Cornell Equestrian Wins Ivy Show

April 30, 2004

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. -- The Cornell equestrian team claimed the Ivy Show for the second year in a row, after scoring 45 points and claiming four individual champions and three reserve champions. Asta Torokvei led the way for the Big Red, with two championship-round performances en route to earning Reserve High-Point honors.

Scoring in the individual classes varied. in the jumping events, points determined placing, while there were championship classes in the flat events. Walk-Trot-Canter and Walk-Trot only had one class.

Torokvei took fifth place in the open fences and followed that with a sixth-place run in the open flat.

Cornell riders earned top honors in the intermediate fences, open flat, intermediate flat and novice flat. Gillian Pech earned the first champion placing, scoring 79 points in the intermediate fences. She then placed fifth in her open flat heat. the Big Red swept the flat competition, with Megan Gates taking the open, Mary Slocum taking the intermediate and Regina Salvat taking the novice.

Gates and Salvat also took the reserve champion spots in their respective fences classes. Cornell's third reserve champion came in the intermediate flat, with Alex Hurd taking those honors.

The Big Red also had several riders place in the top-10 overall in their classes, en route to the team earning top honors for the day.

The Ivy Show closed out the 2003-04 season for the Cornell equestrian team.

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