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Two members of the Clarion University-Venango Campus Equestrian Team qualified for the IHSA Western Regionals at a competition on Saturday, February 18, at Alfred University Equestrian Center in Alfred, New York. The event was hosted by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Horse Show. These were the first members of the Venango Campus Equestrian Team to qualify for regional competition in western equestrian riding. In November, Rachel Wynkoop, a freshman early childhood education student at Clarion University-Venango Campus, qualified for regional equestrian competition in English riding.

Sarah Klingler, a freshman respiratory care major, qualified in Class 12B. Sarah graduated from Maplewood High School and has been riding since she was eight years old. She has competed in many rodeos and barrel racing competitions.

Kellie Forsman, a freshman business administration major minoring in graphic arts at the Clarion campus, qualified in Class 11. Kellie, who is from Erie, graduated from McDowell High School.

Western Regionals will be held on March 10th at the West Virginia University Equestrian Center.

Eight riders from the Venango team were entered in the IHSA Western competition. Sarah Klingler earned a sixth and first place, Kellie Forsman placed third and second, Brittany Feroce placed second and sixth and Tina Loney earned second and third.

Several riders who are new to competition this semester also placed. Cody Steele placed fourth and first, Katelynn Nussbaum earned two second place ribbons, Judy Shupe placed fourth and third and Christine Lewis showed in the team's highest level 13.

The team's next show is Saturday Feb. 25 at Slippery Rock University's Equestrian Center.

Clarion University–Venango Campus, located in Oil City, is the oldest regional campus in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The campus provides high-quality educational programs and personalized services to help students succeed. Students can begin any of Clarion University's 90+ bachelor's degrees at the Venango Campus, earn an associate degree, a bachelor's or master's degree in select areas, obtain a one-year certificate or participate in a variety of professional development and personal enrichment courses. The campus is home to Clarion University's School of Nursing and Allied Health, the Department of Applied Technology, and the Venango Department of Arts and Sciences. Clarion University–Venango Campus is committed to serving the needs of the community.
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2/24/2012 1:40 PM

Venango Campus Equestrian Team Members Qualify for Western Regionals