Equestrian team successful in Bozeman

UMW News Bureau

The University of Montana Western equestrian team competed at the Montana State University horse show in Bozeman, Mont. this past weekend. The Bulldogs won Reserve High Point Team in the Saturday morning show and High Point Team in both the Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning shows. By Wally Feldt The University of Montana Western equestrian team competed at the Montana State University horse show in Bozeman, Mont. this past weekend. In the Saturday morning English show, Kristen Gfroerer placed second and Amanda Gelderman took sixth in open fences. In intermediate fences, Erin Bender, Amanda Stephenson and Kristin Bredl took first, third, and sixth, respectively. Linda Sieverkropp placed sixth in novice fences. Amanda Gelderman placed second and Amanda Stephenson fourth in open flat section A and Kristen Gfroerer took second in open flat section B. Erin Bender placed first and Kristin Bredl fourth in intermediate flat. Brenda Cole and Carissa Callison placed first and third, respectively, in novice flat section A. In novice flat section B, Jessie Clise took first and Linda Sieverkropp fourth. Brenna Dwyer placed fifth in advanced walk-trot-canter. Kindle McCauley took first in walk trot. Kindle McCauley qualified for regionals in walk trot, Jessie Clise in novice flat and Amanda Gelderman in open fences. Montana Western won Reserve High Point Team and Erin Bender won Reserve High Point Rider. Gfroerer took first and Gelderman third in open reining in the Saturday afternoon Western show. In open horsemanship, Gfroerer took first and Gelderman sixth. Bredl took first, Stephenson placed second, Cole fourth and Jenny Winfield sixth in advanced. Tesla Mcdowell took first and Sieverkropp sixth in novice section B. Fred Deffenbaugh took first in intermediate II section B. Callison placed second in intermediate II section C. Dwyer placed fifth in intermediate I. Colleen Meagher took first and Amber Stine fifth in beginning horsemanship. Gfroerer won High Point Individual and the Montana Western team won High Point Team. On Sunday, Meagher placed fifth in beginning horsemanship in Western completion. Dwyer took first in intermediate I. Callison placed fifth in intermediate II section C. Deffenbaugh placed fifth in intermediate II section B. Mcdowell took second in novice section B and Sieverkropp took first in novice section A. In advanced, Cole, Bredl, and Stephenson placed second, third, and fifth, respectively. Gelderman placed third and Gfroerer fourth in open horsemanship. In open reining, Gfroerer placed third and Gelderman fifth. The Montana Western team won High Point Team for the Sunday morning show. The University of Montana Western equestrian team’s next show is in Billings on Jan. 30, featuring two Western shows.