Sauk Valley

Sauk Valley riders part of Black Hawk College equestrian regional championship team

The Black Hawk College equestrian team recently won the Regional Championship nd will advance to the semifinals in the team competition.

GALVA — Riders from Leaf River, Shannon and Fulton were part of the Black Hawk College western-style equestrian team that won a regional championship in the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Feb. 26-27.

It was the team’s 18th consecutive regional title and qualified for the semifinals, which BHC will host March 18-20. This will be the third time BHC has served as a semifinal host.

Lauryn Kuehl of Fulton and Anna Wilhelm of Shannon are part of the semifinal team. Kuehl will compete in Level 1 horsemanship and Wilhelm in open horsemanship.

Black Hawk College also had 13 individuals who were individual regional qualifiers.

Taylor Yordy of Leaf River was a regional qualifier in Level 1 horsemanship.

Wilhelm of Shannon was a regional qualifier in reining and open horsemanship. She took second in open horsemanship and qualified as an individual for the semifinals.