Golden Eagles compete in various classes.

The University of Minnesota Crookston western equestrian team competed in a pair of shows at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls last weekend.


    On Saturday, Cathy Ackroyd finished third in the Reining class.


    Katie Warner took first in Advanced Horsemanship to point up in the Open ranks.


    Katelynn Robertson took first in the Novice Horsemanship class to point up into the Advanced Horsemanship class.


    Hannah Van Dyke and Anna Johnson took second and fourth, respectively, in their sections of Novice Horsemanship.


    Sarah Zellmer, EmmaRae Nelson and Shayla Marthaler took second, third and fourth, respectively, in their sections of Intermediate Horsemanship.


    Skyla Knudtson and Whitney Weidenborner claimed first and second, respectively, in their sections of Intermediate.


    Megan Doughty, who usually rides Walk Trot for the Hunt Seat team, joined the Western squad for the weekend to fill in for an injured rider and picked up a third-place finish.


    On Sunday, Ackroyd claimed fifth in the Reining class and third in Open Horsemanship.
    Warner took second in the Open Horsemanship class.


    Robertson finished fourth in Advanced Horsemanship.


    Van Dyke took second in the Intermediate class.


    Zellmer, Weidenborner and Madeline Drayna rode to second-place finishes in their respective sections of Intermediate Horsemanship.


    Doughty claimed a fourth-place finish in the Walk Trot class.


    UMC returns to action on Feb. 18 for an IHSA home show at the University Teaching and Outreach Center.


    The Golden Eagles will follow it up on Feb. 20 for an NCEA competition at South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D.