Farm Talk

March 6, 2013

NEO Equestrian team receives honor at MSU show


Parsons, Kansas — The equestrian team from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) at Miami, Okla., attended the Missouri State University Show held recently in Springfield, Mo. and won third high team overall on Saturday and high point team on Sunday.

Big honors were awarded to Mandie House, a freshman open rider, for being reserve high point rider for Saturday’s show. At the end of the show on Saturday, there was a three-way tie for high point rider with House taking reserve in the tie breaker.

House and Sara Nutsch, a sophomore novice rider, earned enough points at the show to be qualified for regionals.

“This was a very fulfilling weekend for the riders individually and as a team. Everyone demonstrated the skills they have been working so hard to perfect, and every rider played an important role in the team’s success. I am extremely proud of them,” said Chelsie Huseman, equestrian team coach.

NEO will head to Black Hawk College March 9 for their next contest, with Regionals taking place March 10.

Individual Placing’s were as follows:

•Open Division: Mandie House, third Saturday, first Sunday; Tanessa Cowan- fourth Saturday, third Sunday

•Advanced Division: Caitlin Dunsmore, fifth Saturday, first Sunday; Brooke Mareth, first Saturday, third Sunday; Taylor Shoemaker- second Saturday and Sunday; Mikel Thomas, fourth Saturday, sixth Sunday; Jenalee Nies, sixth Saturday, fifth Sunday

•Novice Division: Sara Nutsch, third Saturday and first Sunday; Josi Reed, first Saturday and Sunday

•Intermediate II Division: Dakota Keith, fourth, Saturday, fourth Sunday; Chelsea Landes, sixth Saturday, fourth Sunday; Katie Jordan, first Saturday and Sunday; Sami Johnson, second Sunday; Burgandy Nugent, fourth Saturday

•Intermediate I Division: Taylor Clark, third Saturday, second Sunday

•Beginner Division: Ashlynn Burk, fourth Saturday, third Sunday. £