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Equestrians start horseback season with trophy outing


January 23, 2019

EQUESTRIAN TEAM members are, standing, from left, Summer Bradley, Winona Hagan, Kendra Tyree, Pippi Somatis, Haley Nunes, Caleb Gutierrez, Brett Caudill and Kailee Pepple. In front are coaches Amanda Tyree, Ann Nunes and Cera Hartness.

The Sweet Home High School equestrian team opened its competitive season Jan. 10-13 in Albany by collecting several trophies, including one for first place.

Among 13 teams, Sweet Home placed second in drill and team versatility, fifth in in-hand obstacle relay and eighth in team penning.

In working pairs, junior Pippi Somatis and sophomore Caleb Gutierrez placed third, and freshman Summer Bradley and senior Winona Hagan placed ninth. In birangle, three Sweet Home teams placed third, fifth and 11th.

In individual events, Gutierrez was third in showmanship; Somatis was sixth; freshman Kend...

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