Sweet Briar’s Kathleen Drake ’14 is the zone champion in novice over fences after this weekend’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone 4 finals at St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, N.C.
Drake competed against seven other regional champions or reserve champions in the class. Zone 4 of the IHSA is made up of four regions represented by schools from Virginia, North and South Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The top two regional riders in each class advance to compete at the zone level.
Drake joins Sweet Briar junior Olivia Smith, who will represent Zone 4 for the Cacchione Cup at the IHSA national finals May 2-4 in Harrisburg, Pa.
Kathryne Richards ’15 also competed at St. Andrews, having finished the regular season as the Zone 4, Region 2 reserve champion in the intermediate flat class. She finished with a fourth-place ribbon in the zone finals.