FRESNO, Calif. – The New Mexico State equestrian team handled South Dakota State, Saturday morning, winning 9-4. NM State earned three most outstanding riders on the day. The Aggies move to 4-7 on the season.
The Western team won 6-1, while the Hunter Seat team came up just short, falling 4-3.
"I am very pleased with our comeback today against SDSU," head coach Robin Morris-Walters said. "With three Most Outstanding Rider accolades and a 6-1 win in the western arena all of our riders rode very smart. This win puts us in great position for our tournament at the end of the month."
In Equitation on the Flat, Laura Bostwick was named MOP, beating Megan Violand, 73-64. In Equitation over Fences, Emily McConnell earned MOP honors with a win over Jordan Goodall, 83-75. Bostwick earned her second win of the day by defeating Santana Wright, 81-73.
The Horsemanship team swept the event 3-0-1, as Courtney Cruse was named MOP after beating Hillary Bassinger, 73-69. Lauren DeVoe handled Shelby Webb, 72.5-0, as Megan Gould earned the third point for the Aggies with a 72.5-70 win over Kelsey Champagne.
In Reining, The Aggies won 3-1, as Brynn Larson beat Jana Balser, 65.5-65, while Marissa Bartmann defeated Ravienne Scott, 71.5-68.5. Tara Wilson rounded out the Aggies competitors with a 69-68.5 win over Danielle Baker.
The Aggies will be back in action March 22-23, in Martin, Tenn., to take on Tennessee-Martin, Fresno State, South Dakota State and South Carolina.