UMN Crookston Hunt Seat Equestrian Opens Up Season at North Dakota State

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CROOKSTON, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Crookston hunt seat equestrian team is set to open their season with shows at North Dakota State University March 6 at 1 p.m., and March 7 at 9 a.m.

The Golden Eagles have won the IHSA Regional Championship the last two years. UMN Crookston is looking to have a strong season as they open up competition.

Minnesota Crookston is led in their Open Flat and Open Fences classes by Rachel Johnson (Sr., Stillwater, Minn.), Morgan Schelske (Jr., Zimmerman, Minn.), and Taylor Barlage (Sr., New Prague, Minn.). All three riders advanced to IHSA Zones last season as individuals before the cancellation of the 2020 season due to COVID-19.

In Limit Flat and Fences, Katie Buttolph (Jr., Yankton, S.D.) and Katie Orth (Jr., Randall, Minn.) return, while Kendra Putzke (Fr., Esko, Minn.) is a newcomer for the Golden Eagles who will compete on day one. Avery Dobrzelecki (So., Bismarck, N.D.) will compete in Limit Flat and Fences on day two.

In Novice Flat, the Golden Eagles return Brittney Myers (Sr., Cottage Grove, Minn.), while Alex Pfaffenbach (Fr., Appleton, Wis.) will make her debut for UMN Crookston.

In Pre-Novice Flat, Anna Woidyla (Sr., Swanville, Minn.) returns for the Golden Eagles, while Kaitlyn Fedewa (Fr., Cambridge, Minn.), Jordan Erickson (Fr., Clontarf, Minn.), and Sydney McKee (So., New Hope, Minn.) will all make their debuts. Woidyla advanced to IHSA Zones as an individual in 2020.

In Introductory Flat, Ashleigh Lueder (Fr., Rochester, Minn.) and Delainey Lancaster (Fr., Watertown, S.D.) will both make their debuts for UMN Crookston.

Day 1

Open Flat/Fences: Rachel Johnson, Morgan Schelske, Taylor Barlage

Limit Flat/Fences: Katherine Buttolph, Katie Orth, Kendra Putzke

Novice Flat: Brittney Myers

Pre-Novice Flat: Anna Woidyla, Kaitlyn Fedewa, Jordan Erickson

Introductory Flat: Ashleigh Lueder, Delainey Lancaster

 

Day 2

Open Flat/Fences: Rachel Johnson, Morgan Schelske, Taylor Barlage

Limit Flat/Fences: Katherine Buttolph, Katie Orth, Avery Dobrzelecki

Novice Flat: Alex Pfaffenbach

Pre-Novice Flat: Anna Woidyla, Kaitlyn Fedewa, Sydney McKee

Introductory Flat: Ashleigh Lueder, Delainey Lancaster