Freshman Taylor Rose led the Bridgewater College riders to a very successful outing at the "A" show hosted at the Virginia Horse Center by Virginia Intermont College.
Competing against some of the best equitation riders in the country, Taylor showed off her striking white mare, Tiffanys on Fifth in many of the advanced equitation classes and won most of them. She was first in the VHSA Equitation on the Flat; won the ASPCA Maclay; placed third in the VHSA/EMO Hunter Seat Medal; was second in the SWVHJA Hunter Seat Medal; and won the Oak Ridge Medal. In the USEF she was called back fourth for the test and won to defeat one of the top juniors in the country.
Rose was also second in the prestigious Washington International Horse Show Association Equitation Classic.
Other riders faring well at the Virginia Horse Center were Nicole Werry rode Bridgewater's Rio Grande to a second, third and sixth in the Hopeful Opportunity Hunter Divison.
Kelly Sprinkle shared the ride on Rio Grande but in the Students Hunter Division and was first, second, and seveth to be pinned Champion of that division.
Shannon Bowers made her debut for the Eagles on her own bay gelding Just Dare Me to earn third in the Schooling Jumper Division.
Caitlin Hewitt rode her own young horse, Sox on the Beach, to blue ribbon wins in both the Schooling Hunter Under Saddle and the Adult Amateur Hunter Under Saddle classes.
Freshman Kayla Deyarmin rode her own Life of Riley to third and fourth in the Schooling Hunter Division, fifth in the SWVHJA Medal and seventh and 10th in the Adult Amateur Division.
Lindsey Ferguson rode her beautiful chestnut gelding, Amulet, to second and seventh in the Special Hunter Division and fourth in the Adult Amateur Division.