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Equestrian Opens SEC Championship against Auburn on Friday
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Equestrian Opens SEC Championship against Auburn on Friday

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The No. 8 University of South Carolina equestrian team shifts into postseason mode when it faces No. 1 Auburn in the SEC Championship semifinal on Friday. The meet is set for a 2:30 p.m. start at the University of Georgia Equestrian Complex in Bishop, Ga. 

SEC Championship Info

The SEC Championship begins on Friday, March 26 with a pair of semifinal matchups. The winner of the South Carolina vs. Auburn meet faces the winner of the Georgia vs. Texas A&M meet for the SEC Championship on Saturday, while the losing teams from both meets clash in the consolation matchup Saturday morning. More information about the SEC Championship can be found HERE.

Boo’s Bits

“We are very much looking forward to the SEC Championship. Two years between championships has been tough on our student athletes. We won’t ride our own horses in the actual competition, but we love having them here, they are part of our team! Our student athletes are fired up and definitely ready to go.”

What You Need to Know  

  • The Gamecocks (1-5, 1-5 SEC) wrapped up the regular season against Auburn on March 13, falling to the top-ranked Tigers. 
  • Junior Sloane Vogt earned her second SEC honor of the season, snagging the co-SEC Reining Rider of the Month award for March after her M.O.P. winning ride at Auburn. Vogt finished the regular season with a 5-1-0 record in reining. 
  • Sophomore Madeline Schaefer also took home M.O.P. honors against Auburn after her 88-point over fences ride, capping off a 4-1-1 regular season. 
  • Junior Trinity Hammerschmidt extended her flat winning streak to five with her 80-64 win at Auburn.  

Scouting the Tigers

No. 1 Auburn (6-0, 6-0 SEC) enters Friday’s meet riding a 40-meet winning streak after downing the Gamecocks in the regular season finale. 

Follow the Meet

Live scoring for Friday’s meet is available HERE. Updates will also on our Twitter and Instagram accounts.