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Sequim equestrians finish strong at second, third district meets

Sequim Equestrian team newcomer Amy Tucker rides to a third-place finish in Working Rancher. Because her own horse is inexperienced, Tucker rides teammate Kaytee Gibeau’s mare, June. Gibeau stands at right.   - Submitted photo
Sequim Equestrian team newcomer Amy Tucker rides to a third-place finish in Working Rancher. Because her own horse is inexperienced, Tucker rides teammate Kaytee Gibeau’s mare, June. Gibeau stands at right.
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Anne Meek scored three first-place finishes and teammates added eight other top-five finishes as the Sequim Equestrian Team competed in its second District 4 meet of the 2014 season, held Feb. 21-23 in Tacoma.

Sequim High freshman Sydney Balkan and teammate Chelsea Smith took third place in team sorting while senior Matisen Anders and freshman Haylie Newton tied for third place in Saddleseat, a new event for the duo.

Meek, a senior from Port Townsend, blazed to fast first-place runs in Figure Eight, Barrels and Steer Daubing.

At the team’s third meet March 21-23, also in Tacoma, Meek scored a pair of first-place finishes (Figure Eight, Barrels), Newton placed second in Saddleseat and Sequim’s Working Fours team was second. Newcomer Amy Tucker took third place in Working Rancher.

After the three district meets, Meek was named the District 4 timed events high point champion. She also was named district gold medal winner of Barrels and Figure Eight events, a silver medal winner in Breakaway Roping and Steer Daubing, and bronze in Keyhole.

Newton was awarded a silver medal in Saddleseat.

Sequim’s Drill Working Fours and Team Canadian Flags squads earned District 4 bronze medals.

The state meet is May 8-11 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden.

Sequim’s recent meet results are below:

District meet No. 2 (Sequim)

Showmanship — 8. Kaytee Gibeau

Trail — 7. Matisen Anders, 9. Gibeau

In Hand Obstacle Relay — 8. Karynna Eichmann, Gibeau, Haylie Newton, Amy Tucker

Reining — 4. Kelly Anders

Stockseat — 8. Gibeau

Saddleseat — 3. M. Anders and Newton, 5. Eichmann

Huntseat — 5. - M. Anders, 9. Gibeau

Working Pairs — 9. K. Anders/M. Anders

Drill Working Fours — 2. Gibeau/Sydney Balkan/Anne Meek/Chelsea Smith

Figure Eight — 1. Meek

Canadian Flags — 4. Balkan/Meek/Newton/Smith

Keyhole — 6. Meek

Barrels — 1. Meek

Breakaway Roping — 3. Meek

Steer Daubing — 1. Meek

Team Sorting — 3. Balkan/Smith

District meet No. 3 (Sequim)

Showmanship — 9. Gibeau

Trail — 6. M. Anders

Working Rancher — 3. Tucker

Reining — 6. K. Anders

Saddleseat — 2. Newton, 3. M. Anders, 5. Eichmann

Huntseat — 3. Gibeau, 6. M. Anders

Working Pairs — 7. Gibeau and Meek

Drill Working Fours — 2. Newton/Gibeau/Meek/Smith

Poles — 6. Haylie Newton

Figure Eight — 1. Anne Meek

Canadian Flags — 5. Gibeau/Meek/Newton/Smith

Keyhole — 2. Meek

Barrels — 1. Meek

Breakaway Roping — 3. Meek

Steer Daubing — 6. Meek

Team Sorting — 5. Gibeau and Meek

 

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