Dec. 18, 2009
Equestrian coach Ellen White announced the signing of seven student-athletes, four English and three Western riders, to the program's 2010-11 class.
"I am very excited about who we signed," White said. "The more time we have had to put the program together, the better we have been able to recruit. I set my heart on who I wanted in this class, and I got every single one of them."
Katherine Berget Berg -Western - Florence,Texas (Florence HS) - TRHA Youth Champion... WTRHA Youth Reserve Champion... TRHA ltd. Non Pro... Youth Top Ten... NRBC Youth Reserve Champion... Member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society.
Elisabeth Brimberry - English - San Marino Calif. (Westridge School) - Pacific Coast Horse Association (PCHA) 2009 Championship Award Hunt Seat Equitation... Gold Coast 2009 Champion Equitation... Los Angeles Hunter Jumper Association (LAHJA) 2009 Champion Equitation... HITS 2009 Thermal Desert Circuit Reserve Grand Circuit Champion Equitation... Capitan Westridge Equestrian Team
Jessamine T. Brown - Western - Cibolo, Texas (Byron P. Steele II HS) - Won two Palomino World Championships in 2008... Won 2008 National Snaffle Bit Association World Championship... Placed third at the 2008 Southern Belle... Took second at Reichert Championships... Won 2009 Reserve Reichert Championship... Took fourth at the National Snaffle Bit Association World Championship Show .
Claire Edwards - Western - Temecula, Calif. (Temecula Valley HS) - 2006 NRCHA Regional Champion in the Youth Limited... 2008 NRCHA Reserve World Champion in the Youth Limited... 2008 NRCHA Reserve National Champion in Youth Limited... Fifth place finish in 2009 AQHYA World Show in Working Cow Horse... 2009 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Reserve Champion in Youth Bridle.
Tara Funk - English - Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton HS) - 2009 Qualified for USEF Talent Search Finals... Took fourth place in IHJA 15-17 Equitation.
AshleyAnn McGehee - English - Jacksonville, Fla (Providence) - Was ranked eighth in the country in 2007... In 2007, ended up second in the country in the younger small juniors... Has qualified for WIHS and Indoors for the past four years as well as finishing in the top-ten each year at the East Coast junior hunter finals... Past three years, has qualified for USEF Medal finals, as well as the past three Maclay Regionals... Advanced to 2009 Maclay Finals... Winner of the high junior jumper classic at the 2009 Aiken Spring Classic.
Devon Wright - English - Vail, Colo. (Vail Christian HS) - Extensive experience competing in A and AA Horseshows in Zone 8... Has won numerous blue ribbons in Pony Hunter, Children's Hunter, Children's Jumper, Junior Hunter and Equitation Divisions... Qualified for the 2009 National USEF/Pessoa Hunter Seat Medals and the National USEF Junior Hunter Championships in both Small and Large Divisions... Qualified and competed in the 2008 Regional ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Equitation Finals... Named Arizona HITS Junior Hunter Grand Circuit Champion and won two ribbons at Capital Challenge in the Children's Hunter Division in 2008... Placed 10th in the 2009 International Hunter Derby.