SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – With a spot at nationals on the line, Johnson & Wales University freshman Jennifer DePietro was at her best. She punched her ticket to the IHSA National Championships with a victory at the Zone 1 Finals, hosted by Mount Holyoke College.
A native of Atkinson, NH, DePietro won the championship in intermediate over fences. She moves on to the IHSA nationals, May 3-6 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa.
Also competing at the competition was junior Caitlyn Walker. The Swanzey, NH native took eighth in the novice flat competition.
DePietro is the first Wildcat to qualify for nationals since Walker placed eighth in walk-trot-canter in 2016.