Middleberg Qualifies at Regionals for Zone Competition

Byline: by Lauren Kershner

Posted: March 28, 2012

Three members of the Huntseat Team showed at the Regional competition on Sat, March 17 at Briarwood Farms in Flemington, Nj. The show determined who qualified for the Zone Competition, which is determined by different regions competing against one another to achieve first place.

Christina Giacomini ‘12, Jessica Middleberg ‘14 and Allie Veach ‘14 represented Wilson, accumulating enough points over the past year in order to qualify for this show.

Giacomini showed in both Intermediate Equitation Over Fences and On the Flat. Veach showed in Walk-Trot-Canter. Middleberg showed in Walk-Trot.

Fighting nerves

"Coming into Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, I was really nervous, and did not expect to get as far as I did with it being my first year on the team," says Middleberg.

After the initial round of riding, judges call back in the best riders of each category to determine placing.

Giacomini was called back into her class and received both fifth and sixth place in her classes.

Middleberg places first

Veach was not called back in for her class. Middleberg was called back in during her class and placed first, qualifying for the Zone Competition.

"To be able to share this moment with the people who have supported me throughout this entire year, was one of the most special moments in my life," Middleberg said afterwards.

Middleberg shows against the other regions who qualified to the Zone. Some other schools include Kutztown University, Arcadia University and Lafayette College. The Zone Competition is held on Sun, April 1, at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pa.

Last Updated: March 28, 2012

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