by Lauren Filiberto
October 15, 2010
The team was awarded High Point Team along with Stony Brook University; both teams won 1st place! Dowling reached High Point Team status with only five (5) Point Riders while Stony Brook had eight (8) Point Riders. Dowling’s Point Riders were Co-captain Lauren Filiberto, Marissa Quigley, Nicole Zerafa, Michelle Berry, and Hayley Knopf.
Their 1st show was hosted by St. Joseph’s College on October 3rd at Good Shepherd Farm in Yaphank. Each class averaged between 10–12 riders. Lauren Filiberto and Marissa Quigley both placed 2nd in their Novice Fences classes. Nicole Zerafa took 1st place in her Novice Flat class. Michelle Berry placed 1st in her Advanced Walk-Trot-Cantor class. Laura Zerafa placed 5th in her Advanced Walk-Trot-Cantor class. Newcomers, Laura Musselwhite and Hayley Knopf placed 6th & 1st respectively in their first ever Walk-Trot classes. Co-captain Samantha Stern & Brianne Karten made a good effort on tough horses during their Advanced Walk-Trot-Cantor classes.