The equestrian team at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) traveled to Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri last weekend where they were named High Point Team on Saturday and Reserve High Point Team on Sunday. There were also several individual achievements. One more regular season show will take place at Black Hawk College in Kewanee, Illinois Saturday, March 7. At this contest the riders who qualify will ride at Regionals that Sunday. “I am extremely proud of how hard all of the members have worked and how supportive they are of each other,” said Equestrian Coach Amanda Burrows. “I have enjoyed coaching every member of the team, and it’s so rewarding to watch them be successful inside the arena.” This is the first year for Burrows to coach the team.
Riders obtain points with every placing they receive at the shows and qualify for regionals when they get a total of 36 points. First place awards them seven points, second place awards five points, third place awards four points, fourth place awards three points, fifth place awards two points, and sixth place awards one point. Riders are able to carry over their points from semester to semester and school year to school except open riders, who have to start over every school year.
The weekend’s results are below:
Saturday rankings Brookelynn Baber- fifth place Ashton Boettcher- second place Bailey Burnett- first place Ashley Chalfant- third place Britani DiSanti- sixth place Whitney Force- third place Bailey Forester- sixth place Evie Gates- first place Brooke Mareth- first place Hanna Minson- sixth place Sydney Reynolds- fourth place Johannah Richardson- first place Ariel Ryals- first place
Sunday Rankings Brookelynn Baber- fifth place Ashton Boettcher- second place Bailey Burnett- fourth place Ashley Chalfant- fifth place Britani DiSanti- fifth place Whitney Force- third place Bailey Forester- fifth place Evie Gates- fifth place Brooke Mareth- sixth place Hanna Minson- second place Sydney Reynolds- seventh place Johannah Richardson- first place Ariel Ryals- second place Reining – Saturday Rankings Martin Doustou- third place Bailey Forester- fourth place Brooke Mareth- first place Reining – Sunday Rankings Ashton Boettcher- fifth place Martin Doustou- second place Bailey Forester- fifth place Brooke Mareth- fourth place