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The Lycoming College Equestrian Club recently
participated in its first intercollegiate competition March 16-17 at Briarwood
Farms in Flemington, N.J.
The club competed against six other colleges. According to Nora Castner,
club president, three riders placed during the event. Kelly Higgins, of
Kunkletown, a junior German major, won two first-place awards in intermediate
advanced walk, trot and canter. Castner, of Bloomsbury, N.J., a senior
psychology major, won fourth- and sixth-place awards in intermediate advanced
walk, trot and canter; and Jennifer Gillin, of Barnegat, N.J., a junior biology
major, placed second in intermediate beginner walk, trot and canter.
The College’s Equestrian Club is a group of students of all ability levels
who are interested in horseback riding and competition. Dr. Amy Rogers,
professor of education, is the club adviser. Members of the club also volunteer
twice a week at SunnyBrook Meadows Therapeutic Riding, Montgomery.
College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated
to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic
program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful
student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a
Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located
near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one
of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit
Junior Kelly Higgins holds up a blue ribbon she received for winning first-place during the Equestrian Club’s first competition.
Students Nora Castner, Kelly Higgins and Jennifer Gillin are shown after their first intercollegiate competition with the College’s Equestrian Club.