Yermasek – Ligonier, IN 3
Kyra Carlisle – Normal, IL 4
Kindall Carter – Fisher, IL 6