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Hunt seat equine team Sunday Show Champion

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State College hosted two Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) competitions over the weekend at the barn on Fearon Road, and rode the way to show champion honors on Sunday, topping all competition with 43 team points.

On Saturday, six riders placed in the top two in their respective classes compiling 18 team points for Morrisville State.

Chelsea Stanbro (Buffalo, NY) and Karli Wimmer (Brackney, PA) each rode to first place finishes in their respective classes, Stanbro in the intermediate equitation over fences and Wimmer in the advanced walk trot canter class.

Katie Northrop (Brighton, NY) placed second in the novice equitation over fences and novice flat class, while teammate Jill Featherly (Hilton, NY) also collected a second place finish in the novice over fences class.

Renee Petruzelli (Clifton Springs, NY) was second in the advanced walk trot canter class and Kathryn Galyon (Pearl River, NY) second in the beginner walk trot canter class.

In Sunday’s competition, Morrisville State placed 12 riders in the top two spots to earn show champion honors over 13 competing teams.

Northrop rode to reserve high point rider honors after a first place finish in both the novice over fences and novice on the flat class.

Blue ribbon winners for the Mustangs included: Grace Falconer (Port Washington, NY) in the intermediate over fences class; Featherly in the novice equitation over fences; Katie Lyons (Guilderland, NY) in the novice over fences class, Emma Monte (East Rochester, NY) in the novice over fences class; Kathryn Curto (Bohemia, NY) in the novice equitation on the flat class; and Galyon in the beginner walk trot canter class.

Four riders qualified for regionals following their performance, Stanbro in the intermediate over fences class, Monte in the novice equitation over fences class, Falconer in the intermediate equitation on the flat class and Wimmer in the advanced walk trot canter class.

Morrisville State returns to the riding arenas Saturday at Skidmore College.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.