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

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

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

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

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 IHSA champs back in Nationals contention by skin of their teeth

A Western tradition for a liberal arts school: Berry’s IHSA wins are becoming a regular occurrence

Berry College Equestrian Head Coach Margaret Knight said she saw that the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Western team win was a possibility for Berry early Sunday, May 3. Berry wasn’t leading, but they were ranked in the top five teams in the race for the national championship at that point. “I was confident it was in reach, … Read more A Western tradition for a liberal arts school: Berry’s IHSA wins are becoming a regular occurrence

Berry College takes IHSA Western title

The Head Coach: Margaret Knight Berry College Equestrian Head Coach Margaret Knight said she saw that Western win was a possibility for Berry early Sunday, May 3. Berry wasn’t leading, but they were ranked in the top five teams at that point. “I was confident it was in reach, for sure,” Knight said. She knew she … Read more Berry College takes IHSA Western title

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