SNU Equestrian Linnea Wood rides to Zone 7 IHSA Championship

SNU Equestrian Linnea Wood rides to Zone 7 IHSA Championship

     Linnea Wood, a sophomore at Southern Nazarene University (SNU) and Equestrian Team member, was recently named as the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Zone Champion in Longmont, Colorado. 

Photo compliments of Linnea Wood.  Pictured in photo:  Linnea Wood and riding instructor, Mindy Hole. 

“The IHSA Zone Championships were moved at the last minute from Cheyenne, Wyoming to Longmont, Colorado due to heavy snowfall in Wyoming,” said Mindy Hole, SNU Equestrian Team riding instructor.  “Despite the frigid temperatures, riders and teams competed for the chance to move on to the National Championships in Tennessee.” 

Only the top two riders from each class qualified for the National Championships.  Linnea rode a horse named Arcadian to top honors as the 2009 Zone 7 Champion in Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter.  

Wood will be competing for the title of the 2009 National Champion in Advanced Walk-Trot-Canter on April 23, 2009

Southern Nazarene University's Equestrian Center is committed to furthering the education of men and women looking for a career in the Equine Industry. 

For more information on the Equestrian Center at Southern Nazarene University, visit our web site at or contact Bill Bowen at 405-495-1489 or email Mr. Bowen at