Oct. 4, 2008
- The Auburn equestrian team (2-0) defeated conference rival South Carolina (1-1) 10-6 at One Wood Farm Saturday. The Tiger defeated the Gamecocks 5-2 in Hunt Seat and 5-4 in Western.
"South Carolina is one of the toughest teams in the country," said Auburn head coach Greg Williams. "You just don't get very many opportunities to come to their house and pick up a win. Our girls rode extremely well. They did a phenomenal job. Not to take anything from the girls, but I have to give the credit to Coach Neubarth and Helfer on this win. They have worked hard; their plan has been implemented well, and the girls have bought into it. Right now for this early, we really are a very strong team."
Auburn won Hunt Seat Equitation over Fences 3-2 behind MVP Anna Schierholz, who defeated Sarah Stephens 84-76. Other Tiger winners included Jenny Reinhart over Nicole Bourgeois 79-73 and Maggie McAlary over Victoria Middleton 78-70. Gamecock winners included Megan Massaro over Ali Loprete 83-81 and Eleanor Kunsman over Jessica Braswell 82-72.
Auburn won Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat 2-0 behind MVP Rebecca Rifkin, who defeated Alex Haskell 78-73. Other Tiger winners included Chelsea Anheuser over Nicole Bourgeois 75-70. Tying with a score of 77 were Auburn's Ali Loprete and South Carolina's Victoria Middleton, with a score of 71 were Auburn's Katie Breedlove and South Carolina's Megan Massaro and with a score of 74 were Auburn's Maggie McAlary and South Carolina's Sarah Stephens.
Auburn tied South Carolina in Western Horsemanship 2-2. Auburn's Shannon Hinton won MVP honors tying Maggie Fortune with a score of 73.5. Tiger winners included Jessica Jones over Emily Bookwalter 71-69.5 and Mary Casey over Amy Biffle 69-66. Gamecock winners included Hailey Thornton over Amy Bohan 71-68.5 and Katie Grossnickle over Kylie Miller 74.5-69.5.
Auburn won Western Reining 3-2 behind MVP Paige Monfore, who defeated Hailey Thornton 72.5-71.5. Other Tiger winners included Lyndsey Jordan over Amy Biffle 68-67.5 and Ashton Fairey over Lydia Roof 73.5-70.5.
Gamecock winners included Chloe Gray over Kim Pope 71-70 and Rebekah Roof over Kelsey George 68-64.5.
Auburn returns to action against conference rival Georgia Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. CT at the Auburn Equestrian Center.