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Alfred University senior graces new IHSA Facebook banner

Alfred University | 8/06/18

Vanessa Virgilio

Vanessa Virgilio

The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) recently unveiled a new banner for its Facebook page and Alfred University senior Vanessa Virgilio is one of two riders included on the page’s redesigned banner.

ALFRED, NY – The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) recently unveiled a new banner for its Facebook page and Alfred University senior Vanessa Virgilio is one of two riders included on the page’s redesigned banner.

Virgilio, an athletic training major from Vestal, NY, and a member of the Alfred University Western equestrian team, is featured on the left side of the IHSA Facebook page banner. She is pictured with Clifford, a horse from Alfred University’s Bromeley-Daggett Equestrian Center at Maris Cuneo Park.

The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association serves more than 400 educational institutions, and more than 10,000 riders and coaches, in the United States and Canada. The organization, founded in 1967, promotes competition for riders of all skills, who compete individually and as teams at regional, zone/semi-final, and national levels.

The Alfred University Western equestrian team won all eight regular season shows in 2017-18, claiming a regional title and placing sixth at the 2018 IHSA National Championships May 3-6 in Harrisburg, PA. Virgilio was a big part of the Saxons’ success, placing sixth in Beginner Horsemanship in the team competition at nationals.