Women's Equestrian Team
The Women's Equestrian team is an competitive program for female student-athletes. The team competes on average, in over eight Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) sanctioned meets per year. These athletes are expected to maintain a 2.0 gpa as a full time student.
The photo below shows the proud members of the 2010-2011 team.
Team members front row, left to right: Cara Nieters, Shaina Morin-Leak, Julie Markstadt, Laura Haen, Josie Ruth, Jennifer Wainwright, Lainie Sullivan, Natalie Mayhan, Amanda Lawrence and Shyla ---------. Top row, left to right: Jocelyn Ross, Malorie Pereiera and Caty Fike.
The women won High Point at their recent competition at the University of California Davis against teams from Stanford University, Santa Clara University, Sonoma State University, UC Davis, and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Their last regular show for the season will be held Feb 12 and 13 in Davis. The outcome of the last show will determine whether several of the women will qualify for the Regional competition in Palo Alto.
Team members wait for their number to be called at a meet on the COS campus, below.
Lainie Sullivan rides a pattern during a recent show.
Below, Two-year team member Laura Haen shows how it gets done.
Cara Nieters focuses on maintaining her pattern.