Just this past weekend, two of Adelphi University’s finest riders competed in the Zone 2 Region 4 Horse Show. On March 26, President Ashley Seery and Vice President Cassandra Costello headed over to Good Shepard Farm in Yaphank, which houses the barn for St. Joseph’s College. This show required riders to have earned at least 36 points during the previous show, making it a difficult competition to enter into.
As a whole, the Adelphi University Equestrian Team won 7th place after competing against 11 other teams. This is an improvement from last year, as in 2016, the team has placed 8th. Seery placed 6th in her walk-trot class, and she found the show fun, despite having to deal with the early-morning downpour.
“I think other than the weather, it ran really well,” said Seery. “It actually ended early which was a very nice change of pace from previous shows. It was an amazing experience, and I’m really glad I got to be there, both competing and as support to my teammate.”
Cassandra Costello won Grand Champion in the Novice Over Fences category and Reserved Champion in the Novice Flat category. She, too, thought that being a part of the show was an amazing experience.
“I learned a lot from one day and I would do it again in a heartbeat,” she said. “The show ran really well and went smoothly. Everyone at the show was so supportive of each other and they all want you to do well while you are there.”
Because Costello placed first in the Novice Over Fences and second in Novice Flat, she will move on to compete against other riders at Skidmore College. This competition, otherwise known as Zones, will take place in Saratoga Springs on April 8th.