A three-member team of riders from Hollins University topped seven other teams to win the Collegiate Cup, a feature class to showcase college riders, at the first Hollins Spring Welcome Horse Show, held February 27 – March 2 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington.
Hollins Team Gold, featuring Tori Bauers '14 (who was also the High Point Rider out of the 24 Collegiate Cup competitors), Carly Todd '16, and Madi Hurley '17, won the championship, while Hollins Team Green (Caleigh Bravo '16, Sarah Rubin '17, and Catherine Hensly '14) finished third.
Here are the results from the show’s individual competitions:
Adult Amateur Hunter over Fences, 18-35
Section A: Tres Coronas, 2nd, ridden by Tori Bauers '14
Section B: Mydis, 3rd, ridden by Madi Hurley '17
Section C: James River, 8th, ridden by Carly Todd '16
Adult Amateur Hunter under Saddle, 18-35
Section A: James River, 6th, ridden by Carly Todd '16
Section B: Mydis, 6th, ridden by Madi Hurley '17
Holiday, 5th, 3rd over Fences, ridden by Lucy Smith '17
Darius, 2nd and 2nd over Fences, 2nd under Saddle, ridden by Catherine Hensly '14
Champion, Pre-Children’s/Adult Hunter .75 meter Jumpers
Fabio, 1st, 1st, 1st, owned and ridden by Liz Valvano '15
The Hollins Spring Welcome Horse Show is a United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) "A" rated hunter and jumper event. Hollins is only the second college or university currently hosting a National “A” show within the USEF, and the first women’s college to do so.