UVM athlete spotlight of the week

Sophie Allen — Club Equestrian

Class: Senior

Hometown: Stowe, Vermont

High School: Stowe High School

Accomplishments at UVM:

After achieving the title of High Point Rider in her region, Allen qualified for the National competition this May. She will compete for the Cacchoine Cup in Lexington, KY May 5-8. This qualification represents a great year so far for Allen, competing in the Open division — the highest level for hunt seat equitation in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) — as the UVM Equestrian Team co-captain. She was the Open flat champion at Regionals, qualifying her for Zones, where she placed fourth.

Previous Accomplishments:

In addition to winning multiple year-end championships while competing with the Vermont Hunter Jumper Association, Allen qualified for the New England Equitation Championships from 2005-2008. She rode to a first place finish in the Low Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic in 2007, placing second in the Hudson Junior Equitation at the Marshall and Sterling League Finals in the same year.