FRESNO, Calif. - The New Mexico State Equestrian team defeated Fresno State Saturday afternoon at the Fresno State Student Horse Center, 11-9. The Aggies move to 3-2 on the season.
"I thought we had a solid perfromance all around today," head coach Audrey van eman said. "On the Hunter Seat side we rode with great confidence and it showed in our scores. The Western team had an excellent day especially on the Reining side. Breanne (Bertand) had an excellent ride and despite not winning here head-to-head match up the judge saw what a great ride it was. I was very pleased with our team's showing."
The Hunter Seat team won with an overall score of 6-4, while the Western team tied the Bulldogs 5-5.
The Aggies took an early lead on the Bulldogs with 3-2 win in Equitation Over Fences. Amy Lang earned MVP honors with a win over Kimberly Hewson Budnik, 87-85, while Emily McConnell beat Dayle Fischer, 74-72. Laura Bostwick earned the other point for the Aggies with a victory over Chelsie Stone, 82-79.
In Equitation on the Flat, the Aggies won 3-2, as Jennifer Friend defeated Nicole Roworth, 79-72 and Chelsae Keyes beat Hewson Budnik, 65-0. McConnell grabbed the final point for the Aggies with an 86-81 win over Lanie Madrazo.
Megan Gould and Pamela Evans led the Aggies in the Horsemanship competition, as Gould defeated Cherista Beezley, 72.5-72 and Evans beat Shauna Woodward, 71-70.
Breanne Bertrand earned MVP honors in the Reining competition despite falling to Sonya Koch 73.5-71. Kate Goodwin defeated Whitney Kittle 72.5-71, while Chelsea Campbell beat Jill Tebbe, 72.5-71.5. Jennifer Friend recorded the third point for the Aggies with a 69.5-68.5 win over Shawna McClurg.
The Aggies will be back in action Nov. 19-20 when they host Georgia and Fresno State at the NM State Equestrian Center beginning at 9 a.m. Admissions is free.
Equitation Over Fences Results: NM State 3-2
Emily McConnell (74) defeated Dayle Fischer (72)
Laura Bostwick (82) defeated Chelsie Stone (79)
Hillary West (81) defeated Chelsae Keyes(80)
*Amy Lang (87) defeated Kimberly Hewson Budnik (85)
Holly Elsbernd (76) defeated Samantha Stephens (20)
Equitation on the Flat Results: NM State 3-2
Jennifer Friend (79) defeated Nicole Roworth (72)
Chelsae Keyes (65) defeated Kimberly Hewson Budnik (0)
Lauren Carr (70) defeated Brianna Raab (56)
Lisa Beach (78) defeated Laura Bostwick (64)
Emily McConnell (86) defeated *Lanie Madrazo (81)
Horsemanship Results: Fresno State 3-2
Kelsi Fischer (70) defeated Jessica Woolsey (67.5)
Megan Gould (72.5) defeated Cherista Beezley (72)
Sammie Jo Stone(73.5) defeated Kyra Cruse (68)
Pamela Evans (71) defeated Shauna Woodward (70)
*Maddison Silver (74) defeated Chelsea Campbell (73)
Reining Results: NM State 3-2
Kate Goodwin (72.5) defeated Whitney Kittle (71)
Sydney Coletti (71) defeated Tara Wilson (69.5)
Sonya Koch (73.5) defeated *Breanne Bertrand (71)
Chelsea Campbell (72.5) defeated Jill Tebbe (71.5)
Jennifer Friend (69.5) defeated Shawna McClurg (68.5)