Local equestrians have been busy this season
CENTREVILLE — Several local equestrians have had a busy show season in early 2017.
First, Rachel Grabowski, 15, of Stevensville, went to Raleigh, North Carolina, in early May to compete at the Level I East Coast Quarter Horse Championships. Grabowski qualified to go to the competition in July 2016, during the Region 5 Championships held in Swedesboro, New Jersey. Her highest placing in Raleigh was in Western Novice Youth Trail, placing fifth on her Quarter horse mare, “So Hot, I’m Awesome.”
On June 21, Grabowski, MaKenzie Miller, 15, and Jenna Dawes, 13, both of Stevensville, and Lauren Levasseur, 7, of Centreville, traveled to this year’s Region 5 Championships, again held in Swedesboro at the New Jersey Equestrian Dream Park. All made impressive placings during the Region 5 competitions. Miller placed fifth in Trail. Entered as a last minute decision, little Lauren Levasseur was entered in Novice Youth Fitting and Showmanship class in New Jersey that had 28 other competitors. Under two judges, Levasseur shocked the audience, placing fourth under one judge and ninth under the
Bayside H.O.Y.A.S. defeated Federalsburg 55-48 to win the the Chesapeake College Summer League championship last Monday.