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Dartmouth Riding Center
PO Box 351
Etna, NH 03750
Phone: (603) 643-1808
Fax: (603) 646-1405



The Equestrian Team finished the '17-'18 season in 1st place in the IHSA Zone I, Region 2 standings out of 10 teams.   The team competed at the 2018 Zone I New England Championships but fell short of a trip to Nationals as a team by 1 point!  Zone team results included: Olivia Champ, 1st in Open Fences and 3rd in Open Flat:  Mahalia Dalmage 1st in Novice Flat; Meaghan Poth 2nd in Intermediate Fences; and Sophia Kocher 2nd in Walk-Trot-Canter

Team highlights included:

  • Dartmouth Equestrian brought home four High Point Champion team titles, including the two Dartmouth home shows, at UNH and at Colby-Sawyer.
  • Dartmouth Equestrian brought home two Reserve High Point Champion team titles at Middlebury and UVM.
  • Olivia Champ finished the Fall season in first place in the IHSA Zone I, Region 2 Cacchione Cup standings.
  • Claire Bick, '18, was the Dartmouth Athletics Woman Athlete of the week for her performance at the 10/22/17 Dartmouth horse show.
  • Olivia Champ qualified for the Zone Finals in both Open Flat and Open Fences, and finished 2nd in Open Fences which qualified her for Nationals.  At Nationals in Harrisburg, PA she finished 4th in the nation in Open Fences.
  • Dartmouth Equestrian athletes finished as High Point Rider or Reserve High Point rider at 5 of the 6 competitions:  Olivia Champ, Sophie Lenihan, Claire Bick & Shira Hornstein
  • Two Rookies finished the Fall season undefeated in their respective classes:  Sophia Kocher in Walk-Trot-Canter and Mahalia Dalmage in Novice Flat

Equestrian Team & Dressage Club at Dartmouth Riding Center

  • Please check the Calendar at for more information on team competition schedule, etc.
  • The Varsity Dartmouth Equestrian Team had a successful '17-'18 season winning the IHSA Zone I, Region 2 Team Championship.  Two Dartmouth riders represented the team at the 2018 IHSA National Championships in May in Harrisburg, PA.  Nathalie Ferneau '18, made her 2nd trip to Nationals in the MacDonald Scholarship Challenge, where she finished in 5th place.  Olivia Champ, '19, made her 2nd trip to Nationals and finished in fourth place in Open Fences.
  • Dartmouth Dressage Club:  The Dartmouth Dressage Club rides in weekly lessons with Lindle Lawton Sutton and competes in 2-4 competitions throughout the year.
  • The Office of Campus Services is responsible for the operation of the Dartmouth Riding Center. The facility serves as a home for the Dartmouth Equestrian Team, operating under Dartmouth Athletics, and the Dartmouth Dressage Club, operating under Dartmouth Club Sports.

Last Updated: 5/31/18