Lynchburg, VA - The IHSA "postseason" got started over the weekend when Hollins sent riders to Randolph College to compete in the Zone 4 Region 2 Championships. The top two finishers in each classification will earn a berth in the Zonal Championships in three weeks.
Hollins had a trio of riders competing on Saturday afternoon. Each had earned a spot in the event by qualifying during the IHSA season. Elizabeth Byrd, Jessica Michael, and Sara Baygents were in search of a finish that would qualify them for the Zonal Championships on April 9th. Byrd was named Champion when she finished atop the final standings in Intermediate Flat, clinching a spot in the Zone 4 Championship show. In Walk, Trot, Canter, Jessica Michael gave Hollins a second rider in the Regionals by being named Reserve Champion. Hollins just missed a third entry when Baygents finished fifth in Novice Fences.
Byrd and Michael will look to qualify for the National show when they compete in the Regional Championships, hosted by University of Mary Washington, in three weeks.