CF Student to Compete in National Equine Competitions
Feb. 21, 2013
College of Central Florida freshman Courtney Laney will represent CF at the national semifinals of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association in Pamona, Calif., March 23, and national show in Harrisburg, Pa., in May.
Laney advanced in the Western competition after earning high point rider in Zone 5 finals Feb. 9 at Florida State University. Zone 5 is comprised of eight universities and colleges. CF is the smallest school and the only two-year institution in the region.
“I am very proud of Courtney and our entire team, who have represented CF well,” said Betsy Gamberino, team advisor and CF instructor. “Courtney is my first rider to ever win this honor since CF began competing in IHSA events four years ago. She excels in the show ring and most importantly, with her academics and leadership qualities.”
Throughout the season, each team hosts a competition. Sumter Equestrian Center in Summerfield, managed by Colleen Martin, provided the venue and support for CF’s event in January.