Thank you again for your support and encouragement of the Duquesne University Equestrian Team (DUET)! We are currently at 70% of our goal with two days remaining in our crowdfunding campaign. If you know of anyone else who might be interested in donating, please direct them to our page – www.spirit.duq.edu/duet16.
We are excited to share with all of our generous donors the following news from our great weekend!
We showed two days at Stonegate Farms in Coolville, Ohio, hosted by Thiel College. There were eight teams/schools competing, including us. We had only four girls show, unlike Findlay or Lake Erie teams who have new people each show day since they are huge equine schools. The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association limits people per team to ride in over fences and flat each day so some people only ride one day - but we ride both days since the limit is 12 and we are a team of four.
At the competition we received 11 ribbons for 12 classes we competed in, almost a ribbon for every class. You are not always guaranteed a ribbon since classes can range from 7-12 people so I am very proud we did so well! As a team we accumulated 34 points (1st-7pts, 2nd-5pts, 3rd-4pts, 4th-3pts, 5th-2pts, 6th-1pt; 1 first, 2 seconds, 2 thirds, 2 fourths, 3 fifths and 1 sixth). Points are important, as to move up to the next level/class in a show you have to have received so many points from shows.
This weekend we received 5th place which was very exciting for our small team to have done so well! The horses we randomly drew were good horses and we had a lot of fun!
We hope you are proud of our successful weekend. Thanks for helping to make it possible!
Duquesne University Equestrian Team captain, junior biomedical engineering major
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