TOTW: Orchard Creek Stables Equestrian Team

Team of the Week

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – This week’s Team of the Week will soon be competing against the best equestrian standouts in the country, as the Orchard Creek Stables squad is heading to the Interscholastic Equestrian Association national meet in Springfield, Mass. from May 16-18.

Orchard Creek is sending four riders – Olivia Funk (a freshman at Woodlan high school), Alex Holden (freshman at Carroll), Whitney Bullion (senior at Carroll), and Erin Purcell (senior at Wayne). In addition to qualifying as a team Holden qualified for nationals as an individual, while Purcell is the only member of the team that rides in the flat class competition.

Orchard Creek is coached by Erin Stark. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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