Equestrian: North Marion places first in season opener
The North Marion equestrian team took home first place in the program's season-opening competition at the Linn County Expo Center in January.
With just three participants on the team this year, the Huskies moved down to the small team division this season, where they competed against Amity and Yamhill-Carlton at the North Valley District's first meet of the season.
Led by a first-place finish in driving by Peyton Knight, along with multiple top-10 placements from Rebecca Lettenmaier and Victoria Ledesma, the Huskies scored 174 points to beat out second-place Amity, which scored 155.
North Marion will compete twice more this season before the state championships, with their next meet scheduled for March 1-4 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem.
Peyton Knight, So.
Driving — 72.5, 1st
Hunt Seat — 77.5, 12th
In hand Trail — 79.0, 10th
Showmanship — 69.0, 22nd
Barrels — 18.558, 31st
Rebecca Lettenmaier, So.
Western — 65.0, 10th
Trail — 54.0, 9th
In hand Trail — 85.5, 6th
Barrels — 24.433, 47th
Pole bending — 39.219, 37th
Victoria Ledesma, Sr.
Hunt seat — 67.5, 26th
In hand Trail — 82.0, 8th
Showmanship — 78.5, 7th
Barrels — 16.301, 10th
Pole bending — 27.907, 22nd
Ledesma and Stephanie Rosenbalm* — 68, 7th; Knight and Lettenmaier — 67, 8th
In Hand Obstacle Relay
Knight, Lettenmaier, Ledesma — 113.5, 5th
Knight, Lettenmaier, Ledesma — 23.5, 9th
Knight, Lettenmaier, Ledesma, Rosenbalm — 51.469, 7th
Two Man Birangle
Knight, Ledesma — 31.587, 17th
Knight, Lettenmaier, Ledesma — No place
* Stephanie Rosenbalm is a member of the Amity equestrian team.