Equestrian team in position for championships

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    The TCU Hunt Seat team is still in the race to qualify for the Varsity Equestrian National Championships.

    The top 12 teams will advance to the championships, and after Friday’s game against Fresno State, the TCU Hunt Seat team is in position to qualify.

    Senior Kindel Huffman, who was named MVP in Equitation over Fences against the Bulldogs, set a school record by earning seven MVP titles this season.

    Huffman said before the season began, she made a goal to win a MVP in all four classes this season.

    And after Friday’s performance, she is the first Horned Frog to do just that.

    “After I achieved it last night, I was super excited,” Huffman said.

    Huffman remains undefeated in the horsemanship with a 10-0 record.

    Freshman Ashley Aikman, who has a three-game winning streak in horsemanship, said the performance went well for everyone on the team.

    “A lot of people made a lot of accomplishments yesterday,” Aikman said.

    The game lasted 7 hours and 30 minutes, a record-breaking length.

    After the Western events were completed, three hours passed before the Hunt Seat began because the Fresno team was late from an earlier match against SMU.

    Junior Carrie von Uhlit said she was proud of the Hunt Seat team for staying focused while they were waiting for their opponents.

    “There was a lot of teamwork and team pride,” von Uhlit said.

    TCU won 10-5 against Fresno, who beat the Horned Frogs Feb. 17 in the championship game of the Best of the West Tournament.

    The Western team, which is 10-0, has the best record in the nation.

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    Next Game: March 8
    Against: Baylor
    Where: Fieldstone Park