RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- South Dakota State University equestrian riders Ashley Marrin and Kaylee DeVries each took home top individual honors as the Jackrabbit English squad closed out the fall season Dec. 1-2 at a multi-team meet hosted by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
The Jackrabbits placed third out of 13 teams in Saturday's IHSA-format competition, then posted a fourth-place finish on Sunday.
Marrin, a freshman from Palos Heights, Ill., claimed section titles in both intermediate equitation on the flat and novice equitation over fences in Saturday's competition, then earned Champion Rider honors after winning a ride-off. Other section winners for the Jackrabbits on Saturday included Allison Carie in open equitation on the flat and Leslie Sauter in intermediate equitation over fences. Sauter and Brittany Henry also turned in a second-place finishes in their respective sections of intermediate equitation on the flat.
On Sunday, DeVries claimed section titles in open equitation on the flat and open equitation over fences to earn High Point Rider accolades. Laura Hoff added a second-place finish in her section of novice equitation over fences.
After a two-month layoff from competition, the Jackrabbits are slated to open the spring season Feb. 9-10 at a multi-team competition hosted by the University of Minnesota-Crookston.