Equestrian finishes fall season undefeated

Katherine Kratina: High Point Rider
Katherine Kratina: High Point Rider

By Natalie Vert

ROME, Ga. -- Saturday concluded the fall season for the Vikings equestrian team. The Berry hunt seat and western teams won of their respective shows to sweep the Thanksgiving classic and stay undefeated.
The hunt seat team won the show with 45 points with Emory coming in second with 22 points. The western team won the show with 35 points with Judson coming in second with 12 points.

The placings for the hunt seat show are as follows:

Open Flat:

Kristin Brennan – 1st

Intermediate Flat:

Katherine Kratina – 1st

Ivey Herrington – 1st


Open Over Fences:

Autumn Clarke – 1st


Intermediate Over Fences:

Kristin Brennan – 4th


Novice Equitation

Jessica Tabb – 1st

Lauren Thompson – 1st

Sara Claudia Tillman – 1st

Mallory Hammer – 3rd

Lydia West – 5th


Novice Over Fences:

Arden Foster – 1st

Katherine Kratina – 1st

Mallory Hammer – 2nd

Amanda Petersen – 2nd

Ali Jones – 5th

Lauren Thompson – 6th


Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter:

Danielle Washburn – 1st

Megan Boswell – 2nd

Stephanie Woody – Reserve


Tori Thiesen – 1st

Claire Walker – 3rd

Katherine Kratina earned the award of high point riders for her first place finishes in novice flat and novice over fences.

The placings for the western show are as follows:

Open Reining:

Elizabeth Poczobut – 1st

Andrea Smith – 2nd

Gabrielle Buono – 3rd

Open Horsemanship:

Elizabeth Poczobut – 1st

Gabrielle Buono – 2nd

Andrea Smith – 3rd

Advanced Horsemanship

Elizabeth Ellis – 1st

Katie McSpadden – 2nd

Novice Horsemanship:

Sam Brown – 1st

Natalie Vert – 2nd

Intermediate 2 Horsemanship:

Samantha Fowler – 1st

Mariel Wrench – 2nd

Beginner Horsemanship:

Taylor Eickhoff – 1st

Elizabeth Pozcobut earned the award of high point rider for her first place finishes in open reining and open horsemanship.  Andrea Smith earned the award of reserve high point rider.

The hunt seat team will be back in action on February 8th and 9th at the Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State show. The western team will return to action February 15th at the Judson show.