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Freshman Benjamin Noonan leaps over the competition

Winning second place at the Jump Star Horse Trials Sept. 27-28, freshman Benjamin Noonan and his horse jump over obstacles on a set course. Noonan rode for two hours that day in preparation for the first part of the competition. “I messed up my dressage score, I scored a 33.1, but you want to be anywhere in the low 20’s. For my next competition, I had to sit down and tell myself to relax once I started riding, so I don’t overthink and mess up this score,” Noonan said.

Samantha Schultz, Convergent Media Writer

May 15, 2019

Braiding his horses hair, freshmen Benjamin Noonan listens to classical music to calm his nerves and get his head into the game before the dressage, the first phase of the horseback riding competition. As the dressage begins, Noonan must forget everything. He must stay calm in hopes of keeping his hors...

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