Feb. 12, 2013
AUBURN, Ala. -
The second-ranked Auburn equestrian team (5-1, 2-1 SEC) will host fourth-ranked South Carolina (4-3, 3-1 SEC) Thursday at 1 p.m. CT at the Auburn University Horse Center.
Auburn is coming off two wins in Fresno, Calif., Feb. 1-2, after defeating Fresno State and No. 6 Kansas State. South Carolina began the spring portion of its schedule on Feb. 2, falling to Georgia in the Gamecocks’ first conference loss of the season.
“Thursday’s meet will be another clash of two great SEC teams,” Auburn head coach Greg Williams said. “I know they are coming off of a few losses of late and will ride hard to change that here, but we have a strong roster of riders lined up for Thursday that should deliver some huge rides. I feel great going into this meet.”
The Tigers are looking for redemption on Thursday as their only loss of the season came to South Carolina on Oct. 4, when Auburn fell, 10-9, to the Gamecocks in Blythewood, S.C.
Riding for Auburn in Equitation Over Fences will be Elizabeth Benson, Hasbrouck Donovan, Quincy Hayes, Christina Lin and Jennifer Waxman. Megan Bifano will ride exhibition, Melena Smith will ride demonstration and Anna Becker will be the alternate.
Equitation on the Flat will feature Elizabeth Benson, Jennifer Delman, Hasbrouck Donovan, Christina Lin and Lindsay Portela. Anna Becker will ride exhibition, Piper Donnelly will ride demonstration and Quincy Hayes will be the alternate.
In the Western arena, riding for Auburn in Horsemanship will be Katie Buff
, Katsy Leeman
, Hannah Loseke
, Indy Roper
and Stephanie Rucci
. Lucy Igoe
will ride exhibition, Casey Fowler
will ride demonstration and Griffin Knight
will be the alternate.
Reining will feature Cheyenne Cracraft, Katsy Leeman, Hailey Munger, Indy Roper and Stephanie Rucci. Julianna Cook will ride demonstration and Morgan Burns will be the alternate.
Admission to the meet is free, and live scoring will be available at www.AuburnTigers.com/equestrianlive.
Thursday’s competition will be the Tigers’ last at home before hosting the inaugural Southeastern Conference Equestrian Championship, March 29-30.
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