Katie Conklin Advances to Regional Equestrian Competition
- Name: Katie Conklin
- School or league: Twinsburg High School
- Team: Equine Differences Interscholastic Equestrian Association Team
- Award: Advancement to Regional Competition
Riding for Equine Differences in Oberlin, Ohio, Katie
Conklin, a sophomore at Twinsburg High, has qualified for regional competition in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Zone 5, Region 4, hunt seat trials. As a junior varsity novice rider, Conklin accumulated 15 or more points in equitation-on-the-flat competitions over the past six months to qualify for regional competition. Middle- and high-school riders from teams in Summit, Stark, Lorain, Medina, Mahoning and Tuscarawas counties will compete in regionals at Equine Differences in Oberlin, Ohio, on March 3, 2013, to advance to multi-state competition. IEA was formed and organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle- and secondary-school students. Its purpose is to set minimum standards for competition, provide information concerning the creation and development of school associated equestrian sports programs, and promote the common interests of safe riding instruction and competition.