2017 Ludington Equestrian Team - MCSHOF Inductee - 2024
Ludington's equestrian teams have a rich history of success, including 25 years of continuous state qualification. In 2017, there were 42 equestrian teams in the B Division and Ludington captured the state championship. The championship came after the Orioles were state reserve champions (runner-up) in 2012, 2014 and 2015. In equestrian, there is a district, regional and state tournament. In 2017, Ludington won the district, were reserve champions in the regional and came back to avenge the regional loss to Grand Haven by capturing the state championship. At the start of the last day of the four-day event, Bullock Creek was in the lead. The Orioles came back with Saddle Seat Pattern and the Two-Person Relay to win the championship in dramatic fashion. Ludington was coached by the late Doyle Fenner, Tanya Walter and Lynne Bennett; assisted by Janelle Beaver, Meghan Gillies and Alyssa Walter. Team members included Garrett Bennett, Carley Hindman, Brianna Hindman, Carly Holcomb, Claire Leikert, Jasmin Martinez, Zach McMaster and Ella Wickham. Grooms were Chesney Griffis, Lydia Hale, Allie Long and Evan Bennett.