The No. 6 Horned Frogs equestrian team will return to action Sunday at Delaware State and travel for the first time to the Hornets' Gambler's Choice Equestrian Center.
Sunday will mark the fifth time in program history for the Frogs and Hornets to meet. TCU leads the all-time series, 4-0.
"We are preparing to become national champions, and this trip to Delaware is a stepping stone to get us ready for the big game in April," TCU assistant coach Kindel Huffman said.
"Delaware State is not a team to underestimate, and we have never been to Delaware. Our team is riding great and ready for the challenge."
After going 0-3 at the Best in the West Tournament in Fresno, Calif., last weekend, the Frogs head to Delaware ranked as No. 6 in the Varsity Equestrian National Polls with a 5-3 record.
In their last outing, the Horned Frogs' Victoria Lee and Kelsey Huffman both claimed MVP honors, but then No. 5 TCU dropped a 7-5 decision to No. 8 Baylor on the final day of competition in Fresno.
Senior Ashley Aikman has gone 5-2 in horsemanship this season with one MVP award.
On the hunt seat side, junior Taylor Frederick has captured four wins in equitation over fences, and Victoria Lee has posted one MVP honor to go along with three victories. In equitation on the flat, senior Tassie Munroe is 4-3-1 on the season.
The Hornets come into this weekend with a 4-8 overall record. In horsemanship, Shelby Bonneville claimed two MVP accolades for Delaware State. Amanda Hotz has led DSU in reining, recording five victories.
Kayla Blair has posted 13 wins combined between the flat and fences on the hunt seat side. Frayser Tuttle has nine victories between the two events with two MVP accolades in equitation on the flat.
The Frogs are shooting for their fifth win over the Hornets on Sunday as well as their second victory over DSU this season.
In January, the Frogs dropped DSU, 15-5, at Hudson Oaks 8212; the Frogs' home equestrian center. The Frogs outscored Delaware State, 1,550.5-1,428.5. Senior Jessica Hagen, Frederick and junior Courtney Chown all earned MVP honors.
No. 6 TCU at Delaware State
When: All day Sunday
Where: Gambler's Choice Equestrian Center 8212; Delaware
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