Equestrian Opens Spring Season at URI Show

Equestrian Opens Spring Season at URI Show

GALES FERRY, Conn. – Brown University equestrian earned three blue ribbons and scored 24 points as a team to come in seventh place in its first competition of the spring at the University of Rhode Island Show at Mystic Valley Hunt Club on Saturday.

In open fences, freshman point rider Victoria Flagg (Great Falls, Va.) came in fifth while senior Hallee Foster (Menlo Park, Calif.) won her class, and freshman Sydney Munro came in fifth.

Junior captain and point rider Elena Buchsbaum (Madison, N.J.) finished in third place, senior Hailey Roumimper (Scotts Valley, Calif.) came in third in her class, and sophomore Samantha Spear (Chester Springs, Pa.) placed fourth.

In novice fences, senior point rider Hannah Estlund (Providence, R.I.) did not place, but junior captain Alisa Berg (St. Louis, Mo.) came in fourth, and Anna Fass finished in fifth.

In open flat, Munro, the point rider, placed fourth while junior Amanda Picciotto (New York, N.Y.) and junior Tess Carter (Tucson, Ariz.) finished in third and second in their respective classes. In intermediate flat, point rider Foster registered a fifth-place finish, Buchsbaum also came in fifth, and Roumimper finished fourth.

Estlund, the point rider, and senior captain Meg Hassan (Exeter, N.H.) each won her class in novice flat while freshman Alejandra Zamora (New Canaan, Conn.) earned a second-place finish. Freshman Caroline Marks (Seattle, Wash.) finished in fifth, and Fass took sixth.

In walk-trot-canter, point rider freshman Elizabeth Rao (Andover, Mass.) captured third while junior Alexa Van Hattum (Grand Rapids, Mich.) came in second, and senior Leah Loerinc (North Dartmouth, Mass.) took second. In walk-trot, senior point rider Caryn Cobb (Norfolk, Va.) placed fifth.

Next, Brown competes at the University of Rhode Island Show on March 8 at the Mystic Valley Hunt Club again.

Brown Results (Point Riders in Bold): 

Open Fences:
Victoria Flagg 5th
Hallee Foster 1st
Sydney Munro 5th 

Intermediate Fences:
Elena Buchsbaum 3rd
Hailey Roumimper 3rd
Samantha Spear 4th 

Novice Fences:
Hannah Estlund – Did Not Place
Alisa Berg 4th
Anna Fass 5th 

Open Flat:
Sydney Munro 4th
Amanda Picciotto 3rd
Tess Carter 2nd 

Intermediate Flat:
Hallee Foster 5th
Elena Buchsbaum 5th
Hailey Roumimper 4th 

Novice Flat:
Hannah Estlund 1st
Meg Hassan 1st
Alejandra Zamora 2nd
Caroline Marks 5th
Anna Fass 6th 

Walk-Trot-Canter:
Elizabeth Rao 3rd
Alexa Van Hattum 5th
Leah Loerinc 2nd 

Walk-Trot:
Caryn Cobb 5th