Pingree Riders Triumph at Junior Olympics
Recent grad Eliza Eddy '16 and rising seniors Katie Lichten '17 and Maddie Lichten '17 travelled to Parker, Colorado last month to represent the United States Eventing Association Area 1 Team at the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, known to equestrians as the Junior Olympics. The Area 1 team draws riders from New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. The riders from Pingree participated in the discipline of eventing, a competition involving dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. The Lichten sisters represented the Area 1 team, while Eddy competed individually.
The highly skilled Area 1 team managed a score of 150.7, propelling them to the top of the podium and earning them the gold medal. Katie and her horse RF luminati finished in seventh place overall with a score of 48.3. While Maddie was eliminated in the cross-country round, she was proud of how far the team had come and was thrilled for her sister and teammates. Eddy placed 27th overall in the individual competition.
Congrats to our incredible riders!