Posted: Wednesday Mar 6, 2013
March 6, 2013
Two members of the Saint Vincent College equestrian team have for the first time qualified for regional competition at Stonegate Farm at Ohio University – Natalie Larson, a senior psychology/education major from Harrisburg, and Erika Anstead, a junior biology major from Potomac, Maryland.
SVC competes with other college and university teams in region 6 including West Virginia, Pitt, Seton Hill, Slippery Rock, IUP, Mercyhurst, Penn State Fayette and Washington and Jefferson as part of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association.
The Saint Vincent Equestrian team and club have both competing and non-competing members who ride hunt seat and practice at the Doubletree Farm in New Alexandria.
The team leases 10 horses for lessons and participates in other campus events such as the equestrian performance and parade at homecoming, pony rides and petting zoos for the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve and a community equine seminar each spring for local horse owners and enthusiasts.
Dr. Veronica I. Ent, associate professor and chair of the education department, provides lessons and coaches the team. She received her formal equestrian training at the University of Findlay and is a certified riding instructor.
Further details are available on the organization’s website:
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