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Equestrian Team competes at nationals

Equestrian Team competes at nationals

Morehead State's Equestrian Team competed at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) national competition, with several riders and horses winning awards.  

Senior Jordyn Bagnall, a nursing major from Jupiter, Florida, and MSU hunter seat team captain, was crowned as reserve champion in the open hunter seat equitation on the flat. Bagnall won 6th place in the open hunter seat equitation over fences classes.  

Rudy Pohlabeln (Class of 2022) from Edgewood clinched 3rd place in the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) High Point Rider Cup. He competed against the best collegiate western riders in the nation. Riders competed in a two-part class comprised of western horsemanship and reining disciplines.  

Junior Andrea Robinson of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, an equine science and agribusiness major and Equestrian Team president, was awarded 9th place in her Rookie Western Horsemanship class.  

MSU students were not the only ones who were winners at IHSA Nationals. MSU's horse, Juice, a 6-year-old AQHA gelding owned by MSU, was selected by the judges as the most useful horse of the show.  

The IHSA nationals were held May 5-8 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.   

To learn more about MSU's Equestrian Team, visit www.moreheadstate.edu/equestrianteam or email Coach Luke Brock at l.brock@moreheadstate.edu.  

To learn more about agriculture programs at MSU, visit www.moreheadstate.edu/agriculture, email agsi@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-2662. 
PHOTO CAPTIONS:  

Gallery image 1: Rudy Pohlabeln, left, won 3rd place in the AQHA High Point Rider Cup. He is pictured with Equestrian Team Coach Luke Brock.  

Gallery image 2: Senior Jordyn Bagnall was named reserve champion in the open hunter seat equitation on the flat and 6th place in the open hunter seat over fences class.  

Gallery image 3: Junior Andrea Robinson won 9th place in the Rookie Western Horsemanship class at the IHSA nationals last month.  

Top image: Juice, a horse owned by MSU, was named the most useful horse in show at the IHSA nationals last month. Pictured left to right with Juice are Equestrian Team members Andrea Robinson, Jordyn Bagnall and Rudy Pohlabeln and Coach Luke Brock.