UMW News BureauThe Montana Western equestrian team hosted their annual horse show on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6 and 7, 2010. By Wally Feldt The University of Montana Western Equestrian Team hosted their annual horse show Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6 and 7, 2010. In addition to Montana Western, Carroll College, Utah State University, Montana State University, College of Southern Idaho, University of Montana and Rocky Mountain College competed. Montana Western's results are as follows: In the Saturday morning show, Colleen Meagher placed third and Sam Essig placed fifth in beginning walk trot section A. Amber Stine took second in beginning walk trot section B. Brenna Dwyer and Kindle McCauley took first and second, respectively, in intermediate I. In intermediate II section A, Carissa Callison placed fourth and Sarah Tiffany placed fourth in intermediate II section B. Fred Deffenbaugh placed fifth and Linda Sieverkropp placed sixth in novice section A. Tesla McDowell placed fourth in novice section B. In advanced Jenny Winfield took third, Kristin Bredl placed fourth, and Amanda Stephenson placed fifth. Kristen Gfroerer took third and Amanda Gelderman placed fourth in open. In open reining, Amanda Gelderman took third and Kristen Gfroerer placed fifth. Montana Western won Reserve High Point Team. Dwyer pointed up to intermediate II. In the Saturday afternoon show, Gelderman and Gfroerer placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in open reining. In open, Gfroerer placed third. In advanced, Winfield took first, Stephenson placed third and Bredl placed fourth. In novice section B, McDowell placed fifth and in novice section A, Sieverkropp took second and Deffenbaugh placed third. In intermediate II section A Dwyer took second. In intermediate I, McCauley placed third. Stine placed fifth in beginning walk trot section B and Essig placed fourth and Meagher took home first in beginning walk trot section A. Montana Western won Reserve High Point Team. Gfroerer qualified for regionals in open. Stephenson qualified for regionals in advanced. McCauley pointed up to intermediate II. In the Sunday morning show, Essig placed fourth and Meagher placed fifth in beginning walk trot section A. In beginning walk trot section B, Stine placed fifth. Dwyer took first, Callison placed fourth, and McCauley placed fifth in intermediate II section A. In intermediate II section B, Tiffany placed sixth. Sieverkropp and McDowell placed third and fifth, respectively, in novice section A. In novice section B, Deffenbaugh placed fourth. In advanced, Winfield took second, Brenda Cole fourth and Bredl placed fifth. In open, Gfroerer took second and Gelderman placed third. Gfroerer took second and Gelderman placed fourth in open reining. Montana Western won Reserve Team High Point. Gfroerer won Reserve High Point Rider. Dwyer qualified for regionals in intermediate. Stine qualified for regionals in beginning walk trot. The University of Montana Western Equestrian Team’s next show will be held in Billings, Feb. 20 and 21, 2010.
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