BOCES Equestrians Dominate Show


Horse_ANassau BOCES Barry Tech was declared the Grand Champion of the FFA Inter High School Horse Show hosted by the North Shore Equestrian Center (NSEC) and Long Island University (LIU) recently. Students from the Barry Tech Horse Science program swept all five categories in the competition, taking first, second or third place in every one.

In the Horse Bowl, Barry Tech teams dominated first through fourth place. The first and fourth place teams consisted of Alexis Bush (Bellmore-Merrick CHSD), Madison Moran (Valley Stream CHSD), Samantha Persad (Massapequa UFSD) and Brianna Ordonez (Westbury UFSD). The second and third place teams consisted of Jake DeNicola (Nassau BOCES), Jenna Draude (Wantagh UFSD), Josselyn Lopez (Hempstead UFSD) and Karina Tumminello (Oyster Bay-East Norwich CSD).

In the Judging competition, Brian Cortinas (Malverne UFSD) took first place, Carolyn Sill (Hicksville UFSD) took fourth and Francis Gallagher (Rockville Centre UFSD) took sixth. Josselyn Lopez (Hempstead UFSD), Nicole Remsen (Bethpage UFSD) and Carolyn Sill (Hicksville UFSD) took first, second and fifth place respectively in the bridle competition.

In the wrapping competition, Karina Tumminello (Oyster Bay-East Norwich CSD), Savannah Giardina (Oyster Bay-East Norwich CSD) and Francis Gallagher (Rockville Centre UFSD) took first, second and third place respectively, while Brian Cortinas (Malverne UFSD) took sixth. In the identification competition, Savannah Giardina (Oyster Bay-East Norwich CSD) took first place, Alexis Bush (Bellmore-Merrick CHSD) took second, Nicole Remsen (Bethpage UFSD) took fifth and Gabriella Hernandez (East Meadow UFSD) took sixth.

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