Nov. 3, 2008
Gales Ferry, CT - The Brown equestrian team dominated the competition Saturday afternoon at Connecticut College, riding to a 12-point victory over the field with 40 points. With the win, the Bears also take the lead in the regional standings, and are currently 14 points ahead of second place URI. Sophomore Allegra Aron (Burlingame, CA) led the way for Brown, notching a first and a second on the day, and earning her high point rider status.
Things started well immediately for the Bears, as sophomore Elise Fishelson (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) pinned first in the opening class of the show as the point rider, giving Brown the early lead. Aron and junior Liz Giliberti (Washington, D.C.) followed that by each placing second in their classes of the Open Flat, an impressive beginning for Bruno. Junior Rachel Griffith (Merrimack, N.H.) was the only rider in Intermediate Flat for the Bears, and she continued their run as she also pinned first in her class, giving Brown a five-point lead over the field.
In the Novice Flat class, point rider Emily Bordeau (Longmeadow, MA) came through again for Brown, pinning second. Senior Leona Rosenblum (New York, N.Y.) also took first in her class, while sophomore Katy Eng (New York, N.Y.) placed third while riding as a novice for the first time.
At the conclusion of the flat classes, Brown found itself tied for the lead at 23 with host Connecticut College, six points ahead of JRU. However, Aron again led off with a good ride, and pinned first in the Open Fences division, giving the Bears a seven-point lead. In the Novice Fences division, freshman point rider Rebecca McGoldrick took first in her class to give Brown an insurmountable lead, and seal the win. Eng and Bordeau followed that by taking second and third respectively in their classes, capping off a solid show for Brown.
The Bears will be in action again next weekend, when they travel to Connecticut on Saturday, November 8 for their second to last show of the fall season.