2017-18 Rhode Island College
Equestrian Team

(left to right): Elizabeth Sousa, Allana Turcotte, Hannah Hoy, Dayna Picco,
Kennedy Flaxington, Alexander Kalajian, Sydney Bent (Captain), Katherine Haley (Captain), Katelyn Billington, Kaitlyn Dmohowski, Dana Stark (Head Coach)
Not shown: Julia Pottey

2017-18 Team Roster

Name Class Hometown/High School
Sydney Bent Jr. West Greenwich, RI/Exeter-West Greenwich
Katelyn Billington Fr. North Attleboro, MA/Tri-County
Kaitlyn Dmohowski Jr. Milford, MA/Milford
Kennedy Flaxington So. Lincoln, RI/Lincoln
Katherine Haley Jr. Scituate, RI/Scituate
Hannah Hoy Jr. West Warwick, RI
Alexander Kalajian Fr. East Greenwich, RI/East Greenwich
Dayna Picco Fr. Griswold, CT/Griswold
Julia Pottey So. Foxboro, MA/Norfolk County Agricultural
Elizabeth Sousa Fr. Fall River, MA/Bristol Country Agricultural
Allana Turcotte Fr. East Providence, RI/East Providence
Head Coach: Dana Stark

2017-18 Schedule

Date Competition
Oct. 14 at Becker (at Becker College; Paxton, Mass.) 
Oct. 28 at UMass Dartmouth (at Claddagh Farm; Tiverton, R.I.)
Nov. 4 at Salve Regina (at PJM Equestrian; Tiverton, R.I.)
Nov. 11 at University of Rhode Island (at Mystic Valley Hunt Club; Gales Ferry, Conn.)
Nov. 18 at JWU (at JWU Equestrian Center; Rehoboth, Mass.)
Nov. 19 at Assumption with Clark & Holy Cross (Four Winds Farm; North Oxford, Mass.)

Team News

Oct. 14 RIC Rides to Reserve Championship

Head Coach Dana Stark
Phone: (401) 456-9585  E-Mail: dstark@ric.edu

Dana Stark is heading into her 15th season as the Advisor/Coach for Rhode Island College’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Equestrian Team.

Dana has over 20 years of experience in the equestrian industry having spent her junior and young adult years on the “A” circuit as a rider, barn manager and groom as well as operating her own private breeding and sales barn for the past decade. Her introduction and commitment to the IHSA began as an undergrad co-captain of the UMass Amherst Equestrian Team, culminating in a win at the IHSA National Championship in 1985. Her passion for the IHSA followed her work in higher education with a stint as advisor to the Brown University Equestrian Team where she was instrumental in securing varsity status in 1996.

Dana graduated from Rhode Island College, Summa Cum Laude, with a Bachelor's degree in communications and a certificate in non-profit studies.

The RIC Equestrian Team rides out of Willow Brook Farm (at Ballard’s Farm) in Lincoln, RI with Dina Patnaud.