At left, Susannah Sharp, with Sunny, and Keri Tucker, with Nikki, prepare for the showmanship competition as Sequim Equestrian Team members compete in the first district meet of the season in late February in Elma. Tucker placed fourth and Sharp was 13th in the event. Submitted photo

At left, Susannah Sharp, with Sunny, and Keri Tucker, with Nikki, prepare for the showmanship competition as Sequim Equestrian Team members compete in the first district meet of the season in late February in Elma. Tucker placed fourth and Sharp was 13th in the event. Submitted photo

Sequim equestrians kick off season in Elma

Sequim Equestrian Team riders were back in action for the first time in nearly a year, competing in District 4’s first meet of the 2021 season from Feb. 26-28 at Grays Harbor Fairgrounds in Elma.

Sequim’s Keri Tucker earned four top-five finishes, including first place in the working rancher competition, while teammate Libby Swanberg had four top-five placings, winning steer daubing, as Sequim tallied 15 top-five finishes overall.

Also competing for the Wolves were Rainey Bronsink and Susannah Sharp. Team members not competing in the first meet include Felicity Brown, Ruby Coulson, Abby Garcia, Haddie Henry and Sierra Steffen.

The second district meet is set for April 8-11 and third is May 20-23, both back in Elma, before the state meet slated for June 17-20 in Moses Lake.

Sequim’s result from the first district meet:

Individual events

Barrels — 3. Rainey Bronsink

Breakaway Roping — 2. Libby Swanberg

Dressage — 4. Keri Tucker

Figure Eight — 3. Swanberg, 13. Susannah Sharp

Individual Flags — 11. Bronsink

Jumping — 2. Swanberg

Keyhole — 6. Bronsink

Pole Bending — 10. Swanberg

Reining — 4. Sharp

Showmanship — 4. Tucker, 13. Sharp

Steer Daubing — 1. Swanberg, 4. Tucker

Working rancher — 1. Tucker

Team events

Freestyle Fours Drill — 2. Sharp-Swanberg-Tucker

In-Hand Obbstacle Relay — 6. Bronsink-Sharp-Swanberg-Tucker

Team Sorting — 3. Swanberg-Tucker

Team Versatility — 5. Bronsink-Sharp-Swanberg-Tucker

Two-Man Birangle — 2. Bronsink-Tucker, 6. Sharp-Swanberg

Working Pairs — 3. Sharp-Tucker.

Rainey Bronsink helps the drill team get ready to compete at the Sequim Equestrian Team’s first district meet in late February. Submitted photo

Rainey Bronsink helps the drill team get ready to compete at the Sequim Equestrian Team’s first district meet in late February. Submitted photo

Sequim’s Libby Swanberg, with Fiona, prepares to vie for a top spot in the jumping competition at the first district meet of the season in late February. Swanberg finished in second place. Submitted photo

Sequim’s Libby Swanberg, with Fiona, prepares to vie for a top spot in the jumping competition at the first district meet of the season in late February. Swanberg finished in second place. Submitted photo

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