Nov. 10, 2006
The Auburn equestrian team falls to SEC foe Georgia 7-12 at the Auburn Equestrian Center on Friday in the last meet of the fall season.
"The fans and the atmosphere were wonderful," said Auburn head coach Greg Williams
. "Unfortunately, we didn't pull our weight during the meet."
The western team fell 7-2. The only two points in hunt seat came from sophomore Ashley Griffith in horsemanship and senior Julie Gibbes in reigning.
"We had a few unfortunate mishaps in the reining," said Williams, "and that just happens in our sport, but you have to make up for it. We didn't ride well enough in horsemanship. We let ourselves get beat in western right out of the gate and never recovered."
Auburn and Georgia tied in hunt seat 5-5. The Tigers fell to the Bulldogs over fences 2-3 but overtook them on the flat 3-2. MVP on the flat was Auburn sophomore Maggie White who scored an 82.
"I was really happy with the ride," said White. "The horse knew all the maneuvers I wanted him to do. I had to put spurs on at the last minute, but it didn't affect anything. I think that we rode really consistent on the flat."
"Maggie had a tremendous ride," said Williams. "The flat went well for us. We gave them points over fences, and we were in no position to give anybody points, especially a good team like Georgia. That was unfortunate. I think the hunt seat team had a win within their grasp and we let it slip away."
The Tigers return to action on Jan. 28, when they host Stephen F. Austin.