Equitation Over Fences
Vivian Yowan, SMU

Vivian Yowan, SMU

Equitation On The Flat
Meg O'Mara, Georgia

Meg O'Mara, Georgia

Horsemanship
Avery Ellis, Texas A&M

Avery Ellis, Texas A&M

Reining
Keagan Snively, SMU

Keagan Snively, SMU

NCEA FEBRUARY RIDERS OF THE MONTH
SMU's Vivian Yowan


NCEA FEBRUARY RIDERS OF THE MONTH
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

 

WACO, Texas — The National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced its February Riders of the Month on Wednesday.

SMU took home two honors with Vivian Yowan snagging EquiFit Equitation Over Fences Rider of the Month and Keagan Snively getting Shorty’s Reining Rider of the Month. Meg O’Mara from Georgia received EquiFit Equitation on the Flat Rider of the Month, while Avery Ellis of Texas A&M took home Shorty’s Horsemanship Rider of the Month.

Yowan, Ellis and Snively are all first-time winners for one of the NCEA’s monthly awards. O’Mara is now a two-time recipient having received recognition for equitation over fences last October.

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EquiFit Equitation Over Fences Rider of the Month: Vivian Yowan, SMU

  • Boasted an impressive 5-0 record with two MOPs against top teams at home and away
  • Out-rode her opponents by an average of 11.4 points with an astonishing 20- and 23-point spread at home
  • Leads the team in wins with an 8-1 record and four MOPs in fences

Equifit Equitation on the Flat Rider of the Month: Meg O'Mara, Georgia

  • Rode to a perfect 4-0 record in equitation on the flat to remain undefeated for the season
  • Defeated opponents by an average of 10.25 points this month
  • Earned two MOP honors this month, including two against conference opponents, on the road at Auburn and home against Texas A&M, bringing her season total to five
  • Scored her career-high, 95, in back-to-back meets
  • Two scores in the 90s against conference opponents

Shorty’s Horsemanship Rider of the Month: Avery Ellis, Texas A&M

  • Earned her second and third MOP honor of the season
  • Averaged a score of 76.17 in February
  • 4-0-1 in SEC competitions this season
  • Average margin of victory of 5.17

Shorty’s Reining Rider of the Month: Keagan Snively, SMU

  • Led entire western team with 5-0 record and two MOPs
  • Career high versus New Mexico State of 76.5
  • Has ignited a fire to excel within reining squad

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