Rebekah Chenelle, Texas A&M

Monday, October 29, 2018




COLLEGE STATION –The No. 2 Texas A&M equestrian team defeated No. 10 Fresno State, 17-3, Friday at the Hildebrand Equine Complex.

With the win, the Aggies are 4-0 to start the season for the first time since the 2011-12 campaign. 

“I couldn’t be more proud of the team today,” head coach Tana McKay said. “Hosting a home meet is a big responsibility, and the team worked really well as a whole. We had some great rides. We go out there and try to ride mistake free, and for the most part, we did that. They were on it today. I am really proud of them. We gained a lot of momentum as we head into a tough meet at Auburn next week.” 

The Aggies jumped out to an early 4-1 lead after Equitation over Fences as Rebekah Chenelle opened the meet by defeating Hana Beiling, 87-75. Kelsey King followed suit, scoring an 83 on Converse, defeating Erica Rosinski’s 76. Caroline Dance notched Most Outstanding Player (MOP) recognition as she topped Cecily Hayes, 86-72. Haley Redifer outscored Frannie Twohig, 79-70, to conclude the event.

In the Western arena, Texas A&M swept Horsemanship, 5-0. Alex Albright earned MOP honors and tallied the first point of the event for the Aggies as she scored a 76.5 against Taeya Harle’s 69. Sarah Orsak defeated Kameron Thorn, 74.5-70, before Kyra Bouma added a point for the Maroon & White by scoring a season-high 76 against Hannah Buij’s 74. Earning the final two points were Katie Conklin who outscored Lexi Miller, 75-69.5, and Ashley Davidson, who earned a 75 to down Nicole Campbell’s 71.5.

The Maroon & White extended their lead to 13-2 after earning four points in Reining. Darby Gardner led off the event with a 70.5-67 triumph over Shea Gilson, as Marissa Harrell recorded her first MOP honor following a 72-70.5 victory against Kara Gustafson. Kalee McCann topped Paige Barton, 70.5-68.5, prior to Courtney Yohey’s 69-68 win over Allison Nordvall.

In Equitation on the Flat, the Aggies dropped the first point but rallied to win the final four. Brianna Peddicord scored a 91, bettering Grace Countryman’s 74. Caroline Boyle toppled Hana Beiling, 87-71, and Chenelle defeated Alex Dirickson, 89-78. Rhian Murphy concluded the meet with a 91-83 victory over Brooke Nelson. 

The Aggies return to action at No. 1 Auburn on Friday, Nov. 2. The meet is slated to begin at 3 p.m. at the Auburn University Horse Center.

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DALLAS (SMU) –Maintaining their undefeated streak in meets this season (4-0), the No. 3 SMU Mustangs earned a decisive victory over the No. 10 Fresno State Bulldogs, 15-5 (1564.5-1489.5), on a sunny Saturday at the Dallas Equestrian Center.

Four SMU riders were awarded Most Outstanding Player awards including Kelsie Brittan in Equitation Over Fences, Vivian Yowan in Equitation on the Flat, Holly Lansidel in Reining and Ashley Mauney, for the second meet in a row, in Horsemanship.

In Equitation Over Fences, Olivia Woodson with a score of 85 on Hamilton, Tali DeJong on Rosie with an 84, Kelsie Brittan riding Dillon for an 87, Vivian Yowan on Parker for an 86, and Nora Gray riding Lux for an 86 earned all of the points over fences, sweeping the event, 5-0.

In Equitation on the Flat, Mary Elizabeth Cordia scoring an 86 on Rosie, Lexi Murphy with an 85 on Andrew, Vivian Yowan scoring an 88 on Punch, and Nora Gray riding Limelight for an 85, notched a key 4-1 victory for SMU.

In Reining, Aubrey Alderman on Stewie scoring a 71.5, Jill Pfisthner with a 72 on Tinsel, Madison Steed with a 68.5 riding Cowboy, and Holly Lansidel on Mercedes scoring a 72, furthered the Mustangs' lead with a dominant 4-1 event finish.

In Horsemanship, Mallory Vroegh with a 74.5 on Ray and Ashley Mauney riding Desi for a 74.5 earned points for SMU.

Up next, the Mustangs will compete against metroplex rival TCU when the Horned Frogs travel to the Dallas Equestrian Center on Saturday, Nov. 10.



WACO, Texas –
 No. 4 Baylor equestrian (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) clinched an 11-8 home win over No. 5 TCU (1-2, 0-1 Big 12) in its second meet of conference play Saturday afternoon at the Willis Family Equestrian Center. 

The meet started out with fences where TCU took hold of an early lead, defeating BU 4-1 in the event. Madison Day's 78 snagged the lone point for the Bears.  

In reining, the Bears and the Frogs battled it out with BU taking home a close 3-2 win in the event. Maggie Cincotta, Sydney Scheckel and Madaline Callaway each clinched a point, bringing overall scores to 6-4 TCU at the half.

The second half of the competition continued with horsemanship and equitation on the flat, where BU took control and surged forward to an overall 10-8 lead. 

In horsemanship, the Bears fought and grinded out a 2-1 win in the event with Abbi Demel and Kacie Scharf each contributing a point.

Flat sealed the deal for the Bears, dominating TCU 4-1 with scores ranging from no lower than 84 to a high of 91. Madison Day's striking 91 earned the MOP nod. 

Fans can keep up with Baylor's equestrian team on Twitter (@BaylorEQ), Facebook (Baylor Equestrian), and Instagram (@BaylorEquestrian). 

4 – the meet-winning point total for Baylor’s equitation on the flat team.

BU will take a break from competition next week and hit the ring again in a road meet on Friday, Nov. 9 against No. 10 Fresno State at the Student Horse Center in Fresno, Calif.



SWEET BRIAR, VA. – The South Carolina equestrian team earned two road wins on Friday after defeating Sweet Briar in a Hunter Seat only meet, 9-1, and Lynchburg in a Hunter Seat exhibition, 6-2, at the Harriet Howell Rogers Riding Center.
The No. 6 Gamecocks move to 2-3 (1-3 SEC) after downing Sweet Briar (0-5) in a Hunter Seat only meet, 9-1, and topping Lynchburg, 6-2, in a Hunter Seat exhibition.
"I think we had a really good day," head coach Boo Major. "It was nice to have some strong wins and solid rides (Friday). This our first competition on the road since the end of September so we're happy to get our feet wet on the road again. Sweet Briar was a very gracious host and we had a great time with them and with our scrimmage with Lynchburg."
Carolina began the day by sweeping Equitation Over Fences opposite of Sweet Briar, 5-0. Madison Brayman scored the first point with an 86-74 win over Katie Balding on Dimitri. Up next, Louisa Brackett outscored Maggie Fraley by 16 for an 84-68 victory on Teddy. Competing on Divo, Trinity Hammerschmidt earned a 78-72 win against Charlotte Hadley. With the highest score in fences, Lizzie van der Walde was named MOP after edging out Lily Peterson, 87-82, on Ray. Finalizing the fences event, Tyler Petrie beat out Emily Schlosberg on Dorado, 85-83.
In Equitation on the Flat, Carolina took the event, 4-1. Madison Sellman grabbed the first point for the Gamecocks by 25, 78-53, over Emily Schlosberg on Mo'Bay. Scoring her first-ever collegiate point, Mackenzie Suffy defeated Charlotte Hadley on Emmett, 76-68. Hammerschmidt won her second point of the day after topping Maggie Fraley, 79-56, on Jakson. Clinching the meet for South Carolina, Brayman tallied the highest score, earning MOP honors, after downing Katie Balding, 89-73, on Navarre.
Competing against Lynchburg for their second meet of the day, the Gamecocks started off by winning Equitation on the Flat, 3-1. Kate Eagleton claimed her first collegiate point, as well as the first point for Carolina with a 69-58 victory against Saylor Hardin on Ozzie. Riding on Bella, Billi Brander topped Taylor Herzog, 67-63. Maddy Parker outscored Cameron Sabolovic by 25 for a 67-42 win on Mei Mei.
Finishing with Equitation Over Fences, Sarah Isgett started the event with an 85-68 victory opposite of Saylor Hardin on Petey. Petrie followed with the highest score of the fences competition for an 86-65 victory over Taylor Herzog on Fernando, also earning MOP honors. Closing out the meet, Hammerschmidt claimed a 67-64 win on Goodie, besting Cameron Sabolovic.
"One of our goals was to be as competitive as we could be and ride as well as we could," Major said. "I think we accomplished that goal (Friday). Proud of the girls and proud of the team. We're looking forward to a good scrimmage with Liberty (Saturday)."
Up next, South Carolina competes at Liberty for a full exhibition meet on Saturday at 10 a.m.


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