TCU equestrian wins 14-6 over A&M

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    TCU’s equestrian team continued their winning streak against Texas A&M 14-6 overall Friday afternoon. 

    The Western total score was 6-4 over A&M, with a raw score of 718-711.

    “It’s always rewarding to beat a national champion team and an SEC team that is historically very strong, so it always feels good,” Director of Equestrian Haley Schoolfield said.

    In Horsemanship, TCU won 4-1, with a raw score of 368-360. Sophomore Erin Gilette received an MOP award, with an individual score of 75.

    In Reining, A&M won 3-2 with a raw score of 350 and TCU with a raw score of 351.

    “We had outstanding rides all around, and I’m super pleased that the girls were able to work through the rain all week and shared the arenas, reducing their preparation time so that everyone could have time in the ring with the outdoor being too wet,” Schoolfield said.

    On the Hunt Seat side, TCU defeated A&M overall 8-2, with a raw score of 775-714.

    In Fences, TCU won 4-1, with a raw score of 397-372. Junior Kaitlin Perry received an MOP award, with an individual score of 82.

    In Flat, TCU won 4-1, with a raw score of 378-342. Perry received her second MOP award, with a score of 83.

    “I think the win boosted our confidence today, which is a big thing we need going into next week’s match,” Schoolfield said. “The girls are so very appreciative of every single person who comes out to support them. There’re a few things we can tune up here and there like just riding off the field and getting the most out of our horses.”

    Overall in the match, TCU won 14-6, with a raw score of 1,493-1,425.

    TCU is set to compete in their first road match against New Mexico State Nov. 8.