Each week, the Randolph College athletics department showcases a question and answer with our WildCat of the Week. This week is a sophomore from the equestrian team Caroline Houston.
Houston has been one of the top riders for the WildCat Equestrian team this season. This past weekend, she was first in Intermediate Jumps and fourth in Intermediate Flat. She has had first place rides in every show for Randolph in the month of February. At Randolph's home show on February 10, Houston was first in Novice Flat, the Reserve Champion in Novice Fences, and the Reserve High Point Rider of the Day. She also qualified for Regionals in the process.
You have been one of the top riders for the team this year coming off an impressive first year. What are your goals with Zones and ODAC championships on the horizon?
Definitely my biggest goal for the year is to not only make it to nationals as an individual, but for the team to qualify. It would be an experience of a lifetime and I would love to be able to do it with my team right there with me. Hopefully with our strong ODAC team and wonderful ponies, we will be able to win at ODACs this March.
Being from Connecticut, how did you hear about Randolph?
I heard about Randolph through an Equestrian Talent Search that I did my sophomore year of high school. Randolph sponsored one of the classes I was in.
What do you like about Randolph?
I love the small class sizes and close-knit campus atmosphere
Do you have any sports that you follow or you like besides Equestrian?
My family and I are big UConn fans, we love watching men's and women's basketball.