Baughen, Spear, Park Lead Equestrian at Zone 1 Region 1 Regionals

Baughen, Spear, Park Lead Equestrian at Zone 1 Region 1 Regionals

TIVERTON, R.I. – Junior captain Kabisa Baughen, junior Samantha Spear, and senior Noel Park each qualified for the Zone 1 Finals leading Brown University equestrian at the Zone 1 Region 1 Regionals at Claddagh Farm on Saturday in the first stage of the postseason.

Each rider finished in the top two of her class to advance to zones, set for Saturday, April 9 at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. The top two riders in each class at zones advance to the IHSA National Championships. The Bears will also compete at the Ivy Show at Dartmouth College on April 23.

Baughen (Sarasota, Fla.) won her class in open fences, Spear (Chester Springs, Pa.) placed second in intermediate fences, and Park (Baton Rouge, La.) finished in second in walk-trot.

Senior captain Elena Buchsbaum (Madison, N.J.) placed sixth in intermediate fences while also competing in intermediate flat. Fellow senior captain Alisa Berg (St. Louis, Mo.) gained fourth in intermediate flat.

In open flat, sophomore Sara Nordstrom (Medina, Wash.) earned a fifth-place finish, and Baughen placed sixth. Spear also came in seventh in intermediate flat.

In novice flat, junior Clara Mae Maynard (Chilmark, Mass.) placed third in her class while sophomore Victoria Flagg (Great Falls, Va.) came in fifth. Competing in walk-trot-canter, sophomore Anna Seto (Barrington, R.I.) placed fifth, and senior Tori Sasaki (London, England) placed seventh.

To qualify for regionals, riders needed to total enough points to "point out" of their respective divisions during the regular season. 

Brown Zone Qualifiers
Kabisa Baughen – Open Fences
Noel Park – Walk-Trot
Samantha Spear – Intermediate Fences 

Brown Regional Qualifiers
Kabisa Baughen: Open Flat, Open Fences
Alisa Berg: Intermediate Flat
Elena Buchsbaum: Intermediate Flat, Intermediate Fences
Victoria Flagg: Novice Flat
Clara Mae Maynard: Novice Flat
Sara Nordstrom: Open Flat
Noel Park: Walk-Trot
Tori Sasaki: Walk-Trot-Canter
Anna Seto: Walk-Trot-Canter
Samantha Spear: Intermediate Flat, Intermediate Fences 

Brown Results

Open Flat
Kabisa Baughen – 6th
Sara Nordstrom – 5th 

Intermediate Flat
Alisa Berg – 4th
Elena Buchsbaum – DNP
Samantha Spear – 7th 

Novice Flat
Victoria Flagg – 5th
Clara Mae Maynard – 3rd 

Open Fences
Kabisa Baughen – 1st 

Intermediate Fences
Elena Buchsbaum – 6th
Samantha Spear – 2nd 

Tori Sasaki – 7th
Anna Seto – 5th 

Noel Park – 2nd