About Our Organization
Marist Equestrian is an inclusive co-ed club that enables riders of all levels to participate. Members have the option of competing during the year on the show team or can choose to take lessons on the club team. Marist rides at Crosswinds Equestrian Center, a state-of-the-art facility in LaGrangeville, NY, under the training of Clare Knapp and assistant coach Lorena Passi. We have a wide range of horses spanning all levels, so we can best tailor your lessons to your skill level. The competition season runs from September to May, and we compete in Zone 3, Region 3 of the IHSA.
Co-Captains: Samantha Fellenz, '23 and Christina Titto, '23
Treasurer: Alexa Bernal, '23
Social Chair: Cecilia Pandiscia, '23
Coach: Clare Knapp
We have scheduled lessons, created around your class schedule. We ride at Crosswinds Equestrian Center in LaGrangeville, NY.
Brendan Barrett - Junior - Brewster, NY - Political Science Major
Growing up Brendan competed in the Children’s Hunters & Jumpers in high school, as well as riding on a well-recognized IEA team. Brendan now shows in the Intermediate division on the flat and over fences. He plans to attend law school upon graduation.
Annika Ryer - Senior - Cairo, Egypt - Psychology/Special Education Major
A junior from Cairo, Egypt, both of Annika's parents taught at an American school. She rode informally as a child and is currently competing in the Novice division. She is majoring
in Psychology and Special Education and hopes to be a psychologist or a speech pathologist.
Brittany Walsh - Senior - Plainfield, NJ - Criminal Justice and Psychology Major
Brittany has been riding for 10 years and currently competes in the Limit division. She is majoring in psychology and criminal justice and has hopes to attend grad school for clinical psychology after her time at Marist.
Earn Priority Points through Clubs and Activities
To earn one (1) point: Members must attend a minimum of 50% of club/organization meetings for the semester and 50% of club/organization activities.
To earn two (2) points: Members must attend a minimum of 50% of club/organization meetings for the semester and 75% of club/organization activities PLUS the community service event.
To earn three (3) points (executive board only): Officers must attend 50% of club meetings for the semester and 100% of club activities including community service. If executive board members do not complete all of the requirements to earn three points, they will be eligible to receive up to two points based on the above criteria.