Saturday, August 9, 2014

To all prospective new members!
The WWU Equestrian Team will be present at the WWU Red Square Info Fair on September 22nd and 23rd from 11:00am-3:00pm. We will be answering questions and handing out candy, so come and say hello.

Dates of our New Member Informational Meeting as well as Tryouts will be posted as the beginning of the term approaches.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Team Feature Video: The Equestrian Connection

Here's a wonderful video the was filmed and produced by 3 WWU journalism students who wanted to explore the teammate relationship between a horse and rider. This video is the result of a quarter's worth of work and features team president Whitney Fleming. Enjoy!

Equestrian Connection from Brooke Warren on Vimeo.

Zones, Semi Finals Results and National Qualifiers

Hello Vikings fans! Here's an update on how our post season has gone.

Whitney Fleming and Ashley Greyell competed and Zone Championships at Stanford University. Whitney placed 6th in her Open Equitation Over Fences class and 4th in her Open Equitation on the Flat class. Ashley placed 8th in her Advanced W/T/C Equitation class.

Caitlin Johnson competed at Semi-Finals at the University of Findlay. She won reserve champion in her Novice Western Horsemanship class, qualifying her for Nationals the first weekend in May. Congratulations and we wish her luck! Check out this feature in the Western Front about her upcoming trip:

Additionally, 3rd year member and team secretary Hanifah McGovern was the Zone high scorer in the Teresa L. McDonald IHSA Scholarship Challenge, qualifying her to compete in the final practicum phase at Nationals. Unfortunately, she is unable to attend and has pasted on the opportunity to the runner up.

Congratulations to all of our post season qualifiers, and be on the lookout for updates on Caitlin's trip to Nationals!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Regular Season Wrap-Up

The regular season has concluded with a double hunt seat show hosted by WSU, where we brought home reserve high point team on Sunday. WWU officially took reserve high point regional team in western and unofficially came in third in hunt seat. While we had hoped for a repeat appearance at Zones or a trip to Semifinals, we congratulate OSU and UW for great performances and can't wait to get to work with a reorganized team next year! While the team season is over, several riders are individually moving on into the post season and competing at Regionals this weekend!
Congratulations and good luck to:

English Regional Qualifiers
Advanced Walk-trot-canter
Ashley Greyell
Ali Giglio
Novice Over Fences
Casey Hampf

Western Regional Qualifers
Advanced Western Horsemanship
Hanifah McGovern
Whitney Fleming

A few riders are going straight to Zones and Semis!
Open English Fences and Open English Flat
Whitney Fleming
Novice Western Horsemanship
Caitlin Johnson

Additionally, a huge congratulations to president Whitney Fleming, who was the regions Cacchione Cup qualifier!
This award goes to the open level hunt seat rider who accumulates the most points in over fences and flat phases during the year, and sends the rider straight to Nationals to compete for the Cacchione Cup. Sadly Whitney will be unable to attend, due to an international internship she is participating in during the time of Nationals.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Thank You!

Our team sincerely thanks anyone and everyone who has donated to us this year! We wouldn't be a team without you!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Our last competition is coming up!

Winter quarter has flown by and the team has been having some great success!
The western season is done and we took 2nd place in the region. We still have two more english shows to conclude the year (February 22nd and 23rd in Woodinville), but we are currently in third tying for high point at our home show and taking another high point team at the first day of the UW show last weekend.
Our regional qualifiers so far are:
Casey Hampf
Ashley Greyell
Caitlin Johnson
Hanifah McGovern
Whitney Fleming
Good Luck Everyone!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

1/7 Meeting Notes

OSU show this weekend
Leaving at 3:15pm from the C-lots
Everyone should have all the things they need to show by now
Please try to pack lightly as we will not have much room
Returning Saturday night
Carpools and hotel assignments will be emailed

Our show
WE NEED MORE HORSES. We have ~15, we need 50. Especially in need of western horses. The flier and donation forms have been emailed to you, everyone please ask at least one person they know if they'd be willing to donate. Emphasis what we offer/their control over how their horse is used.
We also are in need of a lot of stuff like coolers, water buckets, office supplies ect. Please consult the list emailed out last night and bring what you can. We will collect small things at a future meeting, large things like pitchforks will go straight to the fairgrounds on show weekend.

Monday lessons will begin next week, all others start this week
Carpool! You should have figured out at the meeting who is driving to your lesson and made arrangements

Paige's show Jan. 18th: Cleaning stalls as fundraiser, running bake sale. You should have received an email about this last night with more info. If you can come please reply to the email, if you did not get the email contact us to let us know.
February 8th marathon event: thank you all those who have signed up. More info coming later, specifically in relation to volunteering at Paige's show that same day.