At the recent Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Horse Show, horses from Hollins University carried their riders to national IHSA titles at the Kentucky Horse Park.
- Eloquence carried Mea Handy of George Mason University to a first place in the Individual Limit Equitation Over Fences. The bay gelding also served as the mount for Julia Mallia, who dominated Team Novice Equitation for the University of South Carolina.
- My Way’s rider, Elise Sigety of Skidmore College, took home the win in the team competition.
- In Team Open Equitation on the Flat, Alexander Alston from SCAD stepped to the top of the podium as champion after riding Allmyso.
Meanwhile, Hollins riders didn’t do so bad themselves. Mallory Francis placed fourth in Limit Flat and sixth in Intermediate Fences. Elyssa Parker finished ninth in Novice.
Hollins University owns 30 horses for all skill levels. Riders compete in ODAC or IHSA shows or may compete in local and national horse show on their own horses or horses owned by the university.