Gophers Add Three Points, Finish in 7th Place

Gophers Add Three Points, Finish in 7th Place

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The final two events in the Hunter Seat Collegiate Cup were contested today at the 2015 IHSA National Horse Show and with Joey Fink (Baltimore, Md./The Park School) earning three points for placing fourth in open equitation on the flat, Goucher finished the competition in seventh place.

Add Fink's three points to the five Sarah Lummis (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) picked up in walk-trot-canter equitation on Friday puts Goucher's final total at eight. The Gophers didn't come away with any points in open equitation on the flat where Fink managed to place 11th overall today.

Savannah Art & Design, the only team to score in as many as seven of the eigth events, claimed the Cup with a final total of 30 points. The runner-up was Centenary (N.J.) with 24 points, followed by Skidmore (19 points) in third and St. Lawrence (17) and Stanford (17) tied for fourth.

The only three riders in open flat that received higher scores from the judges than Fink were Emily D'Allessandro from St. Lawrence, Devon Walther from Savannah Art & Design and Abby Bertelson from Stanford. Fifth place, one behind Fink, went to Elizabeth Hay, who was the winner of the Cacchione Cup as the nation's top collegiate rider on Saturday.