Women's Equestrian



Carol Gwin
Carol  Gwin

Position:
Head Coach - Email

College:
Mary Washington College


01/21/2016

SMU Equestrain Opens Spring Schedule With Community Service

Mustangs Give Back on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

01/05/2016

SMU Equestrian Inks Seven to NLI

Four Hunt Seat and Three Western Riders Make Up Signing Class

11/20/2015

Raposa Sets MOP Record in 10-7 Loss to No. 3 Baylor

Raposa now with 13 career MOP honors

11/18/2015

SMU Rounds Off Fall Season Against Baylor

SMU Hosts Baylor Friday at 10 a.m.

11/08/2015

SMU Falls Just Short of No. 2 Auburn

Jaclyn White Earns Reining MOP Honor

Carol Gwin enters her second season as the head coach of the equestrian program in 2015-16. Gwin took over the team in 2014-15 after four seasons as an assistant at two-time national champion South Carolina. During the first year under the helm of Gwin, the team went to the NCEA National Championships.

Gwin served as the hunt seat coach, and also directed the program's equitation over fences squad. During her tenure with the Gamecocks, Gwin led her teams to a 51-19 hunt seat record and a 50-20 mark in equitation over fences. During the 2013-14 season, South Carolina's hunt seat team posted a perfect 18-0 record.

Overall, Gwin helped lead the Gamecocks to the inaugural SEC championship in 2013. South Carolina successfully defended its SEC title in 2014 and finished as the national runner-up. She coached five student-athletes to eight All-SEC Team honors in the past two seasons, and Katherine Schmidt was named Most Outstanding Player at the 2014 NCEA National Championships in equitation over fences, as well as Rider of the Year in the SEC under Gwin's guidance.

Gwin is a graduate of Mary Washington College in Virginia after four years on the IHSA team, where she competed in the open division. She began her coaching career at Sweet Briar College, leading the program for four years before going to Radford University.

She set up her own business at Walnut Spring Stables, establishing a premiere hunter/jumper boarding and lesson facility on a 750 acre farm in Blacksburg, Va. Gwin is a past president of the SWVHJA, a member of the USHJA and USEF, and has judged locally throughout Virginia over the past twenty years. She is currently serving as the chairwoman of the NCEA promotions committee.

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