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Equestrian Set for Final Home Meets
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Equestrian Set for Final Home Meets

Columbia, S.C. – Gamecock Equestrian is prepped for two non-conference meets meets at One Wood Farm this weekend. South Carolina will face No. 10 Delaware State on Friday at 9 a.m. in a full team meet and the jumping seat squad will take on Lynchburg on Saturday at 11 a.m.
“We are looking forward to hosting a non-conference dual meet for the first time in a while,” said head coach Boo Major. “The last non-conference team competition we had was at Delaware State, so it’s only appropriate that they are our first non-conference meet this year. We’ve had a great week of practice so I’m excited to see how it translates in the competition arena.”
Fan Information

  • Concessions will not be available at Saturday’s meet.
  • No personal pets are allowed at One Wood Farm.
  • There will be blue ribbons attached to each horse’s saddle pad in honor of barn manager Maggie Barton who is undergoing treatment for colon cancer.
  • After Friday morning’s meet, there will be a neutral site meet between No. 10 Delaware State and Lynchburg.

Gamecock Notables

  • South Carolina is fresh after an upset over No. 4 Georgia at home. The Gamecocks downed the Bulldogs in a 10-9 decision.
  • Michaela SchrimMadeline Schaefer and Trinity Hammerschmidt all earned M.O.P. honors in the meet against Georgia. Schrim notched the horsemanship honor, Schaefer took the honor in fences and Hammerschmidt secured the honor on the flat.
  • South Carolina swept jumping seat with 3-2 wins in both events over Georgia.
  • The Gamecocks clinched the win with the final ride in the meet. Chloe Stephenson earned a 69 on Nike to give South Carolina its 10th point.
  • South Carolina has its most M.O.P. awards this season on the flat with six. It has two M.O.P. honors in the remaining three events.

Scouting Delaware State

  • No. 10 Delaware State is 5-7 overall with an 0-3 record on the road. It is also on a four-meet losing streak.
  • The Hornets faced one other SEC opponent in then-No. 3 Auburn and fell to the Tigers 16-4.
  • Delaware State’s largest margin of victory came against South Dakota State with a 12-5 win.
  • The 44 Hornets are led by head coach Jennifer Ridgely, assistant coach for western Rhonda Replogle, and assistant coach for jumping seat Caroline Kane.

The Delaware State Series

  • South Carolina is 10-2 in full meets against Delaware State and is 3-0 against the Hornets at home.
  • The Gamecocks are on a four-meet winning streak, one of which took place at home.
  • In the most recent meeting, South Carolina defeated Delaware State on the road 14-5.
  • The last meeting at home took place in 2019 in which South Carolina came out on top 15-4.

Scouting Lynchburg

  • The Hornets are 4-5 this season including a 2-2 away record.
  • Lynchburg has one win against both Bridgewater and Delaware State and two wins against SUNY New Paltz.
  • The Hornets faced then-No. 1 Auburn earlier this season and lost 9-1.
  • Lynchburg has participated in several IHSA events this season and has placed in the top five each time.
  • The 29 member Lynchburg roster is led by director of riding Phillip Williamson and assistant coach Adeline Callihan.

The Lynchburg Series

  • Saturday’s meet will be the second-ever meeting between Lynchburg and South Carolina.
  • In the last meet, South Carolina defeated Lynchburg 0-1 at home.

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