Equestrian Set to Take On Georgia at Home
BLYTHEWOOD, SC – The No. 7 ranked South Carolina Equestrian team (4-2) is set to face No. 3 Georgia (4-1) at home on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1:00 pm. The meet will be held at One Wood Farm.
Last Time Out
Despite a loss to No. 4 Auburn (13-6), the Gamecocks tallied two MOP honors on the day. Madeline Schaefer had an outstanding performance on Dento, notching an 89 over Ellie Ferigno’s 86 and earning herself a career high in addition to her second career MOP honor. Emma Lane earned a 72 on Sparky over Caroline Buchanan’s 71, and earned her third MOP honor of the season.
Trinity Hammerschmidt moved to 6-0 on the flat after notching an 86 on Murphy, defeating Auburn’s Ava Stearns (83)., and helped the Gamecocks take the event 3-2. Jordan Allen tied her season high of 86 in fences to give the Gamecocks the point over Emma Kurtz’s 65 on Dexter; a 21 point spread. Allen was the lone point for South Carolina in the event, but all five Gamecocks earned a 70 or higher on the day.
Scouting the Bulldogs
Saturday’s meet against Georgia will be the 53rd in program history, with the Bulldogs leading the series 36-16. Georgia most recently defeated No. 9 UC Davis on the road 11-9, collecting two MOP honors from junior Sophia (Flat) and Gracie Himes (Horsemanship). Sophia Pilla is a high scorer for the Bulldogs, putting up a 95 for her ride on the flat.
Georgia won the meet in reining, winning three points from Jax Bound (68), Courtney Blumer (71) and Caitlyn Lyons (68).
Fans are encouraged to follow along with in-meet updates on Twitter and Instagram, @GamecockEQ.