2013-2014 Brown Equestrian News

April 5, 2014
Baughen to Represent Equestrian at IHSA Nationals
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – Brown equestrian freshman Kabisa Baughen (Sarasota, Fla.) qualified for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championships for her performance in the open fences at the Zone One Finals at Mount Holyoke College on Saturday. Senior Sophia Rabb (Weston, Mass.) also competed in novice fences, narrowly missing national qualification. Baughen will ride on college equestrian’s biggest stage at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa., on Thursday, May 1.

April 2, 2014
Baughen, Rabb Qualify for Zones, Equestrian Competes at Region One Finals
TIVERTON, R.I. – Freshman Kabisa Baughen (Sarasota, Fla.) pinned first in open fences and senior Sophia Rabb (Weston, Mass.) took first in novice fences at the Region One Finals at Claddagh Farm on Saturday, earning a chance to represent Brown equestrian at the Zone One Finals on April 5.

March 24, 2014
Equestrian Finishes Fourth in Region, Qualifies 13 Riders for Regionals
GLADES FERRY, Conn. – The Brown equestrian team qualified 13 riders for 15 spots at Regionals with a sixth-place team finish at the Region One Show at Mystic Valley Hunt Club on Saturday. The Bears conclude the season in fourth place in the regional standings, while the University of Rhode Island won the show and placed first in the region to qualify for Zones.

March 17, 2014
Equestrian Opens Spring Season at Holy Cross, JWU
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Freshman Samantha Spear (Chester Springs, Pa.) and senior Sophia Rabb (Weston, Mass.) won their classes in intermediate flat and novice flat, respectively, in a third place finish at Johnson & Wales on Saturday while senior Charlotte McGoldrick (Virginia Water, England) won High Point Rider of the day after winning intermediate flat to bump the Brown equestrian team to second place at Holy Cross on Sunday. The Bears’ opening weekend of the spring puts the team third in the region with 226 points.

November 19, 2013
Novice Fences, Walk Trot Riders Shine as Equestrian Competes at RIC Show
GLADES FERRY, Conn. – Freshman Ariadne Ellsworth (Santa Fe, N.M.) collected two blue ribbons to highlight a slew of strong performances in novice fences and walk trot as the Brown equestrian team finished in sixth place at the Rhode Island College Show at Mystic Valley Hunt Club on Saturday. Brown wraps up its fall season in third place in the region with 199 points, trailing only URI (229) and Roger Williams (227).

November 11, 2013
Equestrian Trots into Second Place at URI Show
GLADES FERRY, Conn. – Blue ribbons for freshman Samantha Spear (Chester Springs, Pa.), senior Charlotte McGoldrick (Virginia Water, England), senior Sophia Rabb (Weston, Mass.), sophomore Aine Doyle (Newbawn, Ireland) and freshman Alex VanHattum (Kentwood, Mich.) helped the Brown equestrian team earn its third runner-up finish of the year with a season-high 35 points at the University of Rhode Island Show at Mystic Valley Hunt Club on Saturday.

November 4, 2013
Equestrian Finishes Fifth at UMass Dartmouth Invitational
TIVERTON, R.I. – Freshmen Kabisa Baughen (Sarasota, Fla.) and Samantha Spear (Chester Springs, Pa.) and senior Shannon Whittaker (Jamaica, N.Y.) each took home blue ribbons as Brown appeared to be the frontrunner at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday, but the Bears dropped to fifth after walk trot canter in a strong field of 10 teams at Claddagh Farm.

October 28, 2013
Equestrian Places Fifth at Roger Williams Show, Rabb Earns High Point Rider
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. – Senior Sophia Rabb (Weston, Mass.) took first in the novice flat and second in novice fences to earn Reserve High Point Rider at the Roger Williams University Show on Saturday as the Brown equestrian team placed fifth overall on a chilly and blustery afternoon at Glen Farm.

October 21, 2013
Equestrian Earns Runner Up Spot at Becker Show
PAXTON, Mass. – The race for the top spot in the region continued on Saturday as the Brown equestrian team took second place at the Becker College Equestrian Center. After a slow start, Brown earned a slew of critical finishes in the walk trot canter to move up the standings and take a hold of third place in the region.

October 16, 2013
Equestrian Finishes Third at Home Show
WARREN, R.I. – A tightly-judged, low-scoring show saw the Brown equestrian team take third place at the Brown University Show on a warm and sunny fall day at Windswept Farm on Sunday. Although no teams broke the 30-point mark, Brown rode the strength of 12 top-three finishes to accumulate 20 points, trailing only first-place Roger Williams (29), Becker (24) and Rhode Island (24).

October 7, 2013
Equestrian Takes Second at JWU Show to Open Season
REHOBOTH, Mass. – A trio of first place ribbons helped the Brown equestrian team open the 2013 season with a second place finish at the Johnson and Wales University Show at the JWU Equine Center on Saturday. The Bears narrowly missed taking the top overall spot and trailed first-place Becker College, which earned its first-ever victory, by a mere four points.