Lake Erie College equestrian students compete in Equifest II at Lamplight


Lake Erie College equestrian students Maggie Brink, Anna Lowell and Jade Styburski recently took part in Equifest II, one of the nation's premier horse shows. The week-long competition took place from July 28 through August 2 at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, Ill., one of the top equestrian sporting centers in the country.

The Chicago-area facility hosted some of the best horses and riders in the nation over the course of the week, and all three LEC riders had a very successful show. Brink, a junior equestrian teacher trainer major, and school horse Pogo Avantos won the Reserve Championship in the 18-35 Adult Amateur Hunter division. Lowell, a sophomore equestrian teacher trainer and business administration double major, won good ribbons in the Adult Amateur hunters with her own horse, Monster's Inc., while Styburski, a senior equestrian teacher trainer major, and LEC school horse Leroy Brown placed well in the Low Adult Jumper division.

LEC Assistant Professor and Trainer Mary Pardee had the opportunity to speak with several prospective students at the show and continued to broaden the reach of Lake Erie's equine studies program by making new professional connections with top trainers. Credit for the photos in this article goes to Andrew Ryeback Photography.

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