For our first Teammate Tuesday feature, meet Erin Cummins! Erin is a first year Exploratory Studies major. She has been riding hunt seat for 13 years and loved showing in the junior hunters and national derbies. Fun fact: Erin has owned her horse for seven years and bought him on Valentine’s Day!
Erin is also a transfer student and is looking forward to meeting all our teammates and is excited to make progress at IHSA shows as part of the team. Welcome to BUCE, Erin!
Congrats to all our riders on a fantastic show this weekend hosted by Purdue University at Gordyville Arena, a new show venue for our team! We had so much fun competing and had the rare opportunity to watch both the hunt seat and Western shows, as well as participate in some fun team bonding events with the rest of the collegiate teams. First-year Mackenzie Swanson earns a special shout-out for her first place win in Limit fences!
Here are the team’s results for Saturday and Sunday:
- Olivia Bradley: 3rd in open fences, 4th in open flat
- Mackenzie Swanson: 1st in limit fences, 4th in limit flat
- Lena Fajardo: 6th in alumni fences
- Jessica Lee: 6th in pre-novice
- Grace Calabria: 2nd in pre-novice
- Olivia Bradley: 3rd in Open fences, 2nd in open flat
- Lena Fajardo: 3rd in alumni fences, 4th in alumni flat
- TrinityJo Isom: 5th in open flat
Huge congratulations to freshman Olivia Bradley on a successful ride placing 2nd at IHSA Regionals and moving onto Zones in the intermediate division! We are so excited to cheer you on this weekend!
We’re THIS excited to be back for another amazing semester! Here are some of our team members’ goals for this semester:
- Sophomore Kate Hussey wants to work towards greater confidence during her lessons.
- Junior Jessica Lee is working on regaining her strength after a year studying abroad.
- Freshman Grace Calabria is excited to learn how to jump – hopefully without falling off!
- Sophomore Ally Griffin is looking forward to maintaining the progress she made on her equitation last semester.
Welcome back to all our riders and we are so excited for the semester ahead!
Less than one week until our first horse show of the season! We are so excited to show how hard we have been working and we can’t wait to introduce our first year team members to IHSA showing!