GALES FERRY, Conn. – Junior Anna Seto won Reserve High Point Rider behind a pair of blue ribbons as Brown University equestrian placed second at the University of Rhode Island IHSA Show at Mystic Valley Hunt Club on Saturday.
In their penultimate show of the fall season, the Bears totaled five first-place finishes, eight top-two rides, and 16 top-three performances.
In the team standings, Brown finished with 34 points, falling just one point shy of first-place Roger Williams (35 points). The Bears topped third-place UMass Dartmouth (26) and fourth-place University of Rhode Island (25).
Seto (Barrington, R.I.) won her blue ribbons in novice fences and novice flat prior to winning a test of equine knowledge to earn Reserve High Point Rider. She pointed up to intermediate fences.
Junior Elizabeth Rao (Andover, Mass.) gained a first-place finish in walk-trot-canter, pointing up to the novice division. Freshman Renee Seto (Barrington, R.I.) captured a blue ribbon in walk-trot-canter in her collegiate debut, and sophomore Yinan Liu claimed a first-place showing in walk-trot.
In open fences, senior captain Kabisa Baughen (Sarasota, Fla.) pinned third while senior Samantha Spear (Chester Springs, Pa.) placed sixth. Freshman Hannah Guevara (Pasadena, Calif.) came in second in intermediate fences.
Junior captain Sara Nordstrom (Medina, Wash.) paced Brown on open flat with a second-place finish. Spear and Baughen came in third and sixth respectively in the division. In intermediate flat, Guevara finished in third, and senior Clara Mae Maynard (Chilmark, Mass.) pinned fourth.
Anna Seto led the Bears with her first-place ride in novice flat with junior Madison Kuhn (Lancaster, Pa.) supporting her with a third-place finish. Junior Alejandra Zamora (New Canaan, Conn.), freshman Jordan Hanson (Berkeley, Calif.), and junior Nicole Nowak (East Greenwich, R.I.) came in fourth, fifth, and sixth respectively.
Rao and Renee Seto each pinned first in walk-trot canter to pace the Bears. Senior Chloe Hequet (London, England) came in second while senior Roshan Moazed (Brookline, Mass.) and freshman Cate Marchetti (Hanover, Mass.) both came in third. Junior Rebecca Chernick (Weston, Mass.) rounded out the division with a fourth-place finish.
Brown stands in second place in the regional standings with 178 points in the 11-school IHSA Zone 1 Region 1. URI leads the region with 190 points. The Bears rank ahead of Johnson & Wales (172 points), Roger Williams (170), and seven other schools.
Next, Brown concludes its fall season at the Johnson & Wales University IHSA Show on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the JWU Equine Center in Rehoboth, Mass.
1. Roger Williams – 35
2. Brown – 34
3. UMass Dartmouth – 26
4. University of Rhode Island – 25
5. Johnson & Wales – 22
T6. Salve Regina – 20
T6. Becker – 20
8. Assumption – N/A
9. Rhode Island College – N/A
10. Clark – N/A
11. Holy Cross – N/A
Hannah Guevara – 2nd
1. University of Rhode Island – 190
2. Brown – 178
3. Johnson & Wales – 172
4. Roger Williams – 170
5. UMass Dartmouth – 158
6. Becker – 131
7. Salve Regina – 88
8. Assumption – 80
9. Rhode Island College – 60
10. Clark – 32
11. Holy Cross – 30