Auburn Equestrian Signs Three
May 28, 2010
AUBURN - Quincy Hayes from Aurora, Ontario, Canada; Cassandra Rae Stambuk from Yorba Linda, Calif.; and Jennifer Waxman from Chagrin Falls, Ohio have signed national letters of intent to attend Auburn University and participate in equestrian for the 2010-11 season, announced head coach Greg Williams.
Hayes finished in the top 25 at the 2008 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) medal finals at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, Pa. Hayes also won two events at the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario. In 2009, she placed second at the Essex Classics/USHJA Hunterdon Cup Equitation Class in Saugerties, N.Y. and finished in the top 25 in the United States Equestrian Team, USEF and ASPCA Maclay Equitation finals.
"Quincy is another one of Andre's riders that has incredible experience," said Williams. "Her mom is a trainer so she has been on all types of horses. While her show record in the big events is impressive, I think the time she has put in riding for her mom and others will be her greatest asset in college riding."
A native of Aurora, Ontario, Canada, Hayes attended Cardinal Carter High School where she was an honor roll student and a member of the volleyball team.
Stambuk comes to Auburn from Yorba Linda, Calif. Between 2004-2009, Stambuk received 15 top-ten awards at American Paint Horse Association (APHA) world shows. In 2009, she earned the title of Reserve World Show Champion in the reining 14-18 category. Stambuk is currently no. 1 and no. 3 on the APHA National Honor Roll for 14-18 Reining and no. 3 on the APHA National Honor Roll for 14-18 Hunter Hack.
"Cassandra may have the ability to contribute early with the exit of two senior reiners from our program," said Williams. "She has competed successfully not only on finished reiners, but also on less experienced horses, as well. We are really excited to have her join the Auburn team."
Stambuk attends Cornelia Connelly School in Anaheim, Calif., where she ranks third in her class with a 4.4 Honors with Distinction GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Waxman, a native of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, earned eight first-place or champion titles in 2009 alone, as well as numerous second place finishes. She was also awarded the USET's Lionel Guerrand-Hermѐs Trophy which is "given to the Young rider who exemplifies the USET's ideals of sportsmanship and horsemanship, and has the potential to represent the United States in international competition." Waxman was recently invited to attend the 2010 European Young Rider Tour where she will be representing the United States in Young Riders Nation Cups and traveling to Belgium, France and the Netherlands.
"Jennifer has an incredible resume behind her," said Williams. "She is one of those that wins no matter what horse she is riding. While she has won at the highest level, we really loved her attitude about being a member on the Auburn team and her appreciation for being part of developing this sport at the varsity level."
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