Equestrian Recaps

Equestrian Recaps

NM State vs. Texas A&M Equestrian Photos

NM State vs. Texas A&M Equestrian Photos

Aggie Equestrian Ends Season At VENC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

WACO, TX - The New Mexico State equestrian team ended its 2010-11 season on Thursday, after both the Hunter Seat and Western teams both fell in the opening round of the 2011 Varsity Equestrian National Championships, in Waco, Texas, at the Extraco Events Center.

The No. 12 seed Hunter Seat team took on No. 5 seed Texas A&M, falling 7-1, while the Western team, the No. 9 seed was tripped up by the No. 8 seed Baylor, 1-6-1.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Equestrian Western Team Knocks Off No. 4 Oklahoma State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The NM State Equestrian team defeated Oklahoma State, Saturday afternoon at the NM State Equestrian Center, 6-4. This was a Western only competition. The Aggies took the Horsemanship event and the Reining event, 3-2.

“I thought the ladies rode with confidence and purpose today,” assistant coach, Robin Morris said. “We stepped up as a team a rode the way we needed too. I think Christina (Keyes) really benefited from the experience she gained last semester and it showed today. I expected a lot of good things out of her this spring. Chelsea (Campbell) is a very unique rider in the fact that she can ride in both Horsemanship and Reining and excel in each discipline. I thought she had a tremendous day for us and I look forward to watching her this spring.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Equestrian Photos

NM State Equestrian Photos

McReynolds Takes Second At Varsity Equestrian National Championships

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

Rebecca McReynoldsWACO, TX – Sophomores Rebecca McReynolds and Chelsae Keyes wrapped up competition at the 2010 Varsity Equestrian National Championships this weekend in Waco, Texas at the Heart O’ Texas Fair Complex. McReynolds took second-place in the individual Reining competition, falling by just a half-a-point to Texas A&M’s Maggie Gratny, 133-132.5.

"Rebecca did a tremendous job throughout the entire individual competition and today's championship round was no exception," head coach Andrea Hanson said. "She was a great competitior this weekend and put NM State on the map. Rebecca is a great rider and student-athlete and is everything we look for in a competitor."

"Chelsae and myself started the weekend out with solid rides and wonderful support from our teammates," McReynolds said. "It was honor to compete in the individual competition and represent my team and the university. I thank my teammates and coaches for all their support this weekend."

Both McReynolds and Keyes accomplished something that has never happened in program history, as Keyes became the first Hunter Seat rider to compete in the individual competition, while McReynolds is the first NM State rider to make the championship round.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. Fresno State Equestrian Photos

NM State vs. Fresno State Equestrian Photos

Aggie Equestrian Defeats Fresno State 11-7

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Equestrian team got back on the winning track Saturday afternoon with an 11-7 win over Fresno State at the NM State Equestrian Center. The Aggies improve to 5-4 on the season.

The Hunter Seat team beat the Bulldogs 5-4, while the Western team handled Fresno State 6-3.

In the Hunter Seat competition, Jennifer Friend, Chelsae Keyes and Marisa Bernal led the Aggies in the Equitation on the Flat. Friend would earn MVP honors after beating Jessica Kissell, 82 to 79. Friend improves to 2-6 on the season and earns her first MVP honor of the year. Keyes defeated Lanie Madrazo, 82 to 75, moving to 7-2 on the season, while Bernal improved to 4-4 on the year in Equitation on the Flat with a win over Caitlin Marshall, 76 to 75.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State Equestrian Beats TCU

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State equestrian team defeated TCU, 13-6, at the NM State Equestrian Center Saturday, Oct. 24. The Aggies are now 2-1 on the season and 2-0 at home in 2009-10.

"The experience we gained last year as a hunt seat team is evident this season.  Many of our sophomore riders are having a stellar year including Marisa Bernal who remains undefeated in both the Equitation over Fences and on the flat.  On another note, our freshmen and transfers are proving to be outstanding riders as well.  Samantha Stephens a freshman from the Dallas area now has two wins and two MVP in her first two competitions of the season."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. TCU Equestrian Photos

NM State vs. TCU Equestrian Photos

NM State vs. Oklahoma State Equestrian Photos

NM State vs. Oklahoma State Equestrian Photos