Equestrian Earns Four Blue Ribbons, Wins Becker Show

Equestrian Earns Four Blue Ribbons, Wins Becker Show

PAXTON, Mass. – Brown University equestrian earned four blue ribbons and compiled seven top-three performances en route to a first-place team finish at the Becker IHSA Show on Saturday at the Becker College Equestrian Center.

Senior captain Kabisa Baughen (Sarasota, Fla.) led the Bears with a first-place finish in open flat and a second-place showing in open fences as Brown captured its first victory of the fall season.

In the team standings, Brown led the way with 42 points ahead of second-place Rhode Island (34), third-place Roger Williams (30), and eight other schools in the 11-team region.

Freshman Jordan Hanson (Berkeley, Calif.), sophomore Wallace Douglas (Ipswich, Mass.), and junior Genoveva Eguiguren (Quito, Ecuador) each won her class in novice flat, walk-trot-canter, and walk-trot respectively with Hanson making her collegiate debut.

Supporting Baughen in open fences, junior captain Sara Nordstrom (Medina, Wash.) came in sixth place while junior Annaliese Fries (Kirkland, Wash.) placed third in intermediate fences. Along with Baughen in open flat, senior Samantha Spear (Chester Springs, Pa.) came in sixth.

In intermediate flat, junior captain Victoria Flagg (Great Falls, Va.) and freshman Hannah Guevara (Pasadena, Calif.) each pinned fifth in her respective class with Guevara competing in her first collegiate show.

Junior Anna Seto (Barrington, R.I.) placed second in novice fences while senior Rebecca Chernick (Weston, Mass.) followed Douglas in walk-trot-canter with a fifth-place finish. In walk-trot, junior Natalia Moriel (Ciudad Juarez, Mexico) came in fifth alongside Eguiguren.

Baughen and Nordstrom rank third and sixth respectively in the Cacchione Cup standings.

For the year, Brown ranks third in the region with 89 points, trailing only Rhode Island (106 points) and UMass Dartmouth (91 points).

Next, Brown competes at the UMass Dartmouth IHSA Show on Saturday, Oct. 29 at "New" Claddagh Farm in Tiverton, R.I. 

Team Standings
1. Brown – 42
2. Rhode Island – 34
3. Roger Williams – 30
4. UMass Dartmouth – 29
5. Johnson & Wales – 28
6. Becker – 27
7. Salve Regina – 16
8. Rhode Island College – 15
9. Holy Cross – 7
10. Clark – 5
11. Assumption – 4 

Brown Results

Open Fences
Kabisa Baughen – 2nd
Sara Nordstrom – 6th 

Intermediate Fences
Annaliese Fries – 3rd 

Open Flat
Kabisa Baughen – 1st
Samantha Spear – 6th 

Intermediate Flat
Victoria Flagg – 5th
Hannah Guevara – 5th 

Novice Fences
Anna Seto – 2nd 

Novice Flat
Jordan Hanson – 1st 

Wallace Douglas – 1st
Rebecca Chernick – 5th 

Genoveva Eguiguren – 1st
Natalia Moriel – 5th