Equestrian Has Four More Riders Qualify for Regionals at Cazenovia

CAZENOVIA, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo seniors Jordan Powers, Jenelle Wallace, Emma Witherwax and junior Amy Kelley were the latest members of the Knights' equestrian team to point out of their divisions at the Cazenovia Show Sunday. Powers and Wallace had two of Geneseo's three first-place rides on the day, with the third going to first-year Ana Martin. The Knights totaled 22 points, tying for ninth with Brock in one of the most tightly-contested regional shows of the year.

Powers again took first in Novice Flat, her second win on the weekend in that event and fourth overall this year. Witherwax had second-place finish as point rider in her division of Novice Flat and she'll join Powers in the move up to Intermediate Flat. Wallace's winning ride was in Advanced Walk Trot Canter, helping advance her to the Novice Flat and Fences level. Kelley took third in Novice Fences and now moves up to Intermediate Fences.

The Knights now have 10 riders in 12 different classes that have pointed out and qualified for the Regional Championships in April 2016.

In addition to Witherwax, the Knights had a number of second-place finishes, including senior Emily Lindsay (Novice Flat), juniors Cassandra Ingalls (Novice Fences), Elizabeth Hasho (Advanced Walk Trot Canter) and Sarah Hernandez (Advanced Walk Trot Canter), as well as sophomore Alexandra Meyer (Walk Trot).

Martin's victory was her second of the year in Novice Flat, while junior Jillian VanBrunt made her over fences show debut at the Novice level after pointing out of Advanced Walk Trot Canter on Nov. 8.

Geneseo will next compete in the last two regional shows of the season, Saturday, Feb. 27 at Cazenovia and Sunday, Feb. 28 at St. Lawrence.


Team Result: Tied for 9th (22 points) of 10 teams

Individual Results (* Point Riders):

Rebecca Caracciolo: 4th in Open Fences, 4th in Open Flat

Samantha Childs: 4th in Novice Fences, 6th in Novice Flat

Elizabeth Hasho: 2nd in Advanced Walk Trot Canter

Sarah Hernandez: 2nd in Advanced Walk Trot Canter

Cassandra Ingalls: 2nd in Novice Fences*, 4th in Open Flat

Amy Kelley: 3rd in Novice Fences

Emily Lindsay: 4th in Intermediate Fences, 2nd in Novice Flat

Samantha Manduca: 3rd in Beginner Walk Trot Canter*

Ana Martin: 1st in Novice Flat

Alexandra Meyer: 2nd in Walk Trot*

Katherine Nickels: 5th in Open Flat*

Jordan Powers: 5th in Novice Fences, 1st in Novice Flat*

Jillian VanBrunt: 6th in Novice Fences

Jenelle Wallace: 1st in Advanced Walk Trot Canter

Emma Witherwax: 6th in Intermediate Fences*, 2nd in Novice Flat*