End of Semester Update

December 6, 2016

UCET’s fall show season has come to a close. The team finished with  1 high point team titles, 3 reserve high point team titles, and 2 high point riders. Our riders won a total of 34 classes!

Congratulations to the following riders for qualifying for regionals:

Intermediate O/F

  • Bridget Borowy
  • Elizabeth Pizella
  • Rebecca Mazzaferro

Open Flat

  • Marina Coleman

Intermediate Flat

  • Greer Lesnieski
  • Kirsten Wesolek
  • Samantha Calzone
  • Bridget Borowy
  • Rebecca Mazzaferro

Novice Flat

  • Lisa Russo
  • Martine Maschio

Advanced Walk Trot Canter

  • Emily Quercia
  • Samantha Stine
  • Katie Shaffer
  • Melanie Pietrunti

Sacred Heart University Show

UConn had a good final show of the semester at Sacred Heart University on Sunday, December 4th.

Congratulations to Kristen Malec, Greer Lesnieski, and Madeline Lesko for winning their classes!

We can’t wait to be back in the show ring next semester, starting off next semester at Trinity College on February 5th.

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UConn Home Show

November 21, 2016

UCET had a fantastic home show on Saturday, November 19th. Captain Samantha Calzone received high point rider and the team finished as reserve high point team overall.

Congratulations to Samantha Calzone, Rebecca Mazzaferro, Lisa Russo, Amanda Lyons, Grace Landry, Nicole Saidnaway, and Eliza Baker for winning their classes!

IHSA founder Bob Cacchione stopped by to celebrate the organizations 50th anniversary and share his words of wisdom with the team.

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Trinity Show

November 14, 2016

We had a great show on Sunday, November 13th at Trinity College. UCET finished as high point team.

Congratulations to Rebecca Mazzaferro, Marina Coleman, Bridget Borowy, Jillian Boylan, and Madeline Lesko on winning their classes!

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UCET had a good show on Saturday, November 12th at Central Connecticut State University. Congratulations to Marina Coleman, Jillian Boylan, Madeline Lesko, and Eliza Baker on winning their classes!

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Sacred Heart University Show

October 30, 2016

We had a wonderful show at Sacred Heart on Saturday, October 29th. UCET finished reserve high point team and high point rider was Rebecca Mazzaferro.

Congratulations to Kristen Malec, Rebecca Mazzaferro, Samantha Stine, Meghan Malloy, Chris Clarke, and Madeline Lesko for winning their classes!


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Connecticut College at Mystic Valley

October 23, 2016

We had a great first show at Connecticut College on Saturday, October 22nd! UCET received reserve high point team.


Congratulations to Kirsten Wesoleck, Amanda Lyons, Samantha Prusak, Rebecca Mazzaferro, Matine Maschio, Melanie Pietrunti, and Madeline Lesko on winning their classes!

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Fall Fundraiser

October 14, 2016

Please consider supporting the UConn Equestrian Team through our Yankee Candle Fundraiser! Yankee Candle offers a wide variety of candles, air fresheners, and gifts that would make a perfect present for the upcoming holiday season.

We greatly appreciate all of your support!

Enter Group Number: 990105394



September 21, 2016

The UConn equestrian team is happy to welcome our new members:

Amanda Lyons
Meghan Malloy
Melanie Pietrunti
Grace Landry
Jillian Boylan
Nicole Sadnawey
Angelica Ingham
Leigh Federici
Chris Clarke
Bethany Keene
Sarah Wen Warykas
Eliza Baker
Madeline Lesko
Christie Kosecki
Madissen Bernstein
Check out our Instagram account to learn a little more about each one!

Regionals and Zones

April 10, 2016

Congratulations to all of our riders at regionals and zones over the past two weekends!


Seniors Kaitlyn Boggio and Ashleigh Bancel placed 1st and 2nd in open flat at regionals and qualified for zones. Sophomore Stephanie Consoli won her cross rails class, sophomore Rebecca Mazzaferro placed second in novice flat, and Samantha Stine won her walk-trot class!

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UConn received high point team for our region and was able to send a team of riders to compete at zones. Riders Martine Maschio, Katie Shaffer, Monica Ambrozej, Samantha Calzone, Kaitlyn Boggio, and Marina Coleman represented UConn in their respective divisions where they received an overall placing of 4th.

Samantha Stine showed in the individual walk trot class where she placed in 3rd. Kaitlyn Boggio won the open flat. Rebecca Mazzaferro placed second in novice flat. Kaitlyn Boggio will be moving onto nationals in open flat as well as for the Cacchione Cup, Rebecca Mazzaferro will be moving onto nationals for novice flat.


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