For Immediate Release – 11/7/16 - #114
Hoke Earns Reserve Champion as Riders Compete at SWVHJA Finals
LEXINGTON, VA – Members of the Randolph College equestrian team rode at the Southwest Virginia Hunter Jumper Association (SWVHJA) Finals at the Anderson Coliseum. The effort by the members was highlighted by Morgan Hoke, who had one of the best weekends of any rider.
Hoke competed in the top class, the Adult Hunters, over the three-day event. She qualified for the finals after performing well at earlier events, and continued her stellar showing. On Saturday, she won the Handy Class, which pushed her near the top of the leaderboard. Hoke followed it with another solid ride on Sunday, and she was awarded Reserve Champion.
In that same Handy Class on Saturday, Grace Slaff also put in a solid ride, as she came out in sixth place. Caroline Houston had a great ride as well on Saturday, as she competed in the Special Adults section. Houston came home with a yellow ribbon, finishing third out of 48 other riders.
Kirby Tidmore followed Houston, picking up a yellow ribbon for herself. However, Tidmore's came in the Special Children section. Tidmore beat 36 other competitors after posting an impressive display.
The full Randolph equestrian team will be back in action this Saturday, as the team returns to Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) action. The team will head to the Sweet Briar show, with action beginning at 10 a.m.