Sanctuary Stables Equestrian Team Dominates at Zone 2 IEA Finals
The Sanctuary Stables Equestrian Team sent a record 13 riders to compete at Zone Finals on March 27, hosted by Alfred University. With both the middle school and high school team qualified, in addition to 12 riders competing as individuals, it was a full day of competition for the Sanctuary riders, coached by Nicolle Madonna and Meg Maloney.
The day started off with a strong ride by Kristen Koenig, sophomore at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, in the open individual on the flat, which qualified her to move on to National Finals. Corinne Milnamow, freshman at Chittenango High School, qualified for National Finals as an individual in both the Intermediate over Fences and Intermediate on the Flat. Erin Vieau, 8th grader at Christian Brothers Academy, qualified in the Intermediate on the Flat. Monica Perrone, 8th grader at Christian Brothers Academy, qualified as an individual in the Novice on the Flat.
The middle school team ended the day as the Champion Middle School team. Team competitors Morgan Mapstone, 6th grade at Cazenovia, Monica Perrone and Erin Vieau earned a total of 21 points to beat out Linden Hall Equestrian Team for top honors.
The high school team was in competition with a total of nine other teams from New York and Pennsylvania. The team was neck and neck with the Grier School and Linden Hall up until the very end of the day. Team competitors Kristen Koenig, Corinne Milnamow, Karen Osborn, junior at CBA, Danielle McCrohan, junior at Fayetteville-Manlius, and Kali Jarvis, junior at Cazenovia, earned a total of 32 points, including a win over fences for Milnamow and a win on the flat for Jarvis. The final result for the high school was Sanctuary Stables, Champion and the Grier School, Reserve Champion.