LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State equestrian team fell to Fresno State Saturday morning at the NM State Equestrian Center, 9-7. The Aggies are now 8-7 on the season, while Fresno State improves to 8-7 as well.
"We are disappointed that we didn't win overall," head coach Audrey Buck said. "I thought the Hunter Seat rode well especially Emily McConnell in Equitation over Fences. In Western we thought we would have done a little better overall but Megan Gould had a great ride in Horsemanship, earning the MVP."
The Hunter Seat team was victorious with a score of 5-3, tying in the Equitation on the Flat, 2-2 and winning in Equitation over Fences, 3-1. The Western team fell 6-2, dropping both Horsemanship and Reining, 3-1.
Brianna Raab beat Hannah Flammang, 77-75 in Equitation on the Flat, as Ruby Jenkins earned the other point for the Aggies with a win over Lanie Madrazo, 81-74. Emily McConnell was named MVP in Equitation over Fences by beating Holly Elsbernd, 86-78. Amy Lang defeated Hillary West, 85-74 and Amber Tassel handled Kara Spicer, 76-74 to help in the Aggies win in Equitation over Fences.
In Horsemanship, Megan Gould earned the lone point for the Aggies, earning MVP after beating Christa Beezley, 76.5-72. Stefanie Story edged Lauren Crivelli in Reining for the only points for NM State, 69-68.5
The Aggies will now compete at the Equestrian National Championships on April 12-14 in Waco, Texas.