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Equestrian Team hosts two weekend horse shows

The Morehead State Western Team had a successful weekend with two shows on Saturday, Feb. 22. The team was third overall in the morning show and claimed High Point Team in the afternoon show. The students hosted and competed in the show. In the afternoon show, senior Sydnee Barker from Frankfort, Ohio, was Reserve High Point Rider overall. Three western riders will move on to Regionals on March 1 at Midway University: senior Sara Misura from Wadsworth, Ohio, in Rookie B; Sophomore Chelsey Pullins from Pomeroy, Ohio, in Beginner; and Sophomore Hannah Wagner from Union, in Rookie B.   

Team riders earned the following placings at the shows: 
  • Sophomore Jordyn Bagnall from Burlington, third and fourth in Level 1.  
  • Sydnee Barker, first and fourth in Reining, second and fourth in Open Rail.  
  • Freshman Shelley Black from West Mayfield, Pennsylvania, fifth in Beginner.  
  • Sophomore Elena Botsford from East Greenwich, Rhode Island, fourth and sixth in Beginner.  
  • Freshman Autumn Cox from Hazard, sixth in Rookie B.  
  • Sophomore Brooke Farler from Tollesboro, fourth and fifth in Beginner.  
  • Freshman Abby McCutcheon from Clintonville, West Virginia, fifth in Rookie B.  
  • Sara Misura, fifth and sixth in Level 1.  
  • Sophomore Rudy Pohlabeln from Edgewood, fifth and sixth in Level 2.  
  • Chelsey Pullins, third in Beginner and fourth in Rookie A.  
  • Sophomore Audrey Reed from Florence, third and fourth in Level 1.  
  • Freshman Andrea Robinson from Mt. Sterling, Ohio, fifth and second in Rookie B.  
  • Freshman Siara Swisher from Mt. Orab, Ohio, fourth and sixth in Rookie B.  
  • Hannah Wagner, first in Rookie B and sixth in Level 1.  
  • Freshman Kenady Vice from Morehead, first and fifth in Beginner.   
"I am super proud of all our riders, especially for our great rides in the afternoon that made us high point team," said Coach Devin Lintzenich. "I'm looking forward to Regionals; everyone is practicing super hard. Sara and Hannah have a huge division to ride against but I know they'll put their best rides in the ring, and Chelsey has a great chance with two of the four riders in her division getting to move on to Semifinals in Oklahoma."  

 For more information about equestrian teams at MSU, visit, email or call 606-783-2662.  
Top Photo: The MSU Western Team. Left to right: Ryan Turner, Coach Devin Lintzenich, Western Captain Rudy Pohlabeln, Jordyn Bagnall, Autumn Cox, Siara Swisher, Abby McCutcheon, Audrey Reed, Brooke Farler, Chelsey Pullins, Hannah Wagner, Elena Botsford, Shelley Black, Sydnee Barker, Andrea Robinson, Kenady Vice, Shelby Whitt, Sara Misura and Dr. Katie Kaufman  

Center photo: Sydnee Barker was Reserve High Point Rider overall in the afternoon show.