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Riders get the jump at Classic

Riders from the equestrian program at Queen Margaret's School turned in several fine performances at the QMS Spring Classic on May 7-10.

Grade 9 student Madison Heisterman claimed four championships on her horse, Hershey Kiss: the pre-green hunter division, CET practice .75m-.85m, modified child/adult, children's hunter.

Kassidy Keith Ruelle claimed the CET practice .9m-1m championship on Wallabee, and was reserve champion in the pregreen hunter division on Carlton K. Coach and 2012 graduate Karlene Neuffer was modified open hunter champion on Bubba, with Emily Cake reserve on Marlow.

In pre child/pre adult, Hailey Gascoigne was champion on Liberty W, while Stephen Igbinosa was reserve on Irish Cream.

Hannah Jedrysiak was 2' hunter division champion on Fine China, who also carried Amelie Du to reserve in the same division.

Ximena Maya Chavez on Altivo and Mackenzie Grouhel on Levi shared the long/ short stirrup championship, with Lauren Tomio as reserve on Amorata.

Karlie Castle was reserve in Arbutus open hunter on Del Rio, and Christine Coels was reserve in modified child/adult on Landmark.

Several riders also received jumper ribbons.

Gascoigne on Liberty W was second in pony/child/adult jumpers, Coels on Landmark was first in Reynolds pony/child/adult amateur and first in Admor child/pony, and Keith Ruelle was first in CWD open jumpers and first in CWD optional.

Toni Spiteri on Louistik de Brevil was third in 2'6" jumpers and first in pony/child/adult jumpers. Nicole Goudet Seedorf on King Edward was third in pony/child/adult jumpers and first in mini prix. Miranda Lebeuf on Carivero was first in .85 jumpers and imperial pony/child/adult amateur.

Paulina Echegary Sorondo on Altivo was second in Reynolds pony/child/adult amateur.

Olivia Austin on Lanita was first in Salmond low jumper. Ana Sofia Alban Madero on Picadilly was second in CWD open jumpers.

Kevin Rothbauer

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