PAXTON, Mass. – The Johnson & Wales University IHSA Equestrian team started the 2017-18 season on Sunday. The Wildcats finished seventh at the Becker IHSA show.
Johnson & Wales had a trio of riders finish in the top three of their event. In her first collegiate competition, rookie Jennifer DePietro (Atkinson, N.H.) was third in Class 6 intermediate over fences. Junior Melanie Schaffer (Monroe, Conn.) took third in Class 3 novice on flat. Freshman Cassandra Walker (Swanzey, N.H.) was third in Class 2B walk-trot-canter on flat.
The Wildcats are back in action Saturday when they travel to the Roger Williams Show at the Nora Harris Equestrian Center.