On the weekend of February 4th and 5th, the UC San Diego English Equestrian Team took a road trip to Arizona for another horse show. Despite being tired from the long drive, we always have the most fun going to Arizona every year and it turned out to be a nice team bonding trip! On Saturday, Becca Huntly-Playle placed 2nd in open flat. Aleena Karamally placed 3rd in intermediate flat. Arianna Gorman placed 4th and Alyssa Franklin received reserve, both in advanced walk, trot, and canter. On Sunday, Huntly-Playle placed 6th in open flat. Karamally placed 5th in intermediate flat. Jamie Lee placed 3rd in novice fences and received reserve in novice flat. Bahar Salehi placed 4th and Gorman received reserve, both in advanced walk, trot, and canter. Sasha Doval placed 2nd and Danielle Sprouse placed 3rd in beginning walk, trot, and canter. Overall we had a really good weekend and everyone did a great job!
UC San Diego’s Western Equestrian team traveled to Tucson, Arizona this past weekend, January 21st and 22nd, for the final double header of the season, hosted by the wonderful University of Arizona. During the morning show, Captain Samantha Watts won a 1st in Intermediate 2, thus placing out of the division and into Novice. Also, rider Perry Leung took home a 4th in the Beginner class. In the afternoon show, Captain Samantha Watts won a 4th in the Novice class. Also, Jenika Galvin received a 4th in Intermediate 2. Perry Leung won 6th in the Beginner class. On Sunday, Captain Samantha Watts competed in the Intermediate 2 Regionals, placing 1st and advancing to the semi-finials. Overall everyone did amazing, and we cannot wait to see what’s in store for this wonderful team next year.
By: Jenika Galvin
This Veteran’s Day weekend saw UC San Diego’s equestrian team win big at Claremont. On Saturday November 12th, we had Becca Huntly-Playle come in 2nd in Open Flat, 4th in Open Fences and Reserve in Open Flat for Sunday November 13th.
Aleena Karamally came in with 6th in Intermediate Flat on Saturday and 4th in Intermediate Flat on Sunday. Madeline Haff earned Reserve in Advanced Walk Trot and Canter on Saturday.
Dani Sprouse scored Reserve in Beginning Walk Trot and Canter on Sunday. Alyssa Franklin’s first time riding in this division was this weekend and she came in 3rd in Beginning Walk Trot and Canter on Saturday. Sasha Doval placed 2nd in Beginning Walk Trot and Canter on Sunday.
On the weekend of December 3rd through 4th, (aka the weekend before finals!!) the English Equestrian team hosted a show at Galway Downs in Temecula. It was a very stressful weekend but a huge success for the team. We got reserve high point team on Saturday, the first team award the UC San Diego has received in two years!! We are so proud of everyone who showed and everyone who came to help us out, we could not have done it without you!
Becca Huntly-Playle placed 2nd in open fences on Saturday and reserve in open flat on Sunday. Aleena Karamally placed 5th in intermediate fences and 3rd in intermediate flat on Saturday, and 6th in intermediate flat on Sunday. Jamie Lee placed 3rd in both novice fences and flat on Saturday. Bahar Salehi placed 4th in advanced walk-trot-canter on Saturday. Madeline Haff was awarded reserve in advanced walk-trot-canter on Saturday. Sasha Doval placed third in beginning walk-trot-canter on Saturday. Dani Sprouse placed first in beginning walk-trot-canter on Sunday. Alyssa Franklin placed first in beginning walk-trot-canter on both Saturday and Sunday, which allowed her to point out of her division! She will be riding in advanced walk-trot-canter at future shows.
Regardless of the placings, everyone rode amazingly and we could not be more proud of our team!
On the weekend of November 11th through 12th, the UC San Diego Equestrian team headed east for the show in Norco. It was a tough one but its shows like these that challenge us as a team and bring us closer together. It’s a good reminder to why we are doing this in the first place: horseback riding is what we all love and we have a great time doing it. Despite how we may do at a show, riding is what ultimately keeps us going and what we must focus in on.
Everybody managed to pull it together and we had a good show overall, with huge improvements for everyone on Sunday!
Becca Huntly-Playle placed second in open flat on Saturday, and fourth in open fences and reserve in open flat on Sunday. Aleena Karamally placed sixth in intermediate flat on Saturday, and fourth in intermediate flat on Sunday. Madeline Haff was awarded reserve in advanced walk-trot-canter on Saturday. Dani Sprouse was awarded reserve in beginning walk-trot-canter on Sunday. Alyssa Franklin placed third in beginning walk-trot-canter on Saturday. It was also her first time riding in this division! Sasha Doval placed second in beginning walk-trot-canter on Sunday.
We are very proud of everyone!
On October 29 two days before Halloween, UC San Diego’s Western Team cohosted a double header show with Mt Sac at Cal Poly Pomona’s stable and proved themselves capable of holding their own. The shows went excellently, all according to schedule.
UCSD began the morning with the first show, with Jenika Galvin finishing in fourth place and Elena Browne winning fifth place in Intermediate II. It was their first ever show in IHSA and they had a blast!
In the afternoon, Jenika rode again and received fifth place; Samantha Watts received first place in Intermediate II, as well.
Most notably, however, the team showed outstanding support for each other and the other teams’ members. They were eager to step up and help in any way possible, aiding the efficiency of the whole day.
UC San Diego competed against Cal Poly Pomona October 23 and 24 and the results are in! For Saturday October 23rd we have Aleena Karamally coming in 4th in Intermediate Fences. Jamie Lee in 3rd for Novice Flat, Dani Sprouse for 4th in Beginning Walk Trot and Canter and Madeline coming in at 5th for Walk Trot Canter.
Sunday, October 24th we see Aleena Karamally come in for 3rd in both Intermediate Fences and Intermediate Flat, Jamie Lee in Reserve for Novice Flat, Bahar Salehi came in 6th in Advanced Walk Trot and Canter, Madeline Haff for Reserve in Advanced Walk Trot and Canter, Dani Sprouse for 6th in Beginning Walk Trot and Canter and Alyssa Franklin comes in 2nd for the Walk and Trot.
Great job everyone, see you at the next event!
Article by Sarah Kramer
This past weekend, UC San Diego’s English Equestrian team traveled to Gilbert, Arizona to compete in a show hosted by Arizona State University. Despite the travel tiring the team out, all of our girls showed exceptionally and made UC San Diego proud. On Saturday, Captain Anna Young placed 4th in Intermediate Fences, Captain Aleena Karamally placed 6th in Intermediate Flat, Arianna Gorman placed 5th in Advanced Walk Trot Canter, Bahar Salehi placed 6th in Advanced Walk Trot Canter, Madeline Haff placed 6th in Beginning Walk Trot Canter, and Alyssa Franklin placed 4th in her Walk Trot division. On Sunday, Becca Huntly-Playle placed 2nd in Open Fences, Young placed 5th in Intermediate Flat, Karamally placed 6th in Intermediate Flat, Gorman placed 4th in Advanced Walk Trot Canter, Haff placed 1st in Beginning Walk Trot Canter, and V Tarini Naidu placed 6th in Walk Trot. A special shout out to Anna Young for pointing out in her Intermediate Flat class and moving up to Open Flat! Congratulations to all of our girls, and good luck on your next show!
This Halloween weekend, the UC San Diego English Equestrian Team traveled to Cal Poly Pomona to compete in the first show of the year. We had an amazing debut showing, with all 6 of the competing girls making UCSD proud with their excellent riding. On the first day, Becca Huntly-Playle placed second in the open fences class, Aleena Karamally placed third in intermediate fences, Anna Young placed sixth in intermediate fences. In the flat class, Karamally placed first in intermediate flat, Bahar Salehi placed fifth in advanced walk-trot-canter, and Alyssa Franklin was awarded reserve in beginning walk-trot-canter. Additionally, Karamally won reserve high point rider for Saturday, meaning that she won the most points as an individual for the day. On Sunday over fences, Karamally placed fourth over intermediate fences and Young was awarded reserve in intermediate fences. In the flat class, Huntly-Playle placed third in open flat, Moller was awarded reserve in open flat, and Salehi placed third in advanced walk-trot-canter. A very special thank you to Arianna Gorman, who was the horse manager for UCSD this weekend as she had chosen to not show at CPP. She was responsible for the care of the two UCSD horses, C and Bee, as well as handling the horses while the riders mounted and dismounted, and she handled her hectic job with skill. Well done all around this weekend, and good luck at the UCSD hosted show next weekend ladies!
This weekend, the UC San Diego Western Equestrian team competed in their first show of the season at the IHSA Cal Poly Pomona double header. Riders Allison Oseas and Delphine Sherman showed in the Novice Horsemanship division, and Allison earned two sixth place ribbons, one from each of the morning and afternoon shows. Riders Madeline Haff and Samantha Watts showed in the Intermediate Horsemanship division, with Samantha earning 3rd and 4th place, and Madeline earning 2nd and 3rd place. All riders enjoyed the chance to ride and compete again, and can’t wait for their next show on November 14th!
UC San Diego’s Equestrian Team’s Captain Anna Young and Co-Captain Aleena Karamally competed at Zone 8 Region 2 Region Championship competition in Sylmar, CA on March 5th. Young competed in Intermediate Flat, earning a third place. Karamally competed in Novice Flat, earning a fourth place.
Both riders qualified for the competition by accumulating 36 points throughout the show season. While both riders put in strong rides, only the top two finishers in each class advanced to the Zone Championship competition.
A Great End to the Season at Hansen Dam
This past weekend the UC San Diego English Equestrian team traveled to USC’s hosted show at Hansen Dam to compete in the last show of the season. On Saturday, Becca Huntly-Playle placed 3rd in Open Flat, Captain Aleena Karamally placed 6th in Intermediate Flat and 6th in Intermediate Fences, Arianna Gorman placed 3rd in Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter, Madeline Haff placed 4th in Beginning Walk-Trot-Canter, and Alyssa Franklin placed 3rd in Walk-Trot. The team placed 4th overall on Saturday. On Sunday, Captain Anna Young placed 5th in Open Flat, Karamally placed 6th in Intermediate Fences, Haff placed 2nd in Beginning Walk-Trot-Canter, and Franklin placed 1st in Walk-Trot. Congratulations to all of our riders for finishing this season strong, and good luck next year!
English Equestrian Travels to Gilbert, Arizona
Norco > Finals Week
This past weekend of December 5th and 6th, the UC San Diego English Equestrian team traveled to Norco for their third show this quarter. Despite having a limited team due to finals, the girls all performed exceptionally well. On Saturday, Captain Änna Young placed 6th in intermediate flat and Alyssa Franklin placed 3rd in Walk-Trot. On Sunday, Captain Aleena Karamally placed 1st in intermediate flat and Franklin placed 2nd in Walk-Trot. Congrats to all of our girls who showed!
On November 14th, 2015, the Western Equestrian team once again saddled up to compete at Cal Poly Pomona in the IHSA Western show. Riders this time were Kathryn Wunderlich in Advanced, Delphine Sherman and Ally Oseas in Novice, and Madeline Haff in Intermediate I. In the morning show, Kathryn earned 4th, Delphine earned 6th, and Madeline earned 4th in their horsemanship classes. After lunch, however, the team readied their game faces, and in the afternoon show Kathryn earned 3rd, Ally earned 4th, and Madeline earned 1st in their respective classes. Madeline also pointed out of Intermediate I, and will be competing in the next show in Intermediate II. It was a very fun and successful day, and the Western Equestrian team cannot wait until the final show of the season at the end of January!
From left to right: Delphine Sherman, Madeline Haff, Kathryn Wunderlich, and Ally Oseas.
The six ribbons earned by the Western team’s 4 riders in the CPP IHSA Show on November 14th.
On the weekend of November 7th and 8th, the UCSD English Equestrian Team co-hosted the second show of the season with USD. The show was hosted at the Del Mar Horsepark, with 10 colleges and universities in attendance, and over 100 riders and spectators present. The UCSD team did exceptionally well, both in the success of the hosting of the show and in the performance of the UCSD riders. On Saturday, Alyssa Franklin was awarded 6th place in walk-trot; Audrey Lunde was awarded 5th in walk-trot. Captain Aleena Karamally was awarded 6th place in novice flat, and captain Anna Young was awarded 6th in intermediate fences and 1st place in intermediate flat. Jamie Lee was awarded 2nd place in advanced walk-trot-canter. Jill Farinsky was awarded 2nd place in open fences, and Becca Huntly-Playle was awarded 2nd in open flat. Allie Sweet was awarded 6th place in beginning walk-trot-canter. On Sunday, Lee was awarded 1st place in advanced walk-trot-canter; Karamally was awarded 5th in intermediate fences and 1st in novice flat, and Young was awarded reserve in intermediate fences and 4th in intermediate flat. Franklin was awarded 2nd in walk-trot, and Lunde was awarded reserve in walk-trot; Farinsky was awarded 3rd in open flat and Huntly-Playle was awarded 2nd place in open fences. An additional congratulations to captains Young and Karamally, both of whom received enough points this weekend to point out and move onto the next level of their flat classes, with Karamally moving into intermediate flat and Young moving into open flat! Congratulations to all of our riders, and good luck in your next show!
IHSA Show at CPP Blurb
The 2015-2016 Western Equestrian Team. From left to right: Delphine Sherman, Madeline Haff, Allison Oseas, and Samantha Watts. Not pictured: Ashley Easley and Kathryn Wunderlich.
Delphine Sherman competing in Novice Horsemanship.
Allison Oseas competing in Novice Horsemanship.
Samantha Watts competing in Intermediate Horsemanship.
Madeline Haff competing in Intermediate Horsemanship.
Final Competition of the Season for Western Equestrian
UC San Diego’s Western Equestrian team had a great last competition of the season at Cal Poly Pomona on Saturday, January 30. Competitors were: Delphine Sherman and Allison Oseas in Novice Horsemanship, Samantha Watts in intermediate II, and Kathryn Wunderlich in advanced. Rider Delphine Sherman won fifth and sixth place, while Kathryn Wunderlich brought home second and fifth. Freshman Samantha Watts had a great end to the season, bringing home first and second place. All members had a successful season and can’t wait to see what the next year brings.
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