HARDEEVILLE, S.C. - The College of Charleston equestrian team continues its 2011-12 season with the team's second competition hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) at the Ronald C. Waranch Equestrian Center on Saturday afternoon.
"These coming shows could really define our season," said head coach Bob Story. "We need to do well to avoid falling too far behind. The quality of our region continues to get stronger and I expect everybody there to ride to the best of their ability."
The team faces a quick turnaround from last weekend's show after rain and the student-athletes' fall break limited practice during this past week. The Cougars placed fourth at the inaugural show of the season which was hosted by Florida State at Little Pond Farm.
The Cougars rallied behind individual best-in-section performances by Malka Fox-Epstein in Novice Flat (section B), Amanda Mazzola in the Advanced Walk Trot Canter (section C) and Sara von Schweinitz in the Walk Trot (section A).
"The rain has limited how much we could get in the ring this week but the girls are definitely ready," said Story. "We rode well last week and made very few mistakes and have looked great this week when we were able to ride. I expect the same out of our riders this weekend."
SCAD took home the top honors in the Florida State show after winning eight individual categories.
CofC along with SCAD are members of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone 5 Region 3, the largest region in the IHSA with 18 member institutions.