Violand leads Jacks at IHSA event
Minn. - Megan Violand won first place on every ride over the weekend at an IHSA
Hunt Seat show in Crookston, Minn., and tied for high point rider honors on Sunday. Lauren Kerr won her secton of over fences and took second on the flat on Saturday to earn a tie for reserve high point rider honors.
The Jackrabbits combined to win a total of 11 events over the weekend, five on Saturday and six more on Sunday, and took home reserve high point team on Saturday.
"I'm very proud of the girls this weekend! They rode awesome on Saturday and backed up their performances on Sunday," SDSU English coach Leigh Nichol said. "Many of them never placed lower than second and took multiple blue ribbons home, and overall every single rider gave 100 percent effort, as a coach I can't ask for much more."
In addition to the 11 wins, the Jackrabbits posted eight second place finishes and seven third place finishes.
The Jackrabbit equestrian team closes out the fall portion of the schedule next weekend, when the Western team competes at an IHSA Western Show in Fargo, N.D.
Reserve High Point Team: South Dakota State
High Point Rider: Lauren Kerr (Tie)
Meredith Sauer-First (Open Over Fences)
Jenna Boscardin-Second (Intermediate Over Fences)
Santana Wright-Second (Novice Over Fences)*
Megan Violand-First (Novice Over Fences)*
Lauren Kerr-First (Novice Over Fences)*
Molly Ryan-Second (Open Flat) *
Ashley Marrin-Third (Open Flat) *
Brittany Henry-Third (Intermediate Flat)*
Jenna Boscardin-Third (Intermediate Flat) *
Lauren Kerr-Second (Novice Flat)*
Santana Wright-Third (Novice Flat)*
Kelsey Byrnes-Second (Novice Flat)*
Megan Schiffman-First (Novice Flat)*
Emily Baker-First (Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter)
Baleace Foster-Second (Beginner Walk Trot Canter)
*Won their respective section
High Point Rider: Megan Violand (tie)
Jenna Boscardin - Third (Intermediate Fences)
Santana Wright - Second (Novice Fences, Section 1)
Megan Violand - First (Novice Fences, Section 2)
Megan Schiffman - Second (Novice Fences, Section 2)
Kerr - First (Novice Fences, Section3)
Meredith Sauer - Third (Open Flat, Section1)
Ashley Marrin - Second (Open Flat, Section2)
Megan Violand - First (Novice Flat, Section 1)
Kelsey Byrnes - First (Novice Flat, Section 2)
Megan Schiffman - First (Novice Flat, Section 3)
Laura Schreiner - First (Advanced Walk Trot Canter, Section 2)
Baleace Foster - Third (Beginner Walk Trot Canter)