Women's Equestrian Earns High Point Title at Columbia Show


LEONIA, N.J. - The LIU Post women's equestrian team continued its winning streak at the Columbia Show at the Bergen Equestrian Center Sunday. The team has now won 15-straight regular season shows since 2016. "Really proud of the girls," said head coach Brooke Chasin. " We had some rough draws and what started out as a tough morning ended up a successful day."

Sophomores Hedda Walltott and Nicole Palmer both qualified for regionals in their respective classes. Walltott finished first in her novice fences class and Palmer placed third in her intermediate class pointing out into the next division. Freshman Miko McGovern was high point rider for a second week in a row placing first in open flat and first over fences. Junior Samantha Ayala was reserve high point rider winning her open fences class and finishing third on the flat. The day started off with the open division with senior Mallory Slack finishing second in both flat and fences. Chloe Hoerner also placed third in over fences. LIU Post intermediate riders then dominated with freshman Grace Titus finishing first in her jumping class. The wins continued in novice with freshman Mikayla Shipman winning her jumping and freshman Katherine Garciaplacing second Junior Kassidy Scheuring and freshman Jackie Davis won their respective sections of novice flat. The day closed out with freshman Lauren Windsor finishing first in walk/trot/canter, freshman Ava Lazarus placing second and sophomore Sarah Wung finishing second in walk/trot. Up Next The Pioneers next show is at Olde Towne Equestrian Center in Selden, New York, on Oct. 21 when it competes at the Stony Brook University Show.

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