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NDSU Extension Service, Published December 21 2011

NDSU equestrian team earns honors

FARGO - North Dakota State University's Western equestrian team ended the fall semester on a high note.

The team earned the title of high point team the first day of a show NDSU hosted at the NDSU Equine Center on Nov. 11-13. The team was named reserve high point team the second day.

Also at that show, NDSU riders Shannon Voges, a senior from Courtland, Minn., and Ashley Lindell, a junior from Solway, Minn., tied for the title of reserve high point rider the first day.

Voges was named high point rider the second day of the event.

Voges, one of the team's four captains, also was named high point rider both days of a show the University of Minnesota-Crookston hosted Oct. 29-30.

The other three team captains are Jenna Benjaminson, a senior from Walhalla; Laura Schlosser, a junior from Edgeley; and Hannah Beyer, a junior from Rapid City, S.D.

Other team members are: Alyssa Chevalier, senior, Maplewood, Minn.; Jackie Eldredge, senior, Casselton; Brittany Huggins, senior, Warroad, Minn.; Citty Cole, junior, Granite Falls, Minn.; Caitlin Drogemuller, junior, Lakeville, Minn.; Kelsie Egeland, junior, Grand Forks; Brandi Houghton, junior, Fargo; Codie Miller, junior, Prior Lake, Minn.; Betty Nellen, junior, Burlington, Wis.; Megan Hansen, sophomore, Doran, Minn.; Emily Kedrowski, sophomore, Apple Valley, Minn.; Ashlee Barth, freshman, Glyndon, Minn.; Rylee Burkett, freshman, Rochester, Ind.; Leslie Miller, freshman, Fergus Falls, Minn.; Alli Mustonen, freshman, Buffalo, Minn.; Emily Norwig, freshman, Hampton, Minn.; Janna Rice, freshman, Maddock; Chelsey Schafer, freshman, New Rockford; and Cami Slaubaugh, freshman, Wolford.

"There is an outstanding group of individuals this year who have stepped up into strong leadership roles," says team coach Tara Swanson. "I have asked a lot of the team members in terms of time commitment and hard work, and each member has accepted the challenge and played a vital role in the successful season we are having."

NDSU will host the final regular competition of the year March 3, 2012. NDSU also will host the regional show the following day.