No. 3 Georgia Equestrian Travels to No. 1 Auburn Saturday
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Feb. 16, 2012

ATHENS, Ga. – The third-ranked University of Georgia equestrian team will travel to Auburn, Ala., on Saturday to take on the No. 1 Auburn Tigers. The competition will mark the second time this season that the two teams have squared off. Georgia (7-1) won the first meeting 10-8, handing Auburn (7-1) its first and only loss of the season. The competition, originally scheduled for 2 p.m., will now begin at 9 a.m.

“We are preparing for this meet like it is a championship, because I know that Auburn will ride at a championship level,” head coach Meghan Boenig said. “This meet will be exciting because these are two of the top ranked teams in the country and are great rivals. We are pleased with where we are in the season and are ready to take them on.”

Leading the way for Georgia’s hunt seat team is junior Carly Anthony. The Redmond, Wash., native has eight MVPs to her name this season to go along with a 13-2 record. Anthony has swept MVP honors in two meets this season, including Georgia’s win over Auburn. Michelle Morris has shined in equitation over fences, posting a 6-2 record.

In the last meeting between the teams, the Bulldogs used a dominant performance by the reining team, which defeated the Tigers 4-1. Becca Haaland, Kelly Truesdell, Samantha Belcher and McKenzie Lantz each scored a winning ride for Georgia. Haaland and Belcher lead the reiners, with records of 6-2 and 6-1, respectively.

Megan Hawkins has proven to be a strong rider for the horsemanship team, riding to a record of 7-1 with a pair of MVPs. Katelyn Van Allen follows with a 4-2 record.

Lineups
Equitation Over Fences
Carly Anthony, Junior
Kylee Arbuckle, Freshman
Olivia Dorey, Sophomore
Michelle Morris, Senior
Abby O'Mara, Sophomore
Isabel Jolicoeur, Sophomore
Grace Rogers, Junior

Equitation on the Flat
Carly Anthony, Junior
Kylee Arbuckle, Freshman
Melanie Carraway, Junior
Michelle Morris, Senior
Grace Rogers, Junior
Olivia Dorey, Sophomore
Caitlyn Francis, Sophomore

Reining
Samantha Belcher, Freshman
Becca Haaland, Junior
McKenzie Lantz, Sophomore
Lauren Tieche, Freshman
Kelly Truesdell, Senior
Morgan Collins, Sophomore
Jackie Hoyt, Sophomore

Horsemanship
Megan Hawkins, Junior
Sara Parr, Freshman
Maria Salazar, Junior
Paige Stawicki, Freshman
Katelyn Van Allen, Senior
Sarah Gravely, Senior
Morgan Justiss, Freshman

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