University News
For Immediate Release: 
Oct 24 2000

Concord College Student Wins Quarter Horse Competition

Athens, W.Va. - Ms. Sarah Bennett attended the 34th Annual All American Quarter Horse Congress at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, where she entered competitions in two classes. The first was the youth working hunter class and the second was the jumping class. Sarah is a graduate of Shady Spring High School in Raleigh County and attends Concord College where she is a presidential scholar majoring in English and history with a philosophy emphasis.

Sarah has been riding nine years and has life-long love of horses and equestrian competitions.

“It’s addictive,” stated Sarah. “It takes a lot of commitment and dedication. . .you don’t just hang your trophies on the wall, you have to care for the horses daily. The ribbons take care of themselves if you ride properly. It’s also nice to have a ‘feel’ for riding and to love horses. I don’t buy expensive horses. . .I get horses I can afford and train them myself.”

Sarah won a first place in competitive jumping riding Call Me Ishmael, where she was awarded a bronze statue, trophy saddle (retail, $1,300), $100 cash and jacket (retail, $350). In addition, she won third place in the same competition riding My Precious Zipper where she was awarded a bronze medallion and $80.

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Photo: Sarah Bennett

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