SAVANNAH, GA - Emily Shoaff and Sophie Morgan took honors first-place honors to help the Florida Southern equestrian team to a ninth-place finish out of 16 teams at the two-day Savannah Art & Design Hunter Seat Event. The Moccasins placed 14 riders in 18 events on Saturday and 13 in 18 events on Sunday and closed out the Fall portion of their schedule.
Shoaff took first place in the Novice Flat Class on Friday while Morgan was the top rider in the Novice Over Fences event, also on Friday.
In other events on Friday (FSC finished with 39 points):
- Melanie Tutin and Madie Pollack tied for first in the Open Flat Class.
- Pollack finished fourth in the Intermediate Over Fences.
- Morgan took sixth in the Intermediate Flat Class.
- Shoaff joined Morgan in the Novice Over Fences event and placed sixth.
- The Moccasins had three other riders joining Shoaff in the Novice Flat Class with Paige Tynan placing fifth and Marjorie Rodolosi and Taylor Derrico tying for sixth.
- In the Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter, Shona Whitfield finished runner-up while Chloe Cook finished fifth.
- In the Beginning Walk, Trot, Canter, Emily McPartlin came in fourth.
- In the Beginner Walk, Trot, Lauren Newman finished fifth
In Saturday's field of events (FSC finished with 32 points):
- In the Intermediate Flat Class, Shoaff came in third with Morgan taking sixth.
- Four Moccasins competed in the Novice Over Fences, Morgan placed third; Shoaff took fourth; Rodolosi was fifth, and Derrico came in sixth.
- Three riders took part in the Novice Flat Class with Rodolosi and Derrico tying for fifth and Tynan came in sixth.
- In the Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter, Whitfield was runner-up with Cook finishing fifth.
- Meg Thompson took sixth place in the Beginner Walk, Trot, Canter.
- Newman finished third in the Beginner Walk, Trot.
Florida Southern will return to Savannah to kick off their Spring Schedule on Feb. 17-18.