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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Salm, Steeley represent UMC at IHSA Nationals

  • Emily Steeley posted a score of 76, she in eighth place out of the top 16 riders in the country. Shannon Salm was up against the nation’s Top 12 Novice riders and ended her season with a strong 10th place finish.
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  • The University of Minnesota Crookston equestrian team had two representatives at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Nationals May 1-4 in Harrisburg, Pa. Emily Steeley (So., Portsmouth, R.I./Equine Science) and Shannon Salm (Jr., Larsen, Wis./Equine Science) each competed for the Golden Eagles.
    “These two riders worked very hard to get to this point in their riding career and I know they felt extremely proud to be representing the University this weekend,” said Assistant Coach Kayla Krueger. “Both riders have set the bar high for next year. Coach Leininger and I are very excited to see what’s in store for both equestrian teams in the future.”
    Steeley rode in the Individual Open Equitation over Fences on Saturday and had a fantastic round. With a score of 76, she in eighth place out of the top 16 riders in the country. On Friday, Steeley competed in the first phase for the Cacchione Cup, which is given to the nation’s top Open Equitation rider. The first phase involved jumping. Steeley had a fantastic course, however it was just shy of her qualifying onto the second phase. The young sophomore was extremely proud of the opportunity to represent her region as one of the top riders so early in her career.
    Salm competed on Sunday in the Individual Novice Horsemanship phase. Salm was up against the nation’s Top 12 Novice riders and ended her season with a strong 10th place finish.
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