Berry Equestrian off to a winning start for 2016-17 season

By ELIZABETH POCZOBUT IHSA Media Intern Hello again from Berry Equestrian! The team has been extremely busy since returning to the world’s largest campus in August! The Vikings have welcomed three new recruits and new six walk-on team members to the roster, as well as senior and veteran team member Mariel Wrench, who took a … Read moreBerry Equestrian off to a winning start for 2016-17 season

‘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

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 moreSt. Andrews Western team brings home its first IHSA national 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

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 morePounding down the homestretch …

Inside the rides: from a huntseater to an aspiring lawyer, Berry’s IHSA nationals team was well represented

Standout rider: Elizabeth Poczobut: Elizabeth Poczobut, Berry’s Western team captain, credits good draws as a significant part of her success during her two rides for the team at IHSA Nationals, both of which put her in the top 10 riders. GREAT DRAWS: “All my horses were great and easy to get along with,” she explained. “They … Read moreInside the rides: from a huntseater to an aspiring lawyer, Berry’s IHSA nationals team was well represented

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

Berry College: the riders

These are the riders who represented Berry College at the 2015 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championship in West Springfield, Mass. An “I” indicates that the rider represented the school as an individual. A “T” means he or she rode as a team member. Photo credit: Berry College Sports Information   Autumn Clark: Class: senior; … Read moreBerry College: the riders

2015 SCAD IHSA Nationals riders

These are the riders who represented Savannah College of Art and Design at the 2015 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championship in West Springfield, Mass. An “I” indicates that the rider represented the school as an individual. A “T” means he or she rode as a team member. (Photo credit: Savannah College of Art and … Read more2015 SCAD IHSA Nationals riders

IHSA: anatomy of a national championship

  For the third time in its history, the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association has produced two championship teams from the same state. Here’s how all the moving pieces fit together.   FROM CE STAFF REPORTS This is a banner year for the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association; for only the third time in its 48-year history, it … Read moreIHSA: anatomy of a national championship

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