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Transylvania eventing team to host first-ever Intercollegiate Spring Jumper Challenge on Saturday

The Transylvania University eventing team will kick off the spring season with the school’s first-ever Intercollegiate Spring Jumper Challenge on Saturday at Antebellum Farm in Lexington.

The all-day competition will be open to any college and any level of riders.

“Our team will be at the competition all day to help run the show, and we will have six team members jumping in the competition,” coach Tanya Davis said. “This will be a fun local competition to come cheer on and meet some of our Transy eventers.”

Transylvania’s team has celebrated tremendous successes since it was established in 2011. For instance, three students placed within the top five of their respective intercollegiate divisions. Most recently, senior Abby Blackburn and her own mount, Dior HH, finished the 2018 season as champions of the Novice Intercollegiate Division. Blackburn is the first Transylvania eventer to hold this title.