Making Equestrian Team History
Submitted on April 10, 2018
In a historic first for the Georgetown College Equestrian Team, freshman Piper Tomlin qualified this past weekend to compete at the 2018 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championship competition.
Tomlin competed in the Zone 3 Championship at Otterbein University in Westerville, OH, earning the reserve championship title in Beginner Walk-Trot Equitation.
The top two riders in each division at the Zone Championship automatically qualify for the National Championship, which will be held this year from May 3-6 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, PA.
Junior and team co-captain Ashley Duvall also represented Georgetown College this weekend at the Zone Championship, riding to a third-place finish in Intermediate Equitation on the Flat.
Riders qualify for the Zone Championship by finishing in the top two of their division at the Regional Championship, which took place in February at the Lakeside Arena in Frankfort, KY. Tomlin and Duvall were both regional reserve champions in their respective divisions.
With her Zone Championship placing, Tomlin is the first rider in Georgetown College Equestrian Team history to earn a berth to the National Championship. She will compete on Friday, May 4, in Individual Walk-Trot Equitation. For more information on the National Championship competition and to access live streaming during the event, visit ihsainc.com/nationals.
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Contributed by Eileen Cody, Coordinator, Equine Scholars Program