Catherine Bailey-Sullivan '13
Randolph-Macon College Equestrian Team recently traveled to Goucher College
in Baltimore, Maryland for the first show of the 2012-2013 season. Four freshman
and four seniors rode for the Yellow Jackets at the competition. Sixteen teams were
represented at the show.
Catherine Bailey Sullivan ’13 was first in Advanced Walk/Trot /Canter.
Sydney Stevens ’16 took home the blue in Beginning Walk/Trot/Canter
and Kristin Kunz ’16 was third in her first ever Intercollegiate
Horse Show Association (IHSA) show. Mary Margaret Petersen ’13
was second in Intermediate over fences and Emily Watt ’13 was fourth
in the Open Flat class.
“All in all, it was a great show,” says Dana Lesesne, the Equestrian Team coach.
“R-MC finished 8th for the day, and we look forward to our next show on October
27, once again at Goucher College.” Lesesne spent her childhood, teen and college
years competing in the sport of three-day eventing. She is a graduate “A” with the
United States Pony Club, and she is actively competing her own young horse at horse
trials in the Virginia area.
The Randolph-Macon College equestrian club and team welcomes riders of all levels
who are interested in competing in hunt seat equitation (all IHSA Region 1 competitions
are hunt seat equitation). The team trains at The Pines, which is located only three
miles from campus. Lesesne encourages less-experienced riders to consider becoming
part of the team.
“IHSA shows are fun and exciting, with competition at a range of levels from beginner
(walk/trot) through experienced (open),” she says. “Because points are awarded equally
for place finishes at all levels, this is truly a sport where every member can make
a difference for the team.”
Click on R-MC Equestrian Club
for more information.