Four Points Separate Goucher, Mary Washington

Four Points Separate Goucher, Mary Washington

First-Place Performances for Jabin, Parks in Novice Division

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Only one riding program gained any ground at all on Goucher in the 2009-10 standings at today's IHSA Zone IV Region I show, which was conducted at Carlton Farms and hosted by William & Mary.

Goucher, which began the day in first place in the Region IV-I standings, earned 31 points today, as did Mary Washington and George Washington. The high point team was Christopher Newport with 32 points.

The new standings, which reflect today's results, still have Goucher in first, now with 143 points. Mary Washington remains four points back in second place and Christopher Newport is third with 110 points.

A pair of Goucher riders distinguished themselves in the novice equitation division: Addie Jabin (Annapolis, Md./Severn School) placed first in the jumps and Laura Parks (Apex, N.C./Raleigh Charter) placed first in the flat phase. Jabin also took runner-up honors in novice flat.

Taylor Marcus (Unionville, Pa./Unionville) was awarded first place and Courtney Levine (Miami, Fla./Miami Palmetto) was runner-up in intermediate equitation on the flat.

In the open division, Amory Brandt (Saratoga, Calif./Lynbrook) and Karli Postel (Newbury Park, Calif./Oaks Christian School) both placed second in one class and third in another. For Brandt, the red ribbon was in the jumping phase and the yellow for flat; just the opposite for Postel, second in jumps and third in flat.

Effie Bourgin (Savage, Md./Atholton) placed third in advanced walk-trot-canter.