From Dalton, New York, Courtney Slack of Alfred University (on left, with Saxons co-coach Peggy Shank) closed out her senior year by
placing sixth in National Reining Horse Association-sponsored individual open reining class at 2018 IHSA Nationals on May 5th. Slack
was second in the Region 1 western open rider standings to teammate Haley Ruffner while Alfred won a tiebreaker for second place at
the Hamburg, New York Semifinal in March to advance a full western team to Nationals in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.