Bucks Equestrian Athlete Competes at National Competition
Sophomore Dominque Tirendi of Newtown competed as an individual entry in the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association in Harrisburg
Dominique Tirendi, a member of Bucks County Community College’s equestrian team, competed May 3-4 at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association’s nationals in Harrisburg.
Tirendi, a 20-year-old sophomore from Newtown, qualified to compete as an individual after being named Reserve Champion of Zone 3 in a competition that was held April 7 at Centenerary University. The zone consists of 49 teams and hundreds of riders.
Tirendi - the only competitor from a community college - competed in the walk-trot equitation against riders from universities and colleges from all over the country at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Although she didn't finish in the top 10, the achievement was commendable.
Coach Amanda Enwright said Tirendi came into the Centurions equestrian program two years ago not knowing anything about riding, and went on to qualify for regionals, zones and nationals for IHSA Zone 3, Region 2.
“She is very dedicated to improve, as she rides multiple times a week and leases one of the horses,” noted Enwright.
Tirendi, a 2016 graduate of Council Rock High School South, is a liberal arts major at Bucks who plans to transfer to Gwynedd Mercy Univeristy in the fall to continue riding.
The Centurions Equestrian Team is one of 14 intercollegiate sports offered by Bucks County Community College’s athletics department. To learn more, visit www.bucks.edu/athletics.