Mount Ida College Athletics

Brand Places Fifth at Zone 1 Championships

Brand Places Fifth at Zone 1 Championships

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Mount Ida College sophomore Abby Brand (New Boston, N.H.) concluded a fantastic season by placing fifth at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Zone 1 Championships on Saturday afternoon.

Brand just barely missed a spot in the National championships, which will be held later this month in Kentucky, but was still one of the top riders among Zone 1, which includes several New England states.

Brand qualified for Zones by placing first at last weekend's Regional finals. She competes in the Novice Flat and Novice Fences disciplines, and earned her spot at Zones in the Novice Flat competition.

This year's Zone championships were hosted by Mount Holyoke College.