Three cheers for Region 13 riders at IEA Zone 4 Finals!

Congratulations to Hannah Ritchie, Katarina Coello and Emma Johnston on being in the ribbons!
Super congratulations to Ella Saidi who qualified for the IEA National Finals in Harrisburg, PA!

Congratulations to riders from the CEC Blue Marlins Varsity Team, the Mariposa Gold Drops Team, all Individual riders and super coaches Erika Adderley and Kim Johnson who represented Region 13 at the IEA Zone 4 Hunt Seat Finals this past weekend at the Tryon International Equestrian Centre in North Carolina.

Adiza Albury, Isabella Coello, Katarina Coello, Hannah D’Aguilar, Anouk Formige, Emma Johnston, Kaia Kull, Melania Nixon, Alexis Osazuwa, Hannah Ritchie, Ella Saidi, Samantha Sands, Sienna Tinker and Connor Watkins made the trip and did us proud, competing in team and individual classes at Varsity and Futures Levels against riders and teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

The first day of competition was devoted to the Varsity teams and riders (grades 9-12). Hannah Ritchie started the ball rolling for Region 13 by winning 6th place in the Junior Varsity Novice Over Fences Team class, representing the Camperdown Blue Marlins Team.

On Sunday the Futures (grades 4-8) riders competed with even more success. Katarina Coello placed 3rd in the Future Intermediate Equitation on the Flat Team to represent the Mariposa Gold Drops. She also won individual honours, placing 6th in the Future Intermediate Equitation Individual competition. Emma Johnston made her mark in the Future Beginners Walk Trot Canter Individual class, placing 3rd overall.

Ella Saidi of the LCIS Dragons turned in the stellar performance of the competition for Region 13, placing 2nd in the Future Intermediate Equitation Over Fences Individual competition! As one of the top 2 finishers in her class, Ella earned a coveted spot to compete in the IEA National Finals, which will be held from April 28-May 1 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Congratulations to all our riders and our coaches for the solid performance against tough competition…and best wishes to Ella Saidi as she moves on to the IEA National Finals!