LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- The NM State equestrian team will open its 2012-13 campaign this weekend at the Willis Invitational, Sept. 21-22, hosted by Baylor in Waco, Texas. The Aggies will face Miami-Ohio (Hunter Seat) and Ohio State (Western) on day one then compete against Baylor and Delaware State on day two. The Aggies will finish out the trip with a head-to-head match-up against TCU in Hudson Oaks, Texas on Sun, Sept. 23.
"I'm really looking forward to the weekend, despite being short staffed the last month or so," head coach Robin Morris-Walters said. "We have several returning riders on both teams that are ready to step up to the plate. I have full confidence that their experience will help carry us through the weekend."
Last time at the Willis Invitational in 2010, the Aggies defeated both Ohio State and Miami-Ohio but fell short against Delaware State and Baylor. The Aggies last faced TCU in Las Cruces back in February winning 12-6.
Representing the Hunter Seat team this weekend will be Laura Bostwick, Shannon Dooley, Julie Frey, Emily McConnell, Hannah Swarthout, Samantha Stephens, Amber Tassel and Elizabeth Solomon.
The Western team will include Lauren DeVoe, Clarissa Edgerton, Megan Gould, Brynn Larson, Rianna Storey, Jessica Woolsey, Marissa Bartmann, Haley Newkirk, Stefanie Story and Tara Wilson.
Results will be available following each day of competition at www.NMStateSports.com.