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Morrisville State advances two to IHSA Hunt Seat Zone Championships

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College hunt seat team advanced two riders to the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Zone Championships, following the regional championships held on Saturday at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.

Chelsea Stanbro (Buffalo, NY) placed third out of nine riders in the intermediate equitation over fences class and Allison Soukup (Pine Bush, NY) followed with a third place finish out of 24 qualifiers in the walk trot canter class to advance to the zone championships held at Centenary College on April 10th.

Individual results for the remaining Morrisville State riders were: Grace Falconer (Port Washington, NY) fifth in intermediate equitation over fences and seventh in intermediate equitation on the flat (nine qualifiers); Katie Lyons (Guilderland, NY) seventh in novice equitation over fences (19 total qualifiers); Emma Monte (East Rochester, NY) fifth in the novice equitation on the flat class (23 qualifiers); and Heather Zebrowski (Palmer, MA) and Karli Wimmer (Brackney, PA) fourth and seventh, respectively, in the walk trot canter class.

The top three riders from each class at the Zone Championships will advance to the IHSA National Championship Show held in May.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 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.