Coming off of a successful season opener, this weekend the equestrian team is headed to Hartwick, where the Red hopes to repeat last weekend’s performance. The Red will be competing against the same teams it competed against last weekend but the team has never performed at Hartwick and the team will be composed of fewer people. Senior captain Brooke Hafets said that, “at least the teams will give us some consistency.”
Last weekend the team placed second at the Morrisville show, while first place went to Skidmore — the defending regional champions. Hartwick placed fifth. Four Cornell riders placed in the top five in the Open Division: junior Zoe Orecki placed second, Hafets placed third, junior Julie Canter placed fifth, and sophomore Kate Cornell won the bracket. Canter was second in the region for the national Cacchione Cup last year. The team also had strong showings in the other divisions — junior Melanie Berliner placed first in the Novice Fence Division, Canter placed first in the Open Flat Division, sophomore Dawn Greenberg finished second in the Novice Flat Division, sophomore Bonnie Arzuaga placed second in the Walk-Trot Division, and senior Missy Potter finished first in the Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter division. Potter needs two more points to qualify for the Regional championships.
Hafets feels that the team should be able to defeat Skidmore shortly.
“We will beat Skidmore — it will happen,” she exclaimed.
Archived article by Tamara Webster