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September 24, 2012


Welcome back!

The 2012-13 officer team has begun a fabulous year with an emphasis on fitness and getting our team ready to compete. The first show for this season is at University of the South: Sewanee in Sewanee, TN this weekend. If you are going to be showing, Anne will let you know via email.

New members--please come with us and see our team in action at a horse show.

Other News

Schedule page has been updated with important dates and show dates.

June 1, 2012


Results from the 2012 Nationals in Raleigh, NC

Individual Results

Emily Kopko was named the RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION in Intermediate Horsemanship--way to go Emily! She put in a great ride!

Cayce Turner placed 2nd in the Novice Horsemanship--making her the 2012 RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION! Congratulations!

Alina Carter took 5th in the Open Reining and 7th in the Open Horsemanship. She also earned a trip to the NRHA Greatest Catch Ride which is during the NRHA Derby this summer!
Watch out for updates on the team Facebook about that exciting opportunity for her.

Lydia Darnell was named the RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION in the Alumni Horsemanship!!

Marianne England placed 3rd in the nation in the Alumni Horsemanship! Way to go!

For the 5 MTSU Equestrian Team members who represented the team at the 2012 Nationals, it was a great show! They did fabulous and made our coaches proud.

Special thanks to the members who went to Nationals to help with horses--Jeff Nelms, Christine Henry, Jen Vaughn, Kati Sullivan, Katharine Driver,and Jenna Bertoli.

A BIG thanks to our fabulous coaches for such a great year!

Other News

Congratulations to the newly elected 2012-13 Officer Team!

Anna Caruso, President
Emily Kopko, Vice President
Lindsey Rosen, Secretary
Jen Vaughn, Treasurer
Courtney Stevens, Assistant Treasurer
Stephanie West, Manager
Elizabeth Settle, Manager
Kelli Woodell, Public Relations Rep




April 4, 2012


Results from the 2012 National Semi Finals in Ocala, FL

After a nice weekend in Ocala, the team has returned back to Murfreesboro!

Of the individual qualifiers, 6 of 7 are headed to Nationals!

Individual Results

Alina Carter WON the Individual Open Reining class and placed 4th in the Individual Open Horsemanship class, earning a spot at Nationals in both classes.

Cayce Turner placed 4th in the Individual Novice Horsemanship class, also earning a trip to Nationals.

Emily Kopko placed 4th in the Individual Intermediate Horsemanship class, and will be headed to Nationals.

Lydia Darnell WON the Alumni Horsemanship class

Marianne England placed 4th in the Alumni Horsemanship class


As for the team, they placed 5th overall, with only 2 points difference between the 2nd place team and the 5th place team. Needless to say, this year's semi-finals was full of great riders!

Team Results

Alina Carter placed 7th in the Team Open Reining

Kelli Woodell placed 7th in the Team Open Horsemanship

Anna Caruso WON the Team Advanced Horsemanship

Emily Kopko placed 4th in the Team Novice Horsemanship

Katharine Driver placed 6th in the Team Intermediate Horsemanship

Samantha Justilian placed 2nd in the Team Beginning Horsemanship

Results from the 2012 Zone Finals at Virginia Intermont College

We sent two individuals to the Zone 5 Finals at Virginial Intermont College.

Individual Results

Miller Henard placed 7th in the Individual Open Equitation on the Flat

Marianne England placed 5th in the Alumni Over Fences class and
placed 3rd in the Alumni Equitation on the Flat.

March 21, 2012


Deepest apologies for such a lag in updating the website--we have had technical difficulties.

The spring show season has proven to be quite an exciting one!
After being named the hi-point team at five of eight regular season western shows, we are proud to
announce that the MTSU Eq Team is the
2012 Regional Champion Western Team!
We are headed to the IHSA National Semi-Finals in Ocala, FL this weekend!
Several individuals have qualified for Semi Finals as well.

Alina Carter in Individual Open Horsemanship

Alina Carter in Individual Open Reining

Cayce Turner in Individual Novice Horsemanship

Emily Kopko in Individual Intermediate Horsemanship

Aly Cook in Individual Beginning Horsemanship

Lydia Darnell in Alumni Horsemanship

Marianne England in Alumni Horsemanship

Congratulations to the newly elected 2012-13 Officer Team

President- Anna Caruso
Vice President- Emily Kopko
Secretary- Lindsey Rosen
Treasurer- Jen Vaughn
Assist. Treasurer- Courtney Stevens
Manager- Stephanie West
Manager- Elizabeth Settle
Event Coordinator- Katharine Driver
Public Relations Rep- Kelli Woodell

December 2, 2011


This has been a wonderful show season for the MTSU Equestrian Team. We are so appreciative of all of our members' hard work for the team.

We are proud to announce that MaryBeth Hawkins has won the Attendance Point Challenge, and has free lessons for the spring semester! Thank you, MaryBeth, for showing your dedication to our team!

We are selling advertisements and sponsorships for our upcoming 2 horseshows in the spring semester.
We are asking each member to sell at least 2 advertisements, but PLEASE sell more. These ad sales help make our horse show possible. The highest selling three members (who sell over $500 in ads) will recieve free lessons and/or free team jacket.
The deadline for ads is January 23rd, 2012. No exceptions.
HERE is a digital copy of our ad form.

Look forward to seeing you at the Holiday Party!

November 7, 2011


A big thank you
to all of the students who came to the Murray and Maryville horseshows JUST to help! We could NOT have survived the weekend without your dedication and hard work.

*MTSU-hosted show dates have been finalized and posted to the show schedule.

*Photo galleries for both Maryville shows and the western Murray show have been posted.


September 27, 2011


This past weekend was our first IHSA competition for the semester--it was at Sewanee. We rode well, and were able to qualify two riders for the Regional Championships. Both Brook Davis and Kelsie Graham qualified out of Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter into Novice. We brought 6 horses to Sewanee--and had amazing volunteers who helped immensely with the care of these horses. We awarded our "Volunteer of the Weekend" award to new member, Lindsey Rosen. Also, thank you to Alyssa Grimes who let us use her horse, Bruno.

Our next upcoming horse show is at Maryville College on October 21, 22, & 23rd. It is now a double huntseat AND double western show. We will sign up for this show at the October 3rd meeting. If you are unable to attend, please email Anne with your level and the day(s) you are available to show.

Also, we have added a "photo" section to our website. Please check it out! Also, if you have any pictures of team events/shows, please make sure to submit those to Christine Henry at so they can be added to our photo collection.

Link to the IHSA RULE Book
Members, please make sure to read over this--as there WILL be a quiz at an upcoming meeting.



July 13, 2011


Nationals Results

Megan Hephner placed 3rd in Open Horsemanship

Thor Hess placed 4th in Advanced Horsemanship

Stacey Bailey placed 3rd in Alumni Horsemanship and won the Alumni Rening!

Congratulations to all who rode--and thank you to all of the teammates who travelled to
Kentucky to help with the 8 horses that we brought as well as cheering on our riders at Nationals.

April 19, 2011

Congratulations to the IHSA Nationals Qualifiers

Megan Hephner in Open Horsemanship

Thor Hess in Advanced Horsemanship

Marianne England in Alumni Huntseat Flat

Stacey Bailey in Alumni Horsemanship and Reining

Megan Hephner was the regional High Point Western Rider and will compete in the AQHA Cup.
We wish all of our riders the best of luck!

Congratulations to the Eq Team Award winners

Best New Member-- Stephen Poore

Work Horse-- Jen Vaughn

Sportsmanship-- Marianne England

Congratulations to the 2011-2012 Officer Team

President- Christine Henry
Vice President- Anna Caruso
Secretary- Anna Vaughn
Treasurer- Kate Burdette
Assistant Treasurer- Jen Vaughn
Managers- Stephanie West and Emily Kopko
Campus Rep- Jeff Nelms
Event Coordinator- Kati Sullivan

Thanks for a great year and look forward to the 2011-2012 year!

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