Lexington, KY - Thursday morning marked the start of the 2017 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championships. The The four-day event was held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Hollins was represented by Elizabeth (Randi) Byrd.
Byrd earned her spot in the National field by virtue of a pair of runner-up finishes. After claiming second place in Open Equitation on the Flat at the IHSA Regional event in late March, Randi earned a berth in the Zone Finals. At Zones, Byrd once again finished runner-up to claim a spot at the championships.
On Thursday afternoon, the 16 rider field took their rotation at the event. Byrd representd Hollins well in the field, finishing just outside the top 10.