Feb. 20, 2014
FRESNO, Calif. – In the midst of its tightest block of scheduling this season, the SMU equestrian team will continue its stretch of four competitions in two weeks, when the program heads to Fresno, Calif., to take on Fresno State on Friday and Baylor or Saturday.
Sophomore Schaefer Raposa leads the Mustangs over fences with an 8-2 record and four MOP rides over fences this season. Freshman Sylvia de Toledo is 7-3 in 2013-14, with three MOP rides of her own. Senior Julianna Fischer is 5-4 with an MOP ride. In flat, the Mustangs are led by a 5-4-1 mark from sophomore Mary Abbruzzese. Freshman Charlotte Jacobs is perfect in three appearances on flat, with one MOP honor.
Freshman Hannah McCain has split her 10 horsemanship decisions, winning each of her first four and earning two MOPs. Classmate Jaclyn White is 2-2-1 in her last five rides. On the reining side, junior Courtney Line is 3-4-1, and is 3-1-1 in her last five. Freshman Morgan Redwine is 4-4-2 in reining this fall, going 2-2-2 in her last six.
Redwine turned in her first career MOP in horsemanship in the Mustangs’ 11-7 setback on Feb. 15. Juniors Greer Hindle and Emma Roberts picked up the lone flat points for the Mustangs last time out. Roberts completed her first career double with a fences win as well. White and freshman Hannah McCain inked reining points for the Mustangs at New Mexico State.
The Mustangs will host TCU on Saturday, March 1, the program’s final home competition of the season. That competition will also be a “Red Out” for Women’s Heart Disease Awareness/American Heart Association (AHA). AHA pins will be for sale, and proceeds will go to AHA.