No. 1 Georgia Travels West for Three Meets
Kylee Arbuckle


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March 8, 2012

ATHENS, Ga. – The No. 1 University of Georgia equestrian team looks to extend its nine-meet win strike alive as travels west this week as it takes on a trio of ranked teams from Southern Methodist, TCU and Oklahoma State. On Friday, Georgia (10-1) will take on No. 9 SMU in a hunt seat only competition, while also competing against No. 10 TCU. The team will face fourth-ranked Oklahoma State on Saturday.

“We are really excited for these road tests,” head coach Meghan Boenig said. “This is great practice for postseason because we are seeing a lot of different patterns and riding a lot of different horses. I am particularly excited to visit Oklahoma State, because we haven’t had the chance to visit there much in the past 10 seasons. This weekend will be a challenge, especially on Friday when we have two meets in one day. This is the right time in the season to have these challenges. We have great practices these last few weeks, so I know we will be prepared.”

“We are bring some season riders, as well as some riders who don’t have as much competition experience,” assistant coach Lisa Anderson added.  “Every time we ride, we get a little better, whether that be in competition or in practice. I am really looking forward to this trip.”

Georgia’s hunt seat team is led by junior Carly Anthony, who owns a 9-1 record in equitation on the flat and an 8-3 mark in equitation over fences. The Redmond, Wash., native also has 10 MVPs on the season. Michelle Morris has also had a strong season to date, owning a 7-3 record in equitation on the flat and an 8-2 record over fences. Olivia Dorey has collected six wins this season in equitation over fences.

On the western side, National Collegiate Equestrian Association February Rider of the Month Megan Hawkins paces the horsemanship team. Hawkins is having an outstanding season, owning a 10-1 record and 4 MVPs. Maria Salazar and Paige Stawicki have combined for 12 wins and two MVP honors. The Georgia reiners are led by Becca Haaland and Kelly Truesdell, who each own an 8-3 record and have combined for four MVPs.

“Traveling to Texas and Oklahoma is always a highlight, especially for our western riders, because many riders come out of the area,” assistant coach Mary Meneely said. “We are up to the challenge of going against some top schools, especially this late in the season.”

For live scoring, please follow the UGA equestrian Twitter at @UGAEquestrian.


Lineups 
SMU
Equitation Over Fences

Carly Anthony, Junior
Olivia Dorey, Sophomore
Michelle Morris, Senior
Megan Southam, Freshman
Emily van der Walde, Freshman
Kylee Arbuckle, Freshman

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

TCU
Equitation Over Fences
Carly Anthony, Junior
Kylee Arbuckle, Freshman
Olivia Dorey, Sophomore
Isabel Jolicoeur, Sophomore
Michelle Morris, Senior
Megan Southam, Freshman

Equitation on the Flat
Carly Anthony, Junior
Melanie Carraway, Junior
Olivia Dorey, Sophomore
Michelle Morris, Senior
Megan Southam, Freshman
Grace Rogers, Junior

Horsemanship
Megan Hawkins, Junior
Sara Parr, Freshman
Maria Salazar, Junior
Paige Stawicki, Freshman
Katelyn Van Allen, Senior
Anna Sasser, Sophomore

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

Oklahoma State
Equitation Over Fences

Carly Anthony, Junior
Kylee Arbuckle, Freshman
Olivia Dorey, Sophomore
Isabel Jolicoeur, Sophomore
Michelle Morris, Senior
Megan Southam, Freshman
Emily van der Walde, Sophomore
Grace Rogers, Junior

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

Horsemanship
Megan Hawkins, Junior
Sara Parr, Freshman
Maria Salazar, Junior
Anna Sasser, Sophomore
Paige Stawicki, Fresman
Katelyn Van Allen, Senior
Morgan Justiss, Freshman
Honey Beth Campbell, Sophomore

Reining
Sami Belcher, Freshman
Morgan Collins, Sophomore
Becca Haaland, Junior
McKenzie Lantz, Sophomore
Kelly Truesdell, Senior
Lauren Tieche, Freshman
Megan Hawkins, Junior
Honey Beth Campbell, Sophomore

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