Otterbein Equine Dressage Team named Reserve Champion at National Championship
Coach Kari Briggs earns Coach of the Year Award
"Otterbein University’s equestrian team finished as the Reserve Champion team at the Intercollegiate Dressage Association National Championship horse show held on April 12-13 at Averett University in Danville, Va. Coach Kari Briggs also received the Teresa L. McDonald Coach of the Year Award."
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The Equestrian Team is headed to NATIONALS!
The Otterbein Hunt Seat team has earned one of sixteen coveted spots at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Championships being held May 2-5, 2013 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
After obtaining the championship ribbon for Region 2, Otterbein went on to finish their regular season as the Zone 6 Championships held at the West Virginia University on April 6. Otterbein came away the Zone champions and won their spot at the national championships. In addition, Sophomore Madi Rohl also qualified individually for Intermediate Flat.
2013 Nationals Team (from left): Sophomore, Sarah Hayes – Walk Trot Canter; Freshman, Mattie Boyd - Intermediate Flat; Freshman, Sam Psanis – Novice Fences ; Sophomore, Madi Rohl - Open Flat; Junior, Jane Sarosy – Open Fences; Freshman, Ryan Thornsberry – Walk Trot; Freshman, Kayla Bean – Intermediate Fences, Novice Flat. Pictured Top Left: Coach Tenley Struhs and Coach Lindsay Yinger.
2014 Summer Equine Camps
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Students' 2012 Summer Experiences
Savannah Byrne and Julia Spatt had a great summer showing Otterbein horses. Check out their stories!
Otterbein Dedicates Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science
Otterbein University dedicated the Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science on Saturday, September 22, 2012.
A $1.5 million gift from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation, Inc. in Cincinnati earlier this year secured the naming rights of the facility on behalf of its horse-loving founder, who died in 2003.
“We deeply appreciate this gift from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation, which will allow us to ensure that our facility adheres to the highest standards in the industry for years to come,” said Sheri Birmingham, chair of equine science. “In addition to physical maintenance, this gift will allow us to grow and maintain our sustainability and community outreach programs, which have served as the foundation for meaningful partnerships with local citizens, schools and organizations over the past three years.”
Learn more about Mr. Knowlton and his generous gift here.
Equine Students Bust a Move at Collegiate Horse Show
The Otterbein University Equine Studies students busted out a flash mob during a collegiate horse show! See it here.
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