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March 3, 2015

University of South Carolina senior Amber Henter with her parents Ted and Mel Henter and her sister Emley during South Carolina’s senior day ceremony on Saturday. Henter earned her second career National Rider of the Month award on Tuesday.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – University of South Carolina senior Amber Henter was named National Rider of the Month (February) in equitation over fences by the National Collegiate Equestrian Association, it was announced Tuesday. This is the second time Henter has been recognized as the National Rider of the Month, and she becomes the fourth Gamecock rider all-time to earn the honor at least twice, joining former Gamecocks Kimberly McCormack and Johnna Letchworth and fellow senior Katherine Schmidt.

Henter went undefeated during the month of February, posting a 3-0-1 record in equitation over fences. In the Gamecocks’ Feb. 7 wins over No. 5 Georgia and Delaware State, Henter went 2-for-2 and earned MVP honors in the win over the Bulldogs. On Feb. 21 at Texas A&M, Henter won her third straight point of the month, knocking off her opponent, 84-80. She closed out the month by holding her Auburn opponent to a 78-78 tie.

This season, Henter is 14-3-1 in hunt seat action with four MVPs. In equitation over fences, she is a team-best 9-1-1 with two MVPs.

South Carolina closes out the regular season on Friday, when the Gamecocks host No. 3 Baylor at One Wood Farm in Blythewood. Friday’s meet begins at 1 p.m. ET and admission is free.

South Carolina – All-Time NCEA Riders of the Month
• Amber Henter (equitation over fences) – February 2014
• Layla Choate (reining) – November 2014
• Alexa Anthony (equitation over fences) – February 2014
• Katherine Schmidt (equitation over fences) – October 2013
• Samantha Smith (equitation on the flat) – October 2013
• Johnna Letchworth (horsemanship) – October 2013
• Katherine Schmidt (equitation over fences) – September 2013
• Johnna Letchworth (horsemanship) – September 2013
• Katherine Schmidt (equitation over fences) – March 2013
• Katherine Schmidt (equitation on the flat) – March 2013
• Amber Henter (equitation over fences) – November 2012
• Kimberly McCormack (hunt seat) – October 2012
• Kimberly McCormack (hunt seat) – March 2012