Prioritize riding time – for real

Check out the planner made exclusively for equestrians By LIZ CRUMBLY    Editor Gloria Gonzalez noticed a few years ago that conventional paper planners don’t really work well for most equestrians looking to prioritize riding time. That’s because they only allow a few lines for Saturday and Sunday activities – the days when most horse people … Read more

From elimination to national championship: Berry celebrates its ‘perfect’ IHSA Nationals win

BY LIZ CRUMBLY Editor It’s not common to hear a national championship coach and her team describing the experience of sharing the spotlight as “perfect.” That was the Berry College Equestrian Team’s general consensus about tying for a national championship this year with St. Andrews College, however. The Berry team members celebrated their IHSA (Intercollegiate … Read more

Two championships and counting: how SCAD came to rule IHSA huntseat riding

By LIZ CRUMBLY Editor The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Equestrian Team garnered its second consecutive IHSA huntseat team championship in early May in Lexington, Ky. with a whopping 16 point lead on second-place Mount Holyoke College. Head Coach Ashley Henry said defending last year’s championship was a priority for the Bees. “It was really … Read more

‘Get over your bad self:’ Winning Western coaches lent each other moral support during grueling contest for IHSA team championship

By LIZ CRUMBLY Editor The Western team competition at this year’s Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Nationals ended in a tie, allowing a long-term friendship between two coaches to shine. Coach Carla Wennberg, of St. Andrews University, and Assistant Coach Debra Wright, of Berry College, have a relationship that stretches back to Wright’s days as a … Read more

St. Andrews Western team brings home its first IHSA national championship

By LIZ CRUMBLY Editor This year marked the first IHSA Western team championship for St. Andrews University, located in Laurinburg, N.C. Western Coach Carla Wennberg said she’d flirted with the win several times during her 10-year tenure with the university. Her team placed second in 2013. “I kind of got a little taste,” she said. … Read more

‘Everything happens for a reason:’ how Berry took home another IHSA team championship

By LIZ CRUMBLY Editor The fact that Berry College was even present at this year’s IHSA Nationals was “a pleasant surprise,” according to Head Coach Margaret Knight, and it was all because of one blue ribbon. Berry had tied for fourth place at Semifinals at Black Hawk College in March. Only the top three teams … Read more

‘To simple or to flying change?’ Southern riders answered skillfully in Cacchione Cup

FROM IHSA The 2016 USEF Cacchione Cup at the Kentucky Horse Park at the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Championships this past weekend ended with a work-off Shakespearean in its proportion. Riders representing two Southern schools made the call-back in which “to simple, or to flying change” was the question posed by judges Carole O’Brien … Read more

IHSA champs back in Nationals contention by skin of their teeth

Get local horse stories in your inbox: By ELIZABETH POCZOBUT IHSA Media Intern Hello again from Berry Equestrian! It’d been a crazy few weeks for the Western team! Semifinals was held at Black Hawk College in Illinois in March, and the team ended up fourth after a very long weekend. For those of you unfamiliar … Read more

Welcoming back a teammate

Sign up for local horse stories in your inbox:  ELIZABETH POCZOBUT IHSA Media Intern Berry College Equestrian recently welcomed back a teammate to campus. Sara Claudia Tillman, a senior, restarted her education at the beginning of the spring semester after a reaction to a tonsillectomy left her without sight last year. Last May, after a normal … Read more

Pounding down the homestretch …

By ELIZABETH POCZOBUT IHSA Media Intern Hello again from Berry College Equestrian! We wrapped up our fall season with more wins for the hunt seat and western teams in November. The spring semester is looking to be jam-packed for the equestrian team, with three regular-season huntseat and two Western shows. **Related: This is what it … Read more

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