SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. – Johnson & Wales University IHSA rider Jennifer DePietro will have a chance to win her second national championship in a row. She won the open over fences event at the Zone 1 Finals Saturday at the Mount Holyoke Equestrian Center.
The IHSA National Championships will be held May 2-5, at the New York State Fairground Expo Center in Syracuse, NY. Last season she won intermediate over fences.
A native of Atkinson, NH, DePietro just missed out on a second trip to nationals as she finished sixth in intermediate on flat. Erin Lavigne took fifth in novices over fences. Rounding out the JWU regional competitors was Cassandra Walker, who took eighth in walk trot canter.