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Rachel Wynkoop
Rachel Wynkoop
Rachel Wynkoop, a freshman early childhood education student at Clarion University-Venango Campus, qualified for regional equestrian competition at the Stonegate Farm in Coolville, Ohio, on Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20. Ms. Wynkoop is the first competitor of the Venango Campus Equestrian Team to qualify for regionals. She will compete on March 18 at West Virginia University Farm in the 2A Beginner Level.

The Saturday event was hosted by the University of Pittsburgh and Stonegate Farms hosted the Sunday event.
Carrie Severa competed over fences, earning a 6th place on Saturday and 2nd on Sunday.

Five team members competed in the flats classes. Carrie Severa earned two 6th place ribbons, Rachel Wynkoop earned 2nd place and 4th place ribbons, Melanie Daniel won 4th place and 6th place ribbons, and Cody Lauer won two 4th place ribbons. Riding in her first competition, Jenna Murray earned 3rd place and 2nd place ribbons.

"I am very proud of this team," said Daly Fuller, coordinator of intramurals and recreation. "We have such a unique program, with members from both the Venango and the Clarion campuses. I want to thank both Amy Keefer, our English coach, and Tammy Braham, our Western coach, for doing a tremendous job preparing our riders for competition at the collegiate level."

Clarion University–Venango Campus, located in Oil City, is the oldest regional campus in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The campus provides high-quality educational programs and personalized services to help students succeed. Students can begin any of Clarion University's 90+ bachelor's degrees at the Venango Campus, earn an associate degree, a bachelor's or master's degree in select areas, obtain a one-year certificate or participate in a variety of professional development and personal enrichment courses. The campus is home to Clarion University's School of Nursing and Allied Health, the Department of Applied Technology, and the Venango Department of Arts and Sciences. Clarion University–Venango Campus is committed to serving the needs of the community.
11/23/2011 2:15 PM

Venango Campus Equestrian Team Member Qualifies for Regionals