LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- The New Mexico State equestrian heads to
Fresno, Calif., March 1-2 for a dual meet competition against host Fresno State
and South Dakota State. The Aggies and Bulldogs have a long history in
equestrian competitions but this will be the first meeting between the two
schools this season.
NM State has
faced South Dakota State already once this year, back in Nov., in Brookings,
S.D. The Aggies lost 10-5 in the first meeting. On the season, NM State holds a
3-6 overall record. This weekend’s competition will be held at the Student
like we are very prepared for our competitions against Fresno State and South
Dakota State,” head coach Robin Morris-Walters said. “We had a team scrimmage
this past weekend that offered some great competition between all of our riders
and I thought our girls rose to the challenge. As a team, we really need a win
to help build up that confidence and as we near Nationals. I feel we match up well
and can compete against both Fresno State and South Dakota State.”
Jessica Woolsey, Brynn Larson, Clarissa Edgerton and Rianna Storey will
represent the Aggies in Horsemanship, while the Reining team will consist of Tara
Wilson, Stefanie Story, Marissa Bartmann and Brynn Larson. In Reining Jamie
Story and Hayley Newkirk will serve as alternates, while Courtney Cruse will be
the alternate for the Horsemanship team.
Hunter Seat side, Laura Bostwick, Emily McConnell, Amber Tassel and Hannah
Swarthout will handle both the Equitation on the Flat and the Equitation on the
Fences. Sydney Morse will be the Aggies’ alternate in the Flat, as Shannon
Dooley was named alternate for the Fences.