Aug. 6, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. - University of Georgia equestrian head coach Meghan Boenig has announced the 2014-15 schedule. The schedule includes 12 regular-season competitions, including six against Southeastern Conference teams. The schedule also includes a pair of scrimmages, including one against Alabama.
Fans will have the opportunity to get their first glimpse of the 2014-15 team on September 19 when it hosts the annual Red and Black Scrimmage at the UGA Equestrian Complex in Bishop, Ga. The meet is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Following the scrimmage, the team will receive its 2014 National Championship rings. The team will also be recognized on the field at halftime of the football game against Troy the following day.
The Bulldogs kick off the regular season on October 3 when they travel to Blythewood, S.C., to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks at 4 p.m., in a rematch of both the NCEA National Championship and the SEC Championship. The Bulldogs and Gamecocks faced off four times last season, splitting the series 2-2. Three of the four meets came down to raw score, with Georgia taking two of those, including the NCEA National Championship.
Georgia will host its second scrimmage of the year on October 17 when it welcomes Alabama to Bishop, Ga. The scrimmage is set for a 4 p.m., start.
Georgia will step out of conference action on October 24 at 11 a.m., when it travels to Waco, Texas to take on the Baylor Bears. Georgia took an 8-7 win over the Bears in the last meeting between the two teams at the NCEA National Championship last year.
The road swing continues on October 25 when Georgia makes the trip to Dallas, Texas for a matchup at SMU. It will be the first meeting between Georgia and SMU since the 2011-12 season when the Bulldogs took home a 7-3 win in a Hunt Seat only competition.
The Bulldogs will open their home season on November 14 with a 1 p.m., match against SEC rival Auburn. Georgia went 2-1 against Auburn last season, including a 12-8 win in the first round of the SEC Championship.
The following week, Georgia will close out the fall portion of the schedule when it travels to College Station, Texas to take on Texas A&M on November 22 at 12 p.m. Georgia went 2-0 against the Aggies last season, taking both meetings by a score of 10-9.
The schedule resumes January 30-31 when the squad heads to Martin, Tenn., for a tri-meet with UT-Martin and Kansas State. Georgia went a combined 1-1 against the two teams last season, dropping a decision to Kansas State before defeating UT-Martin.
The Bulldogs return to the UGA Equestrian Complex on February 7 at 10 a.m., when they host South Carolina in the final regular-season match between the two teams of the season. Later in the afternoon on February 7, South Carolina will take on Delaware State in Bishop, Ga. Georgia will face Delaware State the following day, February 8, at 10 a.m.
Georgia will spend Valentine's Day in Auburn, Ala., when it takes on the Auburn Tigers at 2 p.m.
The home schedule concludes on February 28 when Georgia hosts Texas A&M at 1 p.m., in the final SEC meet of the season.
Georgia concludes the regular season March 6-7 when it travels to Fresno, Calif., for a pair of meets against Fresno State and TCU. Georgia faced both of the teams last year, going 2-0 in the meets.
The postseason begins March 27-28 when the Bulldogs will head to College Station, Texas in search of their first SEC Title. Championship season continues April 16-18 in Waco, Texas as Georgia will look to repeat at NCEA Champions.