March 7, 2003

Morrisville Show Up Next For Riders

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The equestrian team’s Spring season continues tomorrow, as it travels to Morrisville for its second show there in as many weeks.

Last week, the Red had its own show moved to Morrisville due to snowy conditions, and placed second with 36 points, four points behind first-place Skidmore.

Currently, Cornell stands second in its zone with 214 total points behind Skidmore’s 252.

The top performer for Cornell last weekend was senior co-captain Julie Canter, who won the Open fences. Canter’s win earned her an invite to regionals, and she was named Reserve High Point rider of the day.

In addition, freshman Angela Barclay and junior Erin Goodrich qualified for regionals in the Open fences and Advanced walk-trot-canter, respectively.

Going into tomorrow’s show, it will be important for the Red to maintain its pace in order to qualify for the Zonal championship.

“The next two shows need to be strong,” Canter said. “The top two teams go to Zones and right now we’re sitting at number two.”

Having just ridden at Morrisville a week ago, the Red will hope to use that familiarity to its advantage.

“We think we’ll be familiar with the horses and we hope it will work to our advantage,” said Canter.

The season concludes next week at the Hartwick show.

Archived article by Owen Bochner