2015-16 Pioneer Equestrian News

June 2, 2016
SHU Captures NEC Brenda Weare Commissioner's Cup For Sixth Time
HU also captured its ninth Joan Martin Commissioner’s Cup for excellence in women’s sports

May 13, 2016
Pioneers Celebrate Class Of 2016
Sean Ferguson of the cross country/track & field team and Katie DeRienzo of the women’s tennis team received the top honors of the Pioneer Award and are the Pioneers’ nominees for the Northeast Conference Student-Athlete of the Year award.

May 7, 2016
Bianculli Represents SHU at IHSA Western National Championship

April 25, 2016
Nine Riders Earn IHSA All-Academic Awards

April 9, 2016
Pioneers Compete at Zone Championship

April 2, 2016
Five Pioneers Advance to Zone Championship

March 22, 2016
Pioneers Fall to Delaware State

March 19, 2016
SHU Western Finishes Eighth at National Semifinals

March 5, 2016
Three Pioneers Qualify for National Semifinal at Western Regional Championship

March 5, 2016
Hunt Seat Wins Final Competition of the Regular Season

February 28, 2016
SHU Western Clinches Second Straight Title, Bianculli Earns Trip to Nationals

February 27, 2016
Three Qualify for Regionals as SHU Hunt Seat Takes Second

February 20, 2016
SHU Hunt Seat Uses Season High Performance for Win at Wesleyan

February 20, 2016
Western Squad Sweeps Weekend Competitions at Mount Holyoke

December 20, 2015
SHU Top 15 of '15: #5 - Equestrian Wins Hunt Seat, Western Regional Championships
Until Jan. 1, SacredHeartPioneers.com is counting down the top 15 moments from 2015 for SHU Athletics. The number 5 moment belongs to the SHU equestrian team who for the first time in program history clinched both the Hunt Seat and Western Regional Championships.

December 5, 2015
SHU Ties for Second Place at Mount Holyoke Western Competition
Three blue ribbons led the Sacred Heart equestrian team to a second place tie with Connecticut at the IHSA Western competition at Mount Holyoke College this past Saturday.

November 14, 2015
SHU Wins Hunt Seat Competition at CCSU
The Sacred Heart equestrian team beat out second place UConn by just two points to win Saturday's hunt seat competition hosted by Central Connecticut State University at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Conn. Four blue and four red ribbons lifted the Pioneers to victory.

November 7, 2015
Dander Qualifies for Regionals; Pioneers Take Third at Wesleyan Hunt Seat Competition
With a win Saturday in Intermediate Flat, Melissa Dander qualified for the Regional Championship in the event, as the Sacred Heart equestrian team finished third at Wesleyan's IHSA Hunt Seat competition at Windcrest Farm in Hebron, Conn. Six blue ribbons helped the Pioneers to 37 points, just two points below the University of Connecticut who won the event.

October 31, 2015
Chaloux, Marlow Qualify for Regionals; SHU Ties for Hunt Seat Win
Olivia Marlow clinched a spot in the IHSA Hunt Seat Regional Championship with a win Saturday in Novice Flat, while teammate Jessica Chaloux's earned her spot with a third place finish in Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter. The Sacred Heart equestrian team combined for 34 points in the competition hosted by Connecticut College to finish tied with Trinity for first place.

October 31, 2015
SHU High Point Team at IHSA Western Competition at UMass
The Sacred Heart equestrian team competed in a Western doubleheader hosted by UMass Saturday at Carver Performance Horses. The Pioneers combined two blue and five red ribbons to be Hi Point Team in the day's first competition.

October 17, 2015
Pioneers Compete in IHSA Hunt Seat Competition at Yale
The Sacred Heart equestrian team finished tied for sixth at the IHSA Hunt Seat competition hosted by Yale University on Saturday. Emery Smith took home the Pioneers highest finish, claiming second place the Novice Fences.

October 10, 2015
Williams Qualifies for Regionals in SHU Western Win
Four first place finishes led the Sacred Heart equestrian team's western squad to its first win of the 2015-16 season at the SHU-hosted event at the Rolling M Ranch. Abigail Williams became the first rider of the season to qualify for the Regional Championships with her third career win in Intermediate Horsemanship.

October 10, 2015
Pioneers Clinch First Hunt Seat Win Saturday
The Sacred Heart equestrian team's hunt seat squad won Saturday's SHU-hosted event, edging out second-place UConn by just two points. Melissa Dander continued her domination in Intermediate Flat winning the event for a fourth straight time.

October 3, 2015
Dander, Marlow Secure Wins as SHU Equestrian Takes Fifth at Post
Sophomores Melissa Dander and Olivia Marlow picked up wins in Intermediate Flat and Intermediate Fences respectively in Saturday's season-opening Hunt Seat showing hosted by Post University at the Fox Ridge Farm.