Courtesy of NMSU
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State carries the No. 3 seed into this weekend’s United Equestrian Conference Championship at the Student Horse Center in Fresno, Calif.
The seeding was determined by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association Selection Committee and announced on Tuesday (March 24).
The Aggies face No. 2 seed SMU in the semifinal of the UEC Championship. Top seeded Fresno State meets No. 4 seed South Dakota State in the other semifinal. The competition begins at 10 a.m. (Mountain) on Friday.
The winning teams will meet for the UEC Championship on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. (Mountain).
“We have been stepping up our practices in preparation for our post season tournaments,” said NM State coach Robin Morris-Walters. “Everyone is riding strong and we look forward to good things this weekend. SMU is a great first round opponent and expect them to be very competitive. But we will approach the meet with purpose and tenacity.”
The Aggies send a strong lineup to the UEC event, with seniors Shannon Dooley and Beth Solomon riding in both Equitation over Fences and Equitation on the Flat.
Joining the pair in Equitation over Fences are senior Amber Tassel, sophomore Cori Cromwell, and freshman Remington Willkie.
Also in Equitation on the Flat are senior Chelsea Brady, junior Julie Frey and freshman Grace McMurry.
The Aggies send All-American senior Lauren DeVoe in Horsemanship, along with senior Clarissa Edgerton, junior Rianna Storey, and freshmen Morgan Matzdorff and Hallie Padilla.
In Reining, NM State is led by senior All-American Brynn Larson and senior Marrisa Bartmann, along with junior Haley Newkirk and freshmen Kimmy Ferrante and Kyla Myers.