Fairfield University Equestrian Team members headed to Nationals

Image: Equestrian teamTwo members of the Fairfield University Equestrian Team (FUET) have qualified for the 2014 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championships. The event will take place in Harrisburg, Penn., starting on May 1, 2014.

Irene Peluso '16 and Maddie Davis '17 competed recently at the IHSA Zone 2 Championships, at the Fairfield County Hunt Club, in Westport, Conn. - an event that FUET helped to host. Peluso will compete in Individual Open Equitation Over Fences. Davis will compete in Individual Intermediate Equitation On the Flat.

Image: Equestrian teamThe Zone Championships represented the final step for IHSA hunter seat teams and individuals on their quest for Nationals. The top two riders in each individual class and the top two hunter seat teams in team competitions advance. The Zone 2 Finals incorporated 53 teams from five regions across Connecticut, New York, and Canada. FUET coach Naomi Gauruder and Richard Luckhardt, Zone 5 Regional President, were the acting show managers. 

Founded in 1992, FUET has been an integral part of Fairfield University's Department of Recreation. Currently, the club is about 25 members strong. Throughout the academic year, lessons are held at two sites, Sea Horse Stables, LLC and The Ridge Equestrian Center, both located in Newtown, Conn.

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Images: Fairfield University students Irene Peluso '16 (on black horse) and Maddie Davis '17 are headed to the 2014 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championships.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on April 11, 2014

Vol. 46, No. 274

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