Quick Sports: Equestrian championships start today

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    The Varsity Equestrian National Championships start today and the TCU team enters with the No.1 ranking in Western Horsemanship.

    The team went undefeated in the regular season in Western riding, which is the first time a team has accomplished this in NCAA history.

    The No. 1 ranking means the team receives a first-round bye and will face the winner of the No. 8 New Mexico State-No. 9 Baylor University matchup.

    TCU battled the Baylor Bears earlier this season in the first day of the Baylor Fall Tournament and fell 8-4. The Horned Frogs’ four points all came from Western Horsemanship.

    Senior Kindel Huffman will also represent TCU as an individual in the championship bracket for Horsemanship.

    Huffman is the No. 1 seed and faces No. 4 Laura Upton from the University of Georgia.

    If Huffman advances, she will face either No. 3 Stephanie Sanders from the University of Tennessee-Martin or No. 2 Caroline Gunn from Texas A&M University in the championship round.