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Piper Tomlin Awarded in IHSA National Finals

First-Ever GC Equestrian Team Rider to Qualify for IHSA Nationals

Submitted on May 9, 2018

Freshman Piper Tomlin competed during the weekend of May 5-6 at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Finals in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as the first-ever Georgetown College Equestrian Team rider to qualify for the competition.

Tomlin received an Honorable Mention award for her performance in the Individual Walk-Trot Equitation division, competing against riders from nationally-ranked equestrian athletics programs such as Wesleyan University, St. Lawrence University, Virginia Tech, and 2018 national champion team Skidmore College.

Tomlin qualified for the National Finals by earning the Reserve Championship title in Walk-Trot Equitation at the IHSA Zone 3 Finals held in April at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. She was also the Zone 3, Region 6 Reserve Champion in her division.

Founded in 2011, the Georgetown College Equestrian Team attained new levels of success in its seventh year of competition in addition to Tomlin’s historic National Finals qualification, earning multiple team and individual accolades throughout the regular season and finishing in fourth place overall in Zone 3, Region 6. The team is coached by Nori Scheffel and trains at Scheffelridge Farm in Paris.

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- Eileen Cody

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