Hollasch, Pierpoint Qualify for IHSA Regionals as Knights Open Season With Home Shows

GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo seniors Sydney Hollasch and Megan Pierpoint each qualified for Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Regionals, leading the Knights to a third-place finish on Saturday while the team earned reserve high point team (second place) on Sunday in a pair of home shows at Leg-Up Stables.

In her IHSA debut on Saturday, junior Kate Huppe earned a first-place finish in the beginner walk trot canter while sophomore Maya Garde rode to first place in the walk trot, both as point riders for the Knights. Sophomore Jordan Testa earned a second place finish in the novice fences and first-year Katy Munn placed second in the open flat. Hollasch qualified for IHSA Regionals for the second-consecutive year with a second-place finish in the novice flat, while Pierpoint earned her first trip to IHSA Regionals with a third-place performance in the advanced walk trot canter.

On Sunday, Munn rode to first in the open fences and Garde placed first in the walk trot. Testa, senior Nicole Solazzo and senior Alishah Bhimani each earned second place finishes in the novice fences, advanced walk trot canter and intermediate flat, respectively, as point riders as well. 

Geneseo will return to action on Saturday, November 10 when they host their third and final home show of the season at Leg-Up Stables, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Alexandra Basile - 2nd advanced walk trot canter
Alishah Bhimani - fourth Intermediate over fences, 4th intermediate flat
Alison Keane - fifth Novice over fences
Catherine Fedor - sixth Novice over fences, 3rd novice flat
Cheyenne Otto - fourth Novice over fences
Jordan Testa - second Novice over fences, 4th novice flat
Kate Huppe - first beginner walk trot canter
Katy Munn - fourth Open over fences, 2nd Open Flat
Maya Garde - first Walk Trot
Megan Pierpoint - third advanced walk trot canter
Nicole Root - sixth advanced walk trot canter
Samantha Branch - fourth Open flat
Sydney Hollasch - second novice flat, 5th Intermediate over fences
Katy Munn - first place open fences, fourth place open flat
Samantha Branch - fourth place open flat 
Alishah Bhimani - fourth place intermediate fences, second place intermediate flat
Sydney Hollasch - third place intermediate fences, fourth place intermediate flat
Cheyenne Otto - second place novice fences
Catherine Fedor - fifth place novice fences, fourth place novice flat
Jordan Testa - second place novice fences, fifth place novice flat
Megan Pierpoint - sixth place novice flat 
Anna Landon - first place novice flat 
Nicole Solazzo - second advanced walk trot canter 
Devin Mueller - fifth place advanced walk trot canter
Sarea Shariff - fifth place beginner walk trot canter
Megan Schwartz - fourth place beginner walk trot canter
Maya Garde - first place walk- trot