SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee equestrian team opened the 2017-18 season this past weekend, hosting the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) Sewanee Hunt Seat Show at the Sewanee Equestrian Center.
Along with Sewanee, other teams participating included: Belmont (Tenn.), Maryville (Tenn.), Middle Tennessee State, Murray State (Ky.), Tennessee Tech, Arkansas, Tennessee and Vanderbilt (Tenn.).
Justin Neely competed in four events over the weekend, earning three Top 3 finishes. Neely finished second in the Open Equitation over Fences and third in the Open Equitation on the Flat Saturday before finishing third in the Open Equitation on the Flat on Sunday. He also finished fifth Sunday on the Open Equitation on the Flat event.
Caroline Deane took top honors for the Novice Equitation over Fences event on Saturday.
Delaney Evans finished second in the Intermediate Equitation over Fences on Saturday and fourth place in the same event on Sunday. In the Intermediate Equitation on the Flat, she finished in second.
The team finished in fourth place out of nine teams on Saturday and fifth out of nine on Sunday.
Other events include:
Lucy Whaley - 3rd place Intermediate Equitation Over Fences
Madison Baugh - 6th place Intermediate Equitation on the Flat
Ruthie Carey - 6th place Novice Equitation Over Fences
Virginia Klemens - 3rd place Novice Equitation on the Flat Section A
Carter Ware - 4th Place Novice Equitation on the Flat Section B
Ruthie Carey - 4th place Novice Equitation on the Flat Section C
Daniel Oakley - 5th place Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter
Caroline Roe - 6th place Beginning Walk, Trot, Canter
Lucy Whaley - 5th place Intermediate Equitation Over Fences
Carter Ware - 6th place Novice Equitation over Fences, 6th place Novice Equitation on the Flat
Mallory Wright - 5th place Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter Section A
Margaret Dupree - 6th place Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter Section B
Caroline Wright - 6th place Beginning Walk, Trot, Canter
Christopher Chin - 6th place Beginning Walk, Trot
The Tigers will return to action on Oct. 21 at the IHSA Maryville Seat Show, hosted by Maryville College.