LCCC Ranch Horse Team photo

LCCC Ranch Horse Team

Laramie County Community College Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) equestrian team members participated in the Colby Community College show, Oct. 9-10 in Colby, Kansas and placed in the top 10 of competitors.

 

Six students competed at this contest in western horsemanship which involves rail work and individual patterns that show the ability of the rider to control and guide the horse through the elements, including circles, lead changes, stop and back. “Our riders competed in a competitive field with many colleges represented, with all of LCCC’s riders placings in their respective divisions,” said Julia Wickerath, IHSA coach.

 

The competition was a two-day event, allowing the students to build on their experiences. “After Saturday's classes our team really focused on what they could work on and showed up Sunday with a sense of newfound confidence,” said Wickerath. “The amount of growth I saw "overnight" at this show makes me excited to see how much they'll learn throughout the season.”

 

Saturday’s competition results:

  • Beginner Class 11A: Danae Baker, Cheyenne, Wyo., fourth place
  • Rookie B Class: Anna Bossman, Moorcroft, Wyo., fifth place
  • Beginner Class 11C: Katelyn Cowin, Pasco, Wash., sixth place
  • Beginner Class 11B: Taylor Fawcett, Laramie, Wyo., fifth place
  • Rookie A Class: Madison Fehringer, Sidney, Neb., second place
  • Rookie A Class: Haley Wade, Cheyenne, Wyo., sixth place

 

Sunday’s competition results:

  • Beginner Class 11C: Danae Baker, Cheyenne, Wyo., fourth place
  • Rookie B Class: Anna Bossman, Moorcroft, Wyo., first place
  • Beginner Class 11A: Katelyn Cowin, Pasco, Wash., sixth place
  • Beginner Class 11B: Taylor Fawcett, Laramie, Wyo., fourth place
  • Rookie A Class: Madison Fehringer, Sidney, Neb., third place
  • Rookie A Class: Haley Wade, Cheyenne, Wyo., fifth place

 

In IHSA shows riders don’t provide their own horses, they draw for each day of the event for a new horse. This element of uncertainty for the type of horse’s competitors will ride, increases the complexity of the skills the students compete in.

 

LCCC’s IHSA team will continue to compete throughout the school year and will participate in a hunt seat show on Oct. 23-24, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

 

To learn more about the IHSA team contact coaches Julia Wickerath at jwickerath@lccc.wy.edu or Deeda Randle at drandle@lccc.wy.edu.