Byrd Advances To National Show

Byrd Advances To National Show

Fredericksburg, VA - The Zone 4 Regional Championship show was held on Saturday at Hazelwild Farm in Fredericksburg.  The University of Mary Washington served as the host institution for the IHSA event that would determine the teams and individuals that would compete in the National Championships in early May.

Hollins sent a pair of riders to compete in the show.  Elizabeth Byrd (Randi) and Jessica Michael had earned a spot in the Regional show by virtue of their finishes at the zonal competition on March 19th.  Byrd followed up her Champion finish at the zones with a repeat performance at the regional show.  Randi was named Champion of the Intermediate Equitation of the Flat division on Saturday afternoon.  For her efforts, the sophomore from Roanoke earned a berth in the National Championships.  Michael earned her spot in show by being named Reserve Champion at the zonal event.  On Saturday, Michael finished fifth in her division, Walk Trot Canter.

Byrd will next compete at the IHSA National Championships, May 5-8, in Lexington, KY.  The four day event will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park.