March 7, 2008
AUBURN-- The Auburn equestrian team (10-3) was handed its first home loss of the season as Georgia (10-2) defeated the Tigers 11-7. The Bulldogs defeated the Tigers 5-4 in Hunt Seat and 6-3 in Western.
"We made too many mistakes today," said Auburn head coach Greg Williams.
"This is uncharacteristic of us, especially at home. Georgia performed well and beat us, but we will not accept this type of performance."
Georgia won two events and tied another. The Bulldogs took MVP honors in all the events.
Georgia won Hunt Seat Equitation over Fences 3-2 behind MVP Kelly Bonau, who defeated Jessica Braswell 84-78. Other Bulldog winners included Kitt Ritter over Ali Loprete 81-60 and Alexa Lieppe over Chelsea Anheuser 72-58. Tiger winners included Anna Schierholz over Kacy Jenkins 86-55 and Dottie Grubb over Haylie Jayne 76-64.
Auburn tied Georgia in Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat 2-2. Georgia's Haylie Jayne won MVP honors tying Rebecca Rifkin with a score of 89, while other Bulldog winners included Michelle Blair over Katie Breedlove
59-54 and Kitt Ritter over Ali Loprete 76-72. Tiger winners included Coburn Park over Daisy Whelan 89-82 and Chelsea Anheuser over Kelly Bonau 75-70.
Georgia swept Auburn in Western Horsemanship 5-0 behind MVP Katelyn Van Allen, who defeated Kim Pope 75.5-73.5. Other Bulldog winners included Lauren Upton over Jessica Jones 71.5-71, Laura Love over Kylie Miller 75.5-71.5, Alicia Shrum over Shannon Hinton 75-70 and Kelley Mundrick over Avery Sams 74.5-67.5.
Auburn won Western Reining 3-1, despite Georgia's Sarah Locker who won MVP honors defeating Lyndsey Jordan 76.5-74.5. Tiger winners included Julie Gibbes over Nichole Grant 74.5-65.5, Paige Monfore over Hannah Dyer 73.5-73 and Ashton Fairey over Kate Stewart 69.5-69. Tying with a score of 72.5 were Auburn's Kimberly Tidwell and Georgia's Diandra St.
Auburn returns to action tomorrow against Stephen F. Austin, March 8 at
1 p.m. CT, at the Auburn Equestrian Center.