Stephens College Equestrian Studies program students had the opportunity to compete against horses from around the United States in the St. Louis National Charity Horse Show from Sept. 25-28 at the National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis, Missouri.

Each Stephens student who competed earned ribbons, which is impressive particularly because the group only had six weeks to prepare for the national level show, said Kelly Hulse, Assistant Professor of Equestrian Studies. 

“I was extremely proud of our Equestrian students who competed at the horse show,” she said. “This group of students represented Stephens well, and displayed superior horsemanship, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Horse show results:

Erica Boulden ’20 and Let’s Seal The Deal won ASB Country Pleasure Driving and Reserve Champion in the Championship. 

Ellen Erchul ’19, who graduates this December, was reserve in the Amateur Three-Gaited and Reserve with WC Talk Is Money in the Amateur Three-Gaited Championship. 

Taylor Mansour ’23 was sixth in Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Junior Exhibitor and fifth back in the Championship.

Freshman Lucy Mellema ’23 was reserve in Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Park and Reserve in the Championship. 


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