UW-River Falls Western Equestrian Team members advance to IHSA semi-finals

March 4, 2016 – Five members of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Western Equestrian Team have advanced to the IHSA Western semi-finals competition in Findlay, Ohio, March 19-20.  

The students qualified for the semi-finals by finishing first or second in their category at the IHSA Zone 7 – Region 3 finals in February. At the semi-finals, the students will be working to qualify for the IHSA National Championships held in Lexington, Ky., in May.

Students who advanced to the semi-finals are:  

  • Isabella  Groover, business administration major from Delavan, Regional Grand Champion in Advanced Horsemanship.
  • Emily Lehmann, animal science major from Chippewa Falls, Regional Reserve Champion in Novice Horsemanship.
  • Morgan Pliszka, biology major from St. Paul, Regional Reserve Champion in Advanced Horsemanship.
  • Alyssa Tomei, animal science major from Ortonville, Mich., Regional Reserve Champion in Open Horsemanship.
  • Melissa Warme, biology major from Minneapolis, Regional Grand Champion in Beginner Horsemanship.

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