Riding at ODAC Championships

BRIDGEWATER, Va.—The Washington and Lee Riding team competed in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship and tied for third on Friday at Bridgewater College. Freshman Allison Lemon (Roanoke, Va./North Cross School) was tabbed to the all tournament team and garnered Rookie of the Year honors.

2008 Final Results:

Team Champion - Hollins, 17
Reserve Champion - Bridgewater, 15
T3rd - Washington and Lee, 11
T3rd - Sweet Briar, 11 
5th - Randolph, 8
6th - Lynchburg, 5

2008 Riding Awards:

Coach of the Year: Sandy Gerald (Hollins)
Rider of the Year: Patti Ann Thornton (Bridgewater)
Scholar-Athlete: Ashley Lovegrove (Randolph)
Rookie of the Year: Allison Lemon (W&L)

2008 All-Conference Team:

Patti Ann Thornton, BC
Katie Furches, HU
Ashley Lovegrove, RC
Charlotte Harris, LC
Julia Parker, HU
Kathryn Davilli, SBC
Gillian Duca Cora, BC
Lindsey Clark, BC
Bryn Hoffman, HU
Allison Lemon, W&L

Riding at IHSA Region Championships

SWEET BRIAR, Va.--The Washington and Lee Riding team competed in the IHSA Region Championship held at Sweet Briar College. The Generals were led by freshman Allison Lemon’s (Roanoke, Va./North Cross School) fifth-place finish in the intermediate fences and junior Hila Yashar's (Victoria, B.C./Lester B. Pearson) fifth-place finish in walk-trot.

Riding at Virginia Invitational

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The Washington and Lee Riding team placed fifth out of 10 teams at the University of Virgina Invitational on Sunday in Charlottesville, Va. W&L riders garnered ribbons in five classes, notched two Top Three placings and had one rider qualify for regionals. The Generals were led by freshman Allison Lemon’s (Roanoke, Va./North Cross School) first-place finish in the intermediate fences, which qualified her for regionals. The Blue and White return to action on Friday at the IHSA Regionals.

TEAM PLACINGS

Bridgewater College 30
Hollins University 29
Randolph College 26
Lynchburg College 25
Washington and Lee 18
James Madison University 17
Sweet Briar College 14
University of Virginia 12
Longwood University 5
Radford University 0

W&L INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Open Fences
Ashley Billman - 4th place

Novice Fences
Catherine Hook- 3rd place

Intermediate Fences
Allison Lemon - 1st place (Qualified for Regional Championships)

Intermediate Flat
Allie Fitter - 4th place

Walk‑Trot
Stephanie Bollheimer - 6th place

Riding at Hollins Invitational

HOLLINS, Va. -- The Washington and Lee Riding team placed eighth out of 10 teams at the Hollins Invitational on Saturday in Hollins, Va. W&L riders garnered ribbons in six classes, notched two Top Three placings and had one rider qualify for regionals. The Generals were led by senior Lilly Haywood (Raleigh, N.C./Episcopal), who finished second in the open flat, while junior Sarah Bujtas (Mount Tabor, N.J./Parsippany Hills) finished second in the open fences.

TEAM PLACINGS

Hollins University 34
James Madison University 28
University of Virginia 26
Randolph College 24
Sweet Briar College 22
Bridgewater College 21
Lynchburg College 19
Washington and Lee 14
Radford University 11
Longwood University 8

W&L INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Open Fences
Sarah Bujtas ‑ 2nd place

Intermediate Fences
Allie Fitter - 4th place

Novice Flat
Catherine Hook - 5th place (Qualified for Regional Championships)

Open Flat
Lilly Haywood - 2nd place

Walk‑Trot
Stephanie Bollheimer - 4th place

Walk-Trot-Canter
Caitlin McCurdy - 4th place

Riding at Bridgewater Invitational

Bridgewater, Va.--The Washington and Lee Riding team placed seventh out of 10 teams at the Bridgewater Invitational on Saturday in Bridgewater, Va. W&L riders garnered ribbons in seven classes and notched five Top Three placings. The Generals were led by senior Ashley Billman’s (New York, N.Y./Nightingale-Bamford) first-place finish in open fences, while junior Hila Yasher (Victoria, B.C./Lester B. Pearson) finished second in the walk-trot, which qualified her for regionals. The Blue and White return to action on Saturday at the Hollins Invitational.

TEAM PLACINGS

Bridgewater College 38
Hollins University 38
James Madison University 36
University of Virginia 31
Randolph College 28
Lynchburg College 22
Washington and Lee 20
Sweet Briar College 17
Radford University 7
Longwood University 4

W&L INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Open Equitation Over Fences
Ashley Billman ‑ 1st place
Sarah Bujtas ‑ 3rd place

Intermediate Over Fences
Allie Fitter, 3rd place

Intermediate Equitation on the Flat
Allison Lemon ‑ 3rd place

Advanced Walk‑Trot‑Canter
Caitlin McCurdy ‑ 4th place
Amy Conant ‑ 6th place

Walk‑Trot
Hila Yashar ‑ 2nd place ‑ (Qualified for Regionals)

Riding at Sweet Briar Invitational

The Washington and Lee riding team finished sixth out of 10 teams at the Sweet Brair Invitational on Sunday. W&L riders earned ribbons in five classes, earning two Top Three placings. The Generals were led by freshman Allison Lemon (Roanoke, Va./North Cross School), who finished first in the intermediate over fences, and senior Lilly Haywood’s (Raleigh, N.C./Episcopal) second-place finish in the open flat. The Blue and White return to competition on Friday at the Bridgewater Invitational.

Team Placings
1. Bridgewater College (33)
2. Hollins University (26)
3. Lynchburg College (22)
4. Randolph College (21)
5. University of Virginia (20)
6. Washington and Lee (18)
7. Sweet Briar College (17)
8. James Madison University (13)
9. Radford University (12)
10. Longwood University (4)

W&L Individual Results

Open Equitation Over Fences
Ashley Billman: 4th place

Intermediate Over Fences
Allison Lemon: 1st place

Novice Over Fences
Catherine Hook: 6th place

Novice Flat
Lilly Haywood: 2nd place

Walk‑ Trot
Hila Yasher: 5th place

Riding at Randolph/Lynchburg Invitational

The Washington & Lee Riding Team finished sixth out of 10 teams at the Randolph/Lynchburg Invitational on Friday. W&L riders earned ribbons in 10 classes, earning three Top Three placings, with wins from juniors Sarah Bujtas (Mount Tabor, N.J./Parsippany Hills) and Catherine Hook (Jericho Center, Vt./Mount Mansfield Union). Bujtas qualified for regionals with her first-place finish in the intermediate flat, while Hook garnered the blue ribbon in the novice flat.

Team Placings
1. Randolph College (37)
2. Bridgewater College (36)
3. Hollins University (31)
4. James Madison University (29)
5. Sweet Briar College (28)
6. Washington and Lee (24)
7. Lynchburg College (17)
8. University of Virginia (15)
9. Radford University (7)
9. Longwood University (7)

W&L Individual Results

Open Equitation Over Fences
Ashley Billman: 5th place
Sarah Bujtas: 4th

Intermediate Over Fences
Allison Lemon: 5th place
Lilly Haywood: 5th place

Novice Over Fences
Catherine Hook: 5th place

Intermediate Flat
Sarah Bujtas: 1st place (Qualified for regionals)
Allie Fritter: 5th place

Novice Flat
Catherine Hook: 1st place

Walk‑ Trot‑ Canter
Caitlin McCurdy: 4th place

Walk‑ Trot
Hila Yasher: 2nd place

Riding at Bridgewater Invitational

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The W&L Riding team placed eighth out of 10 teams at the Bridgewater IHSA Invitational held in Weyers Cave, Va., on Saturday afternoon.

The Generals were led by junior Hila Yashar (Victoria, B.C./Lester B. Pearson), who took home the blue ribbon in the Walk-Trot event.  Freshman Allison Lemon (Roanoke, Va./North Cross School) was the runner-up in the Intermediate Fences, while classmate Allie Fitter (The Plains, Va./Foxcroft School) was runner-up in the Intermediate Flat.

W&L will now break for the winter before returning to action on Feb. 8 at the Randolph/Lynchburg Invitational.

BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE IHSA
November 3, 2007

High Point College
1 ‑ Hollins University
2 ‑ Bridgewater College
3 ‑ University of Virginia
4 ‑ Lynchburg College
4 ‑ James Madison University
6 ‑ Randolph College
6 ‑ Sweet Briar College
8 ‑ Washington and Lee University
9 ‑ Longwood University
10 ‑ Radford University

INDIVIDUAL W&L RESULTS 

Class 8 ‑ Open Equitation Over Fences
Ashley Billman ‑ 4th place

Class 6 ‑ Intermediate Over Fences
Allison Lemon ‑ 2nd place
Lilly Haywood ‑ 6th place

Class 5 ‑ Intermediate Equitation on the Flat
Allie Fitter ‑ 2nd place
Allison Lemon ‑ 5th place

Class 2 ‑ Walk‑Trot‑Canter
Caitlin McCurdy ‑ 6th place

Class 1 ‑ Walk‑Trot
Hila Yashar ‑ 1st place

Riding at Hollins Invitational

The Washington and Lee Riding team finished second out of 10 teams on Saturday at the Hollins University IHSA. W&L riders garnered ribbons in all point classes, earning a season-best six Top 3 placings, with wins from freshmen Allison Lemon (Roanoke, Va./North Cross School), freshman Caitlin McCurdy (Walkersville, Md. / Walkersville), and junior Hila Yashar (Victoria, B.C. / Lester B. Pearson). The Blue and White return to competition Sat., Nov. 3 at the Bridgewater Invitational.

Team Placings

1. University of Virginia (Champion High Point College)
2. Washington & Lee University (Reserve Champion High Point College)
3. Bridgewater College
4. Randolph College
5. Sweet Briar College
6. Hollins University
7. James Madison University
8. Lynchburg College
9. Radford University
10. Longwood University

W&L Individual Results

Open Equitation Over Fences
3rd place:  Ashley Billman

Intermediate Over Fences
1st: Allison Lemon
5th: Lilly Haywood Novice

Over Fences
3rd: Catherine Hook

Open Equitation on the Flat
3rd: Emily Coyle Intermediate Flat
6th: Allison Lemon Novice Flat
4th: Catherine Hook

Walk-Trot-Canter
2nd: Amy Conant
1st: Caitlin McCurdy

Walk-Trot
Hila Yashar

Riding at Randolph/Lynchburg Invitational

The Washington & Lee Riding Team finished eighth out of 10 teams Friday at the Randolph/LC Invitational. W&L riders earned ribbons in eight classes, earning three Top Three placings. The Blue and White return to competition Saturday as they travel to Hollins University at 10:00 a.m.

Team Placings

1. Randolph College
2. Hollins University
3. University of Virginia
4. Sweet Briar College
5. Lynchburg College
6. James Madison
7. Bridgewater College
8. Washington & Lee
9. Longwood University
10. Radford University

W&L Individual Results

Open Equitation Over Fences
Ashley Billman: 5th place

Intermediate Over Fences
Allison Lemon: 3rd place
Allie Fitter: 5th place

Intermediate Flat
Sarah Bujtas: 4th place
Allison Lemon: 1st place

Novice Flat
Karen Klein: 6th place

Walk‑ Trot‑ Canter
Caitlin McCurdy: 2nd place

Walk- Trot
Stephanie Bollheimer: 5th place

Riding at Radford Invitational

The Washington and Lee Riding Team opened its 2007 fall season finishing third out of 10 teams on Sunday at the Radford University Invitational. W&L riders garnered ribbons in 13 of the 15 classes, earning 10 Top Three placings. 

Team Placings

1.     Hollins University
2.     Bridgewater College
3.     Washington and Lee University
4.     Sweet Briar College
5.     Radford University
6.     Randolph College 
6.     James Madison University
8.     University of Virginia
9.     Lynchburg College
10.   Longwood University

W&L Individual Results

Intermediate Over Fences
Allison Lemon: 2nd place

Open Flat
Ashley Billman: 6th place
Emily Coyle: 2nd place
Lilly Haywood: 2nd place

Intermediate Flat
Sarah Bujtas: 1st place
Allison Lemon: 2nd place
Allie Fitter: 3rd place

Novice Flat
Catherine Hook: 4th place
Karen Klein: 2nd place

Walk‑ Trot‑ Canter
Amy Conant: 6th place
Jillian O'Donnell: 3rd place
Caitlin McCurdy: 1st place

Walk‑ Trot
Hila Yashar: 3rd place