Equestrian takes sixth at ODAC championships

Saylor Hardin looking ahead at the jump in front of her.
Saylor Hardin looking ahead at the jump in front of her.

Bridgewater, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's equestrian team rode to a sixth-place finish Saturday at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships, hosted by Bridgewater College.

Junior Dani Herzberg (Beachwood, Ohio) and freshmen Saylor Hardin (Forest City, N.C.) and Taylor Herzog (Williamsburg, Va.) competed for the Hornets at the championship show.

Hardin fared best for the Hornets in her two rides over fences with an average score of 71 points, while Herzog finished close behind with an average of 70.25.

Herzog and Herzberg competed on the flat for Lynchburg. The junior scored out at 78.5 points, while Herzog tabulated at 68.5.

Three of the Hornets' team points came in the fences portion of competition, while Lynchburg picked up another point on the flat rides.

Sweet Briar took the team championship honors, Vixens rider Emily Schlosberg was named the ODAC's rider of the year, and SBC coach Mimi Wroten won the coach of the year award.. Randolph's Kirby Tidmore won the league's scholar-athlete honor.

The ODAC show was the last event on the 2018-19 schedule for the Lynchburg equestrian team, which also competed in National Collegiate Equestrian Association scrimmages and Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association events.

--LYN--

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