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NDSU Western Equestrian Team competes at semi-finals

Two NDSU riders will advance to national competition in May.

Five members of the North Dakota State University equestrian team traveled to Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, March 23-24 to compete in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Western Semi-finals Competition. Each rider placed in individual events, and two will advance on to the IHSA Nationals May 3-5 at Tryon International in Mill Spring, North Carolina.

Kooper Shagena, a senior journalism major from Horace, North Dakota, and Dakota Tierney, a sophomore equine science major from Manvel, North Dakota, earned top four placings and will compete at nationals.

Riders representing NDSU and their placings are:

  • Shagena – reserve champion in reining
  • Tierney – third in ranch riding
  • Haley Maro, junior equine science major, Monticello, Minnesota – seventh in level II horsemanship
  • Kaylee Barrieau, junior animal and equine science major, Waconia, Minnesota – eighth in rookie horsemanship
  • Hanna Myrin, senior veterinary technology major from Altamont, Utah – sixth in rookie horsemanship

To learn more about the undergraduate Equine Science program at NDSU, see www.ndsu.edu/agriculture/academics/academic-units/animal-sciences/academics/undergraduate-program/equine-science.

NDSU Agriculture Communication – April 10, 2024

Source: Tara Swanson, 701-231-8865, tara.swanson@ndsu.edu

Editor: Elizabeth Cronin, 701-231-7006, elizabeth.cronin@ndsu.edu

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