Equestrians on top at districts

The Clare Equestrian Team won first place in its district by accumulating 644 points from the three meet district competition held September 2nd,8th, and 9th in Alma. The regional meet will be held at the Midland Fairground on September 29th & 30th.  Team members are seniors Allysa Gills, Sydney Hubbard, and Haley Stephens, Juniors Alex Stark, and Tara Pummell, Sophmores Tessa Huovinen, Jayda Sykora, and Mckenzie Cook.  The team is coached by Peggy Stephens, Jennifer Schunk, Liz Moore, and Doni Pummell.  After a third place finish at the State Competition in 2011, the team hopes to advance to the State Finals once again.  They will be held October 11-14 at the Midland Fairgrounds.  The riders have trained for and competes in 17 different disciplines.  The team is having a bake sale at the Clare High School Homecoming Football game on September 28 to raise money to help offset the costs of the three competitions.  Please contact any team member or coach if you wish to make a donation.  Good Luck Clare!