Haley Schoolfield enters her fourth season (2012-13) as the head equestrian coach for SMU. The 2011-12 season saw Schoolfield lead the Mustangs to the team's first win in the NCEA Championships (vs. No. 12 Tennessee-Martin), highest seed in the championships (5) and best ranking (8) in school history. She also coached Emma Roberts to All-American honors and a perfect 10-0 record over fences.
In 2010-11, Schoolfield coach Jordyn Pettersen to All-America status as Pettersen led the nation in Adjusted VERS over the fences during the season.
Schoolfield was named SMU head equestrian coach by Director of Athletics Steve Orsini on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009.
"We are excited to have Haley Schoolfield directing our equestrian program," stated Orsini. "We believe her championship experience as a rider and coach can help lead SMU Equestrian to a championship level as well."
Prior to her hiring, Schoolfield spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at TCU, where she was in command of the team's English division and helped the Horned Frogs during the team's 2008 Western Seat National Championship and a national runner-up finish in 2009.
Through the years, Schoolfield has trained with some of the industry greats including Peter Pletcher, Ginger Black and Ann Kurszinski. She also earned her USEF `r' judges card in 2011 and enjoys judging a great deal.
Schoolfield was a member of the Texas A&M equestrian team from 1999-2002, and was the squad captain her senior season.
She is native of Willis, Texas, and a 2002 graduate of Texas A&M with a bachelor's degree in agricultural development with an animal science emphasis. Schoolfield and her husband Clay were married in December 2008.