UW Equestrian Team earns third, fourth

The University of Wyoming Equestrian Team wrapped up regional competitions in March, placing fourth in Western and fifth in hunt seat.

Ali Neuens of Centennial, Colorado, and Emily Cokl of South Jordan, Utah, are continuing on to Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) zone competition April 8-9 at Stanford University in California.

At Western Horsemanship Regionals March 5 at Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas, Erin Conley of Estes Park, Colorado, earned third in advanced horsemanship. Taylor Nofsinger of Littleton, Colorado, took fifth in intermediate horsemanship.

At Hunt Seat Equitation Regionals March 11 at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Neuens nailed second in open equitation on the flat and third in open equitation over fences to become the Zone 8, Region 5 reserve high point rider in open equitation.

Cokl earned second in walk-trot equitation, and Kelly Munson of Houston earned third in intermediate equitation on the flat.

At Stanford, Neuens competes again in open equitation on the flat and Cokl in walk-trot equitation.

The IHSA promotes competition for riders of all skill levels, who compete individually and as teams. Equestrian Team riders do not need to own horses to practice or compete.

The UW Equestrian Team coach is Jessica Ford; Brenda Alexander, associate professor in animal science, is adviser.

Erin Conley in open reining
Team picture with ribbons at western show Feb. 18-19 at University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska


Ali Neuens in open equitation