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Mount Ida Equestrian Roundup

Mount Ida Equestrian Roundup

NEWTON, Mass. – The 2016-17 equestrian season is underway, and Mount Ida College riders have gotten off to a fantastic start so far through the first two weekends of showing.

Abby Brand (New Boston, N.H.) has already qualified for regionals with her second place finish in Novice Fences at the Brandeis/Northeastern Show. Brandy Bussiere (Colchester, Conn.) won her first ever blue ribbon with a first place in Beginner Walk, Trot, Canter at Stonehill/BU, and then followed that up with another win in the same category this past weekend.

Rachel Rappa took home a blue ribbon in Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter at the Boston College show this past Saturday, and sophomore Sarah Ward (Buckland, Mass.) has already won another blue ribbon with a win in Intermediate Flat on Sunday at Tufts after an outstanding rookie campaign.

Here are the full results from the first four shows:

October 15th @ Brandeis/Northeastern

Sam Hanson (Ashland, Mass.) - 5th open fences, 6th intermediate flat

Sarah Ward (Buckland, Mass.) - 2nd intermediate flat, 4th intermediate fences

Abby Brand (New Boston, N.H.) - 6th novice flat, 2nd novice fences,  which qualified her for regionals and pointed her up into intermediate fences.

Casey White- 4th novice fences

Hannah Bellavance (Westport, Mass.) - 5th novice flat

Kiersten Bazdanes (Dracut, Mass.) - 2nd advanced walk, trot, canter

Rachel Rappa (Poughquag, N.Y.) - 4th advanced walk, trot, canter

Brandy Bussiere (Colchester, Conn.) - 5th beginner walk, trot, canter

Baylee Curley- 6th walk, trot

October 16th @ Stonehill/Boston University

Sam Hanson- 3rd open fences, 2nd intermediate flat

Sarah Ward- 2nd intermediate fences, 5th intermediate flat

Abby Brand- 2nd intermediate fences, 4th novice flat

Casey White- 2nd novice fences

Hannah Bellavance- 6th novice flat

Rachel Rappa- 3rd advanced walk, trot, canter

Lisa Howes- 3rd advanced walk, trot, canter

Brandy Bussiere- 1st beginner walk, trot, canter- this was her first blue ribbon at an IHSA show!

Erica McCormick- 5th beginner walk, trot, center

Baylee Curley- 5th walk, trot

November 5th @ Boston College 

Sam Hanson- 6th open fences, 3rd intermediate flat

Sarah Ward- 3rd intermediate fences, 6th intermediate flat

Abby Brand- 3rd novice flat

Casey White- 2nd intermediate fences

Hannah Bellavance- 5th novice flat

Kiersten Bazdanes- 4th advanced walk, trot, center

Rachel Rappa- 1st advanced walk, trot, canter

Brandy Bussiere- 6th beginner walk, trot, center

Baylee Curley- 6th walk, trot

November 6th @ Tufts/Wheaton

Sam Hanson- 4th intermediate flat

Sarah Ward- 1st intermediate flat, 2nd intermediate fences
Abby Brand- 6th intermediate fences Casey White- 5th novice fences

Hannah Bellavance- 3rd novice flat

Brandy Bussier - 1st beginner walk, trot, canter

Karina Ellis- 6th walk, trot


Next up for the Mustangs is their home show on November 12th at Herring Brook Farm.