Western Riders Bring Home Top Honors at All-American Quarter Horse Congress
Nov. 2, 2012
AUBURN, Ala. -
Auburn Equestrian student-athletes recently had an impressive showing at the 46th annual All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. The world’s largest single breed horse show runs Oct. 5-28, and hosts more than 19,000 entries.
Auburn riders Indy Roper, Danielle Long, Lucy Igoe, Katsy Leeman, Griffin Knight, Hannah Loseke and Allie Dusha all represented Auburn well bringing home Championships, Reserve Championships, numerous top-10s and finalist finishes in a number of classes.
“Auburn has had some remarkable representation at some of the world’s largest equestrian events this fall,” Auburn head coach Greg Williams said. “The American Quarter Horse Congress was no different. To have Auburn athletes compete in such large numbers, there is a great ambassadorship for our institution and the NCAA. These ladies competing represent the type of athlete we look for on our team; great sportsmen, quality character, and they win in the biggest arenas.”
Roper led the way winning Amateur Reining for the second-consecutive year and finishing as the reserve Champion in Non Pro Reining. Amateur Reining had 79 entries and Roper took home top honors after scoring a 220.
Freshman Griffin Knight finished as the reserve Congress Champion in the 14-18 Western Riding and also placed 13th in the 15-18 Showmanship.
Sophomore Katsy Leeman competed with three different horses and had a strong showing with each. Leeman finished fifth in Western Pleasure, ninth in Western Riding and was a finalist in Horsemanship out of 142 entries.
Sophomore Lucy Igoe finished 12th in the trail and was a finalist in Showmanship.
Freshman Hannah Loseke placed 10th in Western Riding, 11th in Horsemanship, and she was also a finalist in Showmanship.
Sophomore Danielle Long competed in the Amateur division and was fifth in Western Riding.
The Tigers return to action when they host No. 1 Georgia Friday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. CT at the Auburn University Horse Center.
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