Equestrian Takes Team Title at New Hampshire Saturday

Sun Oct 29, 2017

DURHAM, N.H. – The Dartmouth equestrian team furthered its lead in region with another win Saturday at New Hampshire. 

Ten schools competed, with UNH taking second place and the Vermont taking third behind first-place Dartmouth. 

Dartmouth’s Open Fences riders swept the first class of the day, with Olivia Champ finishing first, Lilly Higgins second, and Sophie Lenihan third, respectively. Senior Nathalie Ferneau also had a nice ride over fences, earning a third-place ribbon. 

Dartmouth continued with more strong rides in the afternoon. Claire Bick and Sophie Lenihan earned second-place ribbons in Open Flat, followed by two more second-place finishes by Sarah Cohen in Intermediate Flat and Elle MacAlpine in Novice Flat.

Freshmen Mahalia Dalmage and Sophia Kocher each won their respective classes, claiming titles in Novice Flat and Beginning Walk-Trot-Canter. With her win, Kocher placed into Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter. 

Finally, sophomore Alex Chen clinched the win for the Big Green in one of the last classes of the day with her first-ever first-place finish in Walk-Trot, furthering Dartmouth regional lead to fifteen points over the Catamounts. 

Full Results
Claire Bick ’18: Sixth in Intermediate Fences, second in Open Flat
Sarah Cohen ’18: Second in Intermediate Flat
Nathalie Ferneau ’18: Third in Novice Fences
Olivia Champ ’19: First in Open Fences, third in Open Flat
Sue Mohieldin ’19: Fifth in Novice Flat
Alex Chen ’20: First in Walk-Trot
Lilly Higgins ’20: Second in Open Fences, fourth in Open Flat
Sophie Lenihan ’20: Third in Open Fences, second in Open Flat
Meghan Poth ’20: Third in Novice Flat
Mahalia Dalmage ’21: First in Novice Flat
Shira Hornstein ’21: Sixth in Novice Fences
Sophia Kocher ’21: First in Beginning Walk-Trot-Canter