LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State equestrian team responded after a tough start to the weekend with an 11-3 win over West Texas A&M, Saturday afternoon at the NM State Equestrian Center. The Aggies improve to 3-3 on the season.
The Hunter Seat team defeated WTAM 6-2, while the Western team won 5-1.
“The team rallied today and came back strong for a solid win against West Texas A&M,” head coach Robin Morris-Walters said. “I am pleased with how hard my team worked hosting this event and expect them to rise to the challenge of our next meet on the road.”
The Equitation on the Flat team tied 2-2 with victories by Samantha Stephens over Kayle Reeves, 80-75 and Hannah Swarthout beating Sage Hanner, 76-66. The Aggies went sweep the Equitation over Fences, as Amber Tassel earned MVP honors by beating Jessica bass, 85-75. Julie Frey defeated Katie kaegi, 79-74, while Emily McConnell handled Livi Ron, 78-72. Laura Bostwick rounded out the Aggie scoring with a 78-69 win over Kayla Reeves.
The Horsemanship competition saw Lauren DeVoe earn MVP honors with a 73.5-72.5 win over Leah Thomas, while Brynn Larson was victorious over Addie Davis, 73.5-0. Jessica Woolsey and Megan Gould both tied in their head-to-head rides.
Larson then earned MVP honors with a 72-70.5 win over Leah Thomas in Reining, as Haley Newkirk defeated Angela Bradley, 69.5-66.5 and Tara Wilson beat Sami Gallagher, 71-63.5.
The Aggies will be back in action on Nov. 14 at the AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge in Oklahoma City, Okla.