Equestrian Season Wraps Up at Regional Championships

Junior Serafine Torregiano placed in both intermediate flat and fences. (PHOTO BY Tom Eng Photography)

Four Skyhawk riders place third, just short of Zone 1 Championship qualification

HANOVER, Mass. (April 4, 2016) – The Stonehill College equestrian team rounded out its 2015-16 season at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Zone 1, Region 4 Championships, hosted by Boston University, at Holly Hill Show Stables on Saturday.

None of Stonehill's ten regional qualifiers placed in the top two to advance to the IHSA Zone 1 Championships at Mount Holyoke University, bringing the Skyhawks season to a close.

Stonehill riders earned third place ribbons in four events at the championship, led by senior Laura Haynes (Avon, Connecticut/Avon) for open equitation over fences. Junior Serafine Torregiano (Saratoga Springs, New York/Saratoga Springs) earned a yellow ribbon for intermediate equitation on the flat to go with a fifth place show for intermediate fences. Classmate Kayla McNulty (Tyngsboro, Massachusetts/Academy of Notre Dame) placed third in walk-trot equitation, while sophomore Baylee Kimbar (Worcester, Massachusetts/West Babylon) earned a third place ribbon for novice flat, while also placing fifth in novice fences.

Stonehill also collected a trio of seventh place shows, with senior Fiona Carroll (Alexandria, Virginia/Bishop Ireton) doing so for novice fences. Classmate Dara D'Agostino (Canton, Massachusetts/Canton) earned a purple ribbon for novice flat, while senior Emma Zameirowski (Winchester, Massachusetts/Winchester), the 2014 IHSA National Champion for walk-trot, capped her collegiate career with a seventh place show for walk-trot-canter.

Stonehill finished the 2015-16 season second in the region as a team with 268 points. Tufts University took the team title in Region 4, while Boston University was third.

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