Penn Equestrian Team
Alumni


Andrea Martinez 401
Co-Captain




School: College
Graduation Year: 2014
Major: Health and Societies
Minor: Anthropology and African Studies
Riding Experience: I've been riding on and off since I was five.
Current IHSA Level: Novice Flat and Novice Fences
2 Random Facts:
-- I have three passports.
-- I am deadly afraid of snakes.

Lauren Kaufmann 396
Treasurer



School: College
Graduation Year: 2014
Riding Experience: I've been riding for about thirteen years and have been a member of Old Rose Tree Foxhunting Club for five years.
Current IHSA Level: Novice Fences and Flat
Favorite Horse Show Moment: Riding my trainer's incredible thoroughbred at the Marlborough Bowl, an intense, timed endurance competition for foxhunters. And accidentally jumping a four-rail fence!

Lyle Brunhofer 398



School: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014
Major: Bioengineering
Riding Experience: I am a volunteer at a therapy barn and one day they decided to put me on a horse. They taught me and I have loved riding ever since!
Current IHSA Level: Beginner Walk, Trot, Canter
Favorite Horse Show Moment: Finding out that a little pony named Q-Tip would be the first horse that I would ever ride in a horse show. I was a little nervous but it turned out to be a great day!
2 Random Facts:
-- I LOVE SKIING.
-- The only time I ever broke a bone was when I was 14 months old and I fell off a bench.

Grace Conway 495




School: College
Graduation Year: 2014
Major: Health and Societies
Riding Experience: I rode for about six years as a hunter rider, took a break for two years and started back up again with Penn.
Current IHSA Level: Intermediate Fences and Novice Flat
Favorite Horse Show Moment: Winning a halloween costume class dressed as a pink lady (and my pony as a car) and then falling into a huge mud puddle after my pony spooked.
2 Random Facts:
-- I'm a twin.
-- I have broken over 10 phones in my lifetime.

Chloe Corner 404



School: College
Graduation Year: 2014
Major: Political Science
Minor: Cinema Studies
Current IHSA Level: Open Fences and Flat
Allison Lee 186




School: Wharton
Graduation Year: 2013
Major: Business and Public Policy, Management, and Marketing
Previous Team Positions: Treasurer, Captain
Riding Experience: I have been riding hunters since I was 7.
Graduating IHSA Level: Open Fences and Open Flat
2 Random Facts:
-- I'm double-jointed.
-- I eat like it's my job.
Alexandra Stern 189




School: College
Graduation Year: 2013
Major: History - American Concentration
Previous Team Position(s): Treasurer
Riding Experience: I've been riding since I was eight. While most of my experience is with English hunter-jumper, I have spent several years riding Saddle Seat and Western.
Graduating IHSA Level: Open Fences and Intermediate Flat
Favorite Horse Show Moment: Winning my first IHSA class on Buddy.
2 Random Facts:
-- The first thing I ever wanted to be was a cowgirl... that lasted from when I was 4 until I turned 11.
-- Before I could talk as a baby, I could make over 15 differnet animal noises - my first animal noise was a neigh
Brianna Tarulli 403




School: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2013
Major: Nursing
Previous Team Position(s): Lesson Captain
Riding Experience: I have been riding for 10 years. I showed mostly in hunter and equitation divisions at local shows but this year I tried some jumper shows with my speedy TB mare Emma. I can w/t/c and jump a 2'6"-3' course.
Graduating IHSA Level: Novice Fences and Flat
Favorite Horse Show Moment: When my trainer Rachel and I thought of taping "For Sale" signs onto our ponies to catch the eye of prospective buyers.
2 Random Facts:
-- I am HORRIFIED of snakes.
-- My Grandma was one of 18 children.
Lisa Erwin 183




School: Wharton
Graduation Year: 2013
Major: Undecided
Previous Team Position(s): Lesson Captain, Captain
Riding Experience: Private Horse Shows on the west coast for six years
Graduating IHSA Level: Novice Flat and Fences
Favorite Horse Show Moment: Trying to decide if the guys tucked up with Ally and Allison
2 Random Facts:
-- I can't ride a bike.
-- I'm deathly afraid of jelly fish.
Laura Francis 184




School: College
Graduation Year: 2013
Major: English and Hispanic Studies
Previous Team Position(s): Social Chair
Riding Experience: I've been riding and showing horses since I was nine. Although I did English for a while when I was younger, I mostly showed in reining throughout high school.
Graduating IHSA Level: Novice Fences and Flat
Favorite Horse Show Moment: Jumping for the first time in a show last year!
2 Random Facts:
-- I love photography and writing.
-- My reining horse Boggie likes to lick people. It's a little weird, but he looks so cute when he sticks his tongue out.
Elizabeth Schopfer




School: College
Graduation Year: 2013
Major: Psychology
Minor: Anthropology
Riding Experience: Since Freshman year at Penn.
Favorite Horse Show Moment: Although I haven't shown yet, the UPENN Horse show from this past fall was a lot of fun, especially since UPENN tied for first! :)
2 Random Facts:
-- Watching Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman is one of the reasons why I wanted to learn how to ride a horse.
-- I have never tried coffee.
Susan Fowler




School: College
Graduation Year: 2013
Major: Philosophy and Physics
Minor: Math
Riding Experience: Getting back into riding after a 6 year break.
Graduating IHSA Level: Walk Trot
2 Random Facts:
-- I've played the violin for 15 years.
-- I homeschooled myself through high school.
Jessica Schatz 309




School: Nursing - Graduate School
Graduation Year: 2012
Major: Anesthesia
Riding Experience: Eighteen years.
Current IHSA Level: Alumni Flat and Fences
Graduating IHSA Level: Open Flat and Fences
Kate Long 844




School: Law School (Graduate)
Graduation Year: 2013
Major: EALC, Law
Current IHSA Level: Alumni
Previous Positions Held: Lesson Captain, Co-Captain
Graduating IHSA Level: Open Flat and Fences
Kristen Aigeldinger 1382

School: College
Graduation Year: 2011
Major: Communications
Minors: Creative Writing, English
Previous Team Positions: Captain
Riding Experience: I've been riding hunter jumper on and off since I was seven (just about as much 'off' as 'on').
Graduating IHSA Level: Novice Flat and Fences
Favorite Horse Show Moment: I wasn't even at the show, but I will always enjoy spending that night facebook messaging one of the guys to ask them if they tuck up when they ride. Thanks team. I imagine he'll never quite look at me the same way again.
2 Random Facts:
-- One of my favorite horses ever is the only one that's dumped me four times.
-- I miss my dog more then my own family. According to my Irish flatmate, that's normal.


Crissy Fitzpatrick 1265



School: College and Graduate School of Education
Graduation Year: 2010/2011
Previous Team Positions: Social Chair, Captain
Major: Biological Basis of Behavior
Riding Experience: I started riding when I was four and rode competitively in children/adult hunters through college.
Graduating IHSA Level: Open Flat and Fences
Random Fact:
-- I love riding in the rain.

Sara Hilker 1266



School: College
Graduation Year: 2010
Previous Team Positions: Captain, Treasurer
Major: Classical Studies
Minor: Chemistry
Riding Experience: I've been around horses as long as I can remember and have shown on and off since I was about nine.
Graduating IHSA Level: Novice Fences, Intermediate Flat
Favorite Horse Show Moment: Too many...but probably winning my pole bending class of 10 or 12 kids on my little pony when I was 10. It is still my favorite trophy!
2 Random Facts:
-- My favorite "people" are my horse, Scooter, and my Jack Russel Terrier, Piper.
-- The only TV I watch is Sci-Fi ish. I'm a loser and enjoy Heroes, Stargate, and Battlestar Galactica.

Katie Joo 395



School: College
Graduation Year: 2011
Major: Systems Engineering
Minor: Math
Current IHSA Level: Walk, Trot

Katie Kuzinevich 938

School: College
Graduation Year: 2010
Previous Team Positions: Captain, Show Captain
Major: Biological Basis of Behavior
Minors: Music
Riding Experience: Medal/Maclay in the big Eq at many A rated shows in the New England/New York Area.
Graduating IHSA Level: Open Flat and Fences
Favorite Horse Show Moment: After being late to a show, being the first rider in the first class and drawing a horse whose description was "Congradulations, you have drawn the worst horse here."
2 Random Facts:
-- My first pony, Pacman (14.2h bay Tb/Welsh) was nicknamed "the sausage on legs."
-- At horseshows, I add the numbers on my back together and they must be simplified into a multiple of three or a prime number...if not, the show will be ugly!

Ally Langenfield 939



School: College
Graduation Year: 2010
Previous Team Positions: Lesson Coordinator
Major: Economics
Minor: Consumer Psychology
Riding Experience: Since I was 6 or 7- hunter, equitation, and jumpers
Graduating IHSA Level: Novice Flat and Fences
Favorite Horse Show Moment: When a guy had on a white jumper suit and fell in a pile of poop.
2 Random Facts:
-- I really like Gossip Girl.
-- I love the Doglover video's on youtube.

Lucy McGuigan 187




School: College
Graduation Year: 2011
Major: Sociology
Minor: English
Previous Team Positions: Captain
Riding Experience: Riding off and on since age 3, Kent School Equestrian team in high school, junior hunters
Graduating IHSA Level: Intermediate Flat and Fences
Favorite Horse Show Moment: Riding a speedy little jumper pony at my first IHSA show and loving it. What a way to start! But any show where one of my teammates does really well or accomplishes something is a great show in my view.
2 Random Facts:
-- I play flute, guitar, saxophone, piano, piccolo, and sometimes drums.
-- I'm very injury-prone. I had to get my scalp stapled and then broke my ribs in the same year. Believe it or not, neither incident was horse related.

Jessica Olli 849



School: College
Graduation Year: 2010
Majors: Psychology
Graduating IHSA Level: Beginner Walk, Trot, Canter
2 Random Facts:
-- I am interested in joining the FBI.
-- I've played golie in Field Hockey and Soccer for 4 years.

Connie Jiang 185



School: College
Graduation Year: 2012
Major: Health and Societies
Minor: Political Science
Riding Experience: Summer camp way back in middle school, and lessons at Dawne's!
Current IHSA Level: Beginner Walk Trot Canter
Favorite Horse Show Moment: Being at my very first IHSA show. It was a nerve-wrecking, exciting, and overall amazing experience!
2 Random Facts:
-- I love watching anime, which is cartoons made in Japan.
-- If I could have any occupation in the world, I would be an astronaut.

Morgan Taylor 132



School: College
Graduation Year: 2012
Majors: Biology, Romance Languages
Riding Experience: Since I was four- hunter.
Current IHSA Level: Novice Flat and Fences
Favorite Horse Show Moment: When we piled the entire team into Dawne's Hummer because it was so cold.
2 Random Facts:
-- I have a car fetish.
-- I've always dreamed of having a torquise pair of high heels (which I finally have).

Kat West 222



School: College
Graduation Year: 2012
Majors: Spanish, English with Creative Writing concentration
Riding Experience: I've been riding off and on since I was fourteen--cross country and hunters.
Current IHSA Level: Novice Flat and Fences
Favorite Horse Show Moment: All the many times I've created a spectacle when I needed 4 people to help me pull my boots off
2 Random Facts:
-- I can't smell skunks (though I used to be able to).
-- Two of my cats are named Sailboat and Tugboat, both of whom came off the streets of scenic North Philadelphia.

Heather Gerrish 507



School: College
Graduation Year: 2012
Major: Music
Riding Experience: Just started up again after a long break!
Current IHSA Level: Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter

Carrie Mowbray



School: College (Graduate School)
Graduation Year: 2012
Major: Classical Studies
Riding Experience: I rode for 8 years growing up (hunters), took a long time off, and recently started riding again.
Favorite Horse Show Moment: As a kid in Virginia, winning my first Champion ribbon in jumping - on a spunky 28-year-old pony. Shaft was 'semi-retired', but he still loved to fly around the ring!
2 Random Facts:
-- I've taken a helicopter ride into the crater of Mount St. Helens.
-- I'm addicted to espresso.

Orysia Bezpalko 408



School: College
Graduation Year: 2013
Major: Undecided
Riding Experience: Ridden for 11 years, showing on the 'AA' circuit hunters
Favorite Horse Show Moment: Qualifying for the world championship hunter rider junior under saddle championship with my five year old horse at his biggest show ever...and coming in seventh :)

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