The 2009 equestrian season is well under way, and Sequim riders are off to a good start.
The high school squad picked up 24 top-five finishes, including four event titles and eight runner-up placings, at the first state equestrian event March 6-8 at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds in Elma.
"I can't be more happy - they had a really good meet," coach Terri Winters said. "(It was) a really good way to start off."
Connor Ackley took first in Reining and Cody Chase won In-Hand Trail. Ackley teamed with exchange student Lucas Martins for a win in Steer Sorting while Sequim's Birangle team of Tori Cantelow and Jessica Holmberg took first as well.
Team finishes are below:
• Individual events (performance)
Showmanship - 2. Cody Chase, 9. Shannon Robbins
In-Hand-Trail - 1. Chase, 4. Tori Cantelow
Trail - 2. Robbins
Working Rancher - 2. Robbins, 3. Connor Ackley, 7. Lucas Martins