Feb. 3, 2007
Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina Equestrian team defeated the defending National Western Champion Oklahoma State 12-8 on Saturday at OneWood Farm in Blythewood. The team also swept MVP honors in the Hunt Seat division with Kristen Terebesi- equitation over fences and Sarah Lowe- equitation on the flat.
“I was once again very proud of the Hunt Seat team as we remain undefeated. It’s a great feeling and I feel that they are going to continue to do well and get better,” said head coach Boo Duncan. “Oklahoma State has a very good Hunt Seat team, and they had an even better Western team. Being that they are the reigning National Champions I think our team did a great job, especially in the horsemanship competition. We got into a little bit of trouble in the reining, but overall I think our team gave a good effort and will continue to improve.”
The Hunt Seat team continued their perfect season by advancing their record to 6-0. The Gamecocks defeated the Cowgirls 377-358 in equitation on the flat and 388-370 in equitation over fences. Riding for the Gamecocks were seniors Ellen Hogate (St. Charles, I.L.) and Kelley Campbell (Keysville, V.A.), junior Terebesi (Glenmoore, P.A.), sophomore LIndsey Pace (Camden, S.C.), and freshman Nicole Bourgeois (Sherwood, O.R.). Competing in equitation on the flat were seniors Lowe (Augusta, G.A.), Carly Babcock (Deer Harbor, W.A.), and Jessica Boll (Ada, M.I.), Terebesi (Glenmoore, P.A.), and freshman Carly Babcock.
The Gamecocks Western team was defeated by the Cowgirls 669-688, dropping their record to 1-5 on the year. Bradley secured high score in the reining portion on the competition, which earned her MVP honors. Competing for the Gamecocks in the Horsemanship competition were senior Rachel Sternoff (Redman, W.A), juniors Allison Bradley (Lancaster, C.A.) and Katy Biffle (Orange Grove, T.X.), sophomore Katie Grossnickle (Winona Lake, I.N.) and freshman Kristina Papendick (Rapid City, S.D.). In reining, the Gamecock riders will be senior Rachel Sternoff, juniors Lindsay Williams (Sands Springs, O.K.) and Bradley (Lancaster, C.A.), sophomore Rebekah Roof (Lexington, S.C.), and freshman Emily Bookwalter (Fillmore, I.N.).