2007 ODAC Equestrian Championships
Friday, April 6 - 1:00 p.m.
Harriet Howell Rogers Riding Center
Sweet Briar College

Final Results:

Champion Bridgewater 19 pts.
Reserve R-M Woman's 17 pts.
Third Hollins 10 pts.
Fourth Lynchburg 8 pts.
Fifth Washington & Lee 7 pts.
Sixth Sweet Briar 5 pts.

2007 Riding Awards:

2007 Scholar Rider of the Year
C.J. Caniglia - Bridgewater

Rookie of the Year
Lindsay Clark - Bridgewater

Rider of the Year
Lindsay Clark - Bridgewater

Coach of the Year
Sarah Irvine - Bridgewater

2007 All-ODAC Riding Team

Lindsay Clark - Bridgewater
Betsy Christianson - R-M Woman's
Meghan Kaminski - Sweet Briar
Kristen Ackerson - R-M Woman's
Ashley Billman - Washington & Lee
Codi Lambert - R-M Woman's
Kiltie Tompkins - Washington & Lee
Lauren Kasnet - Lynchburg
Brooks Vardell - Washington & Lee
Patti Ann Thornton - Bridgewater



W&L RIDING CONTINUES FINE SHOWINGS

The Riding Team had an extremely productive week of practice over February Break, close on the heels of its Reserve Championship finish at Bridgewater on the 17th. Originally scheduled for the subsequent weekend, the UVA and Hollins shows were cancelled due to an outbreak of infectious disease (E-HV1) in northern Virginia which brought all equine activity to a halt until the middle of this month. The UVA and Hollins intercollegiates, along with the Region 2 Championships, were held this past week, immediately followed by IHSA Zone IV Championships at Virginia Tech on Sunday, April 1st.

The Generals mounted an assault at academic-rival UVA's show on Sunday, March 25th, led by senior Brynne Archer's win in Novice Over Fences, to finish a close fifth. (Archer has been accepted to medical school at UVA.) The UVA show, like the next show at Hollins, was a "team-only" event, limiting participant schools to only one rider for each of the eight divisions; normally, four to five additional riders compete at each show. At Hollins, the Mounted Generals finished sixth, securing a seventh-place overall finish in the region ahead of Lynchburg, Radford and Longwood, not far behind sixth-place James Madison. Hollins strong finish earned it the Regional Championship over Bridgewater College.

The Regional Championships were held immediately following the Hollins IHSA, with a different judge, as qualified riders contested for a top-three finish and a chance to compete at the Zone championships on Sunday at Tech. Congratulations to the five W&L riders who qualified for the honor to compete at regionals: Lilly Haywood, Intermediate Flat Equitation; Sarah Bujtas, Intermediate Equitation Over Fences; Brynne Archer, Novice Flat Equitation (3rd); Brittany Bansak, Novice Equitation Over Fences (6th); and Kathryn George, Walk-Trot Equitation (Reserve Champion). Additional congratulations to junior Ashley Billman whose consistent performances throughout the year garnered her sixth place honors in the race for the Cacchione Cup High Point Rider honors for the region. At the Zone 4 Championships, both George and Archer rode well to receive honorable mentions for sixth place honors in their respective divisions against very tough competition.

UVA IHSA, Sunday, March 25, 2007
Team: fifth place

Kiltie Tompkins: reserve, Intermediate Over Fences
Brynne Archer: 1st place, Novice Equitation Over Fences
Brooks Vardell: 5th place, Open Equitation on the Flat
Kiltie Tompkins: 4th place, Intermediate Flat
Alice Shih: 3rd place, Walk-Trot-Canter
Hila Yashar: 4th place, Walk-Trot

Hollins IHSA, Friday, March 30, 2007
Team: sixth place

Ashley Billman: 2nd place, Open Equitation Over Fences
Brooks Vardell: 5th place, Open Equitation on the Flat
Amy Conant: 6th place,Walk-Trot-Canter

Z4, Region 2 Championships, Hollins University, March 30, 2007
Kathryn George: Reserve Champion,Walk-Trot
Brynne Archer: 3rd place, Novice Flat Equitation
Brittany Bansak: 6th place, Novice Equitation Over Fences

Zone 4 Championships, Virginia Tech, Sunday, April 1, 2007
Kathryn George: sixth place, Walk-Trot
Brynne Archer: sixth place, Novice Flat Equitation



W&L RIDING OPENS STRONG SPRING SEASON

The W&L Riding Team is off and running for the winter season, moving up from a healthy fifth-place finish last Saturday at Sweet Briar to claim the Reserve Championship title at today's Bridgewater College IHSA show, where the Generals bested all but host college Bridgewater, including regional powerhouses Hollins and UVA.

Garnering ribbons in every class at Bridgewater, including wins by co-captains Kiltie Tompkins and Lilly Haywood, and second-place finishes by Alice Shih and Brooks Vardell, the Generals galloped to their best team result of the season in definitive fashion.

Also during the past two shows, four more riders have qualified to attend IHSA Regionals (@ UVA 2/28). Joining Brynne Archer (Novice Flat - qualified at Radford in October) for Regionals are Sarah Bujtas (Intermediate Over Fences) and Kathryn George (Walk-Trot), who qualified at Sweet Briar; and co-captains Brittany Bansak (Novice Over Fences) and Lilly Haywood (Intermediate Flat), who qualified at Bridgewater today.

The Riding Team completes its regular IHSA season with back-to-back shows Saturday 2/24 at Hollins and Sunday 2/25 at UVA.

Team Results
Bridgewater College IHSA, 2/17/07: Reserve Champion
Sweet Briar College IHSA, 2/10/07: 5th
RMWC/LC IHSA, 2/9/07: 8th

Individual Results

BRIDGEWATER
Open Over Fences:
Ashley Billman, 3rd
Brooks Vardell, 5th

Intermediate Fences:
Kiltie Tompkins, 5th

Novice Fences:
Brittany Bansak, 5th — REGIONAL QUALIFIER
Brynne Archer, 6th

Open Flat:
Brooks Vardell, 2nd
Ashley Billman, 5th

Intermediate Flat:
Kiltie Tompkins, 1st
Lilly Haywood, 1st — REGIONAL QUALIFIER

Novice Flat:
Catherine Hook, 4th

Walk-Trot-Canter:
Alice Shih, 2nd

Walk-Trot:
Hila Yashar, 4th

SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE
Intermediate Fences:
Sarah Bujtas, 3rd — REGIONAL QUALIFIER

Novice Fences:
Brittany Bansak, 3rd
Brynne Archer, 6th

Open Flat:
Ashley Billman, 2nd
Emily Coyle, 6th

Intermediate Flat:
Lilly Haywood, 5th

Novice Flat:
Catherine Hook, 4th

Walk-Trot-Canter:
Alice Shih, 6th

Walk-Trot:
Kathryn George, 4th — REGIONAL QUALIFIER

RMWC/LC
Open Over Fences:
Ashley Billman, 2nd
Brooks Vardell, 3rd

Open Flat:
Brooks Vardell, 3rd
Ashley Billman, 3rd

Intermediate Flat:
Lilly Haywood, 3rd
Kiltie Tompkins, 5th

Novice Flat:
Catherine Hook, 3rd
Karen Klein, 4th

Walk-Trot:
Kathryn George, 4th



Bridgewater College IHSA
Oak Manor Farm, Weyers Cave, Va.
Saturday, November 4, 2006

1 - UVA, 39
2 - RMWC, 33
3 - Hollins, 32
4 - Bridgewater, 26
4 - JMU, 26
6 - Washington & Lee, 25
7 - Lynchburg, 23
8 - Longwood, 16
9 - Sweet Briar, 15
10 - Radford, 6

Class 8, Section A - Open Equitation Over Fences: Ashley Billman, 4th
Class 8, Section B - Open Equitation Over Fences: Brooks Vardell, 6th
Class 7, Section A - Open Equitation on the Flat: Emily Coyle, 5th
Class 7, Section B - Open Equitation on the Flat: Brooks Vardell, 4th
Class 6, Section A - Intermediate Equitation Over Fences: Kiltie Tompkins, 4th
Class 6, Section B - Intermediate Equitation Over Fences: Sarah Bujtas, 2nd
Class 5, Section A - Intermediate Equitation Flat: Lilly Haywood, 4th
Class 5, Section B - Intermediate Equitation Flat: Brittany Bansak, 4th
Class 4, Section A - Novice Equitation Over Fences: Brittany Bansak, 3rd
Class 3, Section B - Novice Equitation Flat: Catherine Hook, 4th
Class 2, Section A - Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter: Alice Shih, 4th
Class 1 - Walk/Trot Equitation: Kathryn George, 3rd



Randolph Macon Woman's College/Lynchburg College IHSA
RMWC Riding Center, Lynchburg, Va.
Friday, October 27, 2006

1 - Bridgewater, 40
2 - Hollins, 31
3 - UVA, 28
3 - JMU, 28
5 - RMWC, 24
5 - Sweet Briar, 24
7 - Lynchburg, 17
8 - Longwood, 12
9 - Washington & Lee, 9
10 - Radford, 8

Class 8, Section A - Open Equitation Over Fences: Ashley Billman, 5th
Class 8, Section B - Open Equitation Over Fences: Brooks Vardell, 3rd
Class 7, Section A - Open Equitation on the Flat: Brooks Vardell, 6th
Class 6, Section B - Intermediate Equitation Over Fences: Lilly Haywood, 5th
Class 5, Section A - Intermediate Equitation Flat: Kiltie Tompkins, 5th
Class 5, Section B - Intermediate Equitation Flat: Sarah Bujtas, 6th
Class 4, Section B - Novice Equitation Over Fences: Brittany Bansak, 5th



Hollins University IHSA
Hollins Riding Center, Roanoke, Va.
Saturday, October 21, 2006

1 - Sweet Briar, 35
2 - RMWC, 31
3 - Hollins, 29
3 - Bridgewater, 29
5 - Lynchburg, 28
6 - UVA, 25
7 - Washington & Lee, 23
8 - JMU, 21
9 - Longwood, 8
10 - Radford, 6

Class 8, Section A - Open Equitation Over Fences: Ashley Billman, 3rd
Class 7, Section A - Open Equitation on the Flat: Brooks Vardell, 2nd
Class 7, Section B - Open Equitation on the Flat: Emily Coyle, 6th
Class 6, Section A - Intermediate Equitation Over Fences: Kiltie Tompkins, 5th
Class 5, Section A - Intermediate Equitation Flat: Brittany Bansak, 6th
Class 5, Section B - Intermediate Equitation Flat: Sarah Bujtas, 4th
Class 4, Section B - Novice Equitation Over Fences: Brittany Bansak, 4th
Class 3, Section A - Novice Equitation Flat: Catherine Hook, 4th
Class 2, Section B - Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter: Alice Shih, 5th
Class 1 - Walk/Trot Equitation: Kathryn George, 1st

 


 

Oct. 1, 2006 Radford Invitational 8th of 10 teams

 

Open Fences  
Brooks Vardell 4th place

 

Open Flat  
Ashley Billman 1st place

 

Intermediate Fences  
Sarah Bujtas 6th place

 

Intermediate Flat  
Brittany Bansak 2nd place
Kiltie Tompkins 3rd place
Lilly Haywood 5th place

 

Novice Fences  
Brittany Bansak 4th place

 

Novice Flat  
Brynne Archer 2nd place
Catherine Hook 2nd place
Karen Klein 6th place

 

Walk-Trot  
Kathryn George 2nd place

 

Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter  
Alice Shih 3rd place