LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The No. 10 ranked New Mexico State equestrian team will host No. 1 Georgia and No. 9 Fresno State this coming Friday and Saturday at the NM State Equestrian Center. The start time for both days is slated for 9:00 a.m. (MT).
"We have done a lot to prepare for this weekend, and I am hoping and expecting for us to come out on top," head coach Audrey Van Eman said. "We are competing against No.1 Georgia on Friday and Fresno Saturday and because of the size of this show and the level of competition, we've brought in outside horses, raised the height of our fences, and chosen harder patterns."
The Aggies have been training hard over the last month in preparation for this weekend. NM State is coming off a win at Fresno State back on Oct. 23, as the Aggies beat the Bulldogs 11-9.The Aggies are currently 3-2 on the season going into this weekend.
NM State will face No. 1 Georgia on Friday and then No. 9 Fresno State on Saturday.
"Coach Morris and I are extremely pleased with how the team is practicing and we will be showing a majority of the team this weekend," Van Eman said. "All of the ladies have been practicing hard and I know that it will mean a lot to the seniors to beat No. 1 Georgia this year."
Competing for the Aggies in the Hunter Seat competition will be Chelsae Keyes, Amy Lang, Laura Bostwick, Emily McConnell, Sam Stephens and Stephanie Gershon in the Equitation over Fences event, while Erica Daniels, Brianna Raab, Chelsae Keyes, Laura Bostwick, Sam Stephens, Krystal Doganay and Jen Friend will compete in Equitation on the Flat for the Aggies.
NM State's Western team will be represented by Chelsea Campbell, Kyra Cruse, Pamela Evans and Megan Gould in Horsemanship, while Kate Goodwin, Breanne Bertrand, Jennifer Friend, Tara Wilson, Chelsea Campbell and Kaila De Jane will compete in the Reining competition.
Admission is free to this event on both Friday and Saturday.