Briton Dressage Starts Season Strong (October 17-18, 2015)

Unfazed by windy conditions, a young Briton dressage team started the season with a second place finish on the first day of the double-header show hosted by Michigan State University. The second half of the show saw the team finish fifth of the nine teams present.

With six freshman riders and two seniors in the mix, the team didn’t let inexperience with the intercollegiate format deter them. Freshman Kenzie Bush (St. Clair/Marysville) drew Albion College’s own Rockefeller for her Lower Training class on Saturday and came away with the win. She later notched a third place finish in the division in the Sunday half of the show.

Freshman Skyler Campbell (Grand Rapids/Caledonia) also made a strong first showing with a third place finish at Introductory level on Sunday.

Team co-captains Emma Stapley (Rockford/Rockford) and Paige Beliveau (West Newbury, Mass./St. Thomas Aquinas) said, “We can’t believe how lucky we are to be captains of such an amazing group of riders! We have a very young team, but everyone had incredibly great attitudes all weekend and worked really hard to make the show successful and fun for everyone.”

The Briton dressage team travels to the University of Findlay (Ohio) for their next meet on October 31.