SRU students place at IHSA National Finals

Davis at Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Finals

MaryEllen Davis (second from left), a junior public health major from Falls Church, Virginia, finished sixth in individual intermediate western horsemanship at the 2016 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Finals.

May 16, 2016

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - A pair of Slippery Rock University students earned top ten finishes at the 2016 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Finals May 8 in Lexington, Kentucky.

MaryEllen Davis, a junior public health major from Falls Church, Virginia, finished sixth in individual intermediate western horsemanship; while Katelynn Greenawald, a senior early childhood/special education major from Burgettstown, finished ninth among a field of 26 riders in the American Quarter Horse Association high point rider competition where she competed in horsemanship and reining.

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The IHSA boasts 400 member colleges in 45 states and Canada, representing more than 9,000 riders in hunter seat equitation, western horsemanship and reining.

Full-time undergraduate students of member colleges or alumni who competed in the IHSA as undergraduates are eligible to compete. Riders qualify for the national competition through a point system. During the year, contestants accumulate points at local shows to qualify for the regional finals in their respective divisions. The top two riders in each class of the regional finals move forward to the zone finals with the top two competitors in each class at zones qualifying for the national final.

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