March 5, 2009
AUBURN -- The No. 4 Auburn equestrian team travels to Texas this weekend to face No.1 Baylor on Saturday at 11 a.m. CT in Waco and Southern Methodist on Sunday at 9 a.m. CT in Dallas.
"Baylor is No. 1 in the country right now," said Auburn head coach Greg Williams. "The reason I think they're winning is because of their team balance. They may have a few more wins on the Hunt Seat side than the Western, but both sides are extremely tough. They've got a lot of depth and have been performing very well."
The Tigers are 4-2 on the season with their last loss coming at Georgia on Feb. 28. The Lady Bears are 11-2 on the season with their last win coming against Kansas State on Feb. 21.
"We've never competed at SMU before," said Williams. "We're excited about being able to compete in a new venue, but we have never been head to head with this team before. This will be a first for Auburn equestrian."
The Mustangs are 5-7 on the season with their last win coming against New Mexico State on Feb. 27.
Riding for the Tigers against Baylor in Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat are Chelsea Anheuser, Katie Breedlove, Ali Loprete, Maggie McAlary and Rebecca Rifkin with Dottie Grubb on exhibition and Jenny Reinhart as the alternate. Riding in Hunt Seat Equitation over Fences are Jessica Braswell, Ali Loprete, Maggie McAlary, Anna Schierholz and Grace Socha with Elise Fraza on exhibition and Chelsea Anheuser as the alternate.
Riding in Western Horsemanship are Mary Casey, Shannon Hinton, Courtney Kobak, Jessica Jones and Kylie Miller with Bailey Dymond as the alternate. Riding in Western Reining are Ashton Fairey, Jessica Jones, Lyndsey Jordan, Paige Monfore and Kim Pope with Kelsey George as the alternate.
Riding for the Tigers against Southern Methodist in Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat are Chelsea Anheuser
, Katie Breedlove
, Jenny Reinhart
, Anna Schierholz
and Grace Socha
with Rebecca Rifkin
as the alternate. Riding in Hunt Seat Equitation over Fences are Jessica Braswell
, Elise Fraza
, Dottie Grubb
, Ali Loprete
and Maggie McAlary
with Anna Schierholz
as the alternate.
For additional information, contact: Wes McDougal at (334) 844-9800.