The 2016 Exec Board

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President, Molly Gustafson, showing her horse Riley.

President, Molly Gustafson, is a senior biology major. She competes in Open Equitation over Fences. She has been competitively showing hunter/jumpers for the last 10 years.

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Vice President, Riley Merdinian, jumping Zeke in practice.

Vice President, Riley Merdinian, is a junior psychology major with minors in justice systems and equine science. She competes in Novice Equitation on the Flat and Novice Equitation over Fences. Riley has been riding since she was 6 years old.

Secretary, Alex Avila, is pictured here with her training horse Reno.

Secretary, Alex Avila, is a senior agriculture science major with a concentration in business. She also has minors in equine science and business administration. She competes in Beginner Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation on the Flat and Novice Western Horsemanship. She will be interning at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. during summer 2016 as a Companion Animal Marketing Intern.

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Treasurer, Morgan Poisson, is competing in Beginning Walk/Trot/Canter at the Truman State Hunt Show on Sneaks.

Treasurer, Morgan Poisson, is a senior biology major with a minor in equine studies. She competes in Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation on the Flat. The team allowed her the chance to continue horseback riding, a passion she found in seventh grade.

Hunt Historian, Kara Nord, with her favorite school horse Ares.

Hunt Historian, Kara Nord, is a senior visual communications major. She also has minors in psychology and photography. She competes in Beginner Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation on the Flat. She didn’t begin competing until her freshman year at Truman.

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Fundraising Chair, Hannah Patton, is competing in an IEA flat class on horse Milton.

Fundraising Chair, Hannah Patton, is a sophomore psychology major with a justice systems minor. She competes in Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter Equitation on the Flat. In Middle School and High School she competed in IEA (an equestrian competition similar to IHSA) where she ended up placing 8th at Nationals in 2013.

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