Nov. 21, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia equestrian head coach Meghan Boenig has announced that Kyndall Harper of St. Augustine, Fla., has signed with the Georgia equestrian team. Harper will join the team for the 2014-14 season. Harper is the daughter of Donald Harper and Becky Burney and has one sister, Ashlyn.
“Georgia continues to attract the top equestrian athletes in the world, and today is no exception as USEF Gold Reining Medalist and two-time World Champion Kyndall Harper signs with the Bulldogs,” Associate Head Coach Mary Meneely said. “I am so excited that Kyndall is joining the Georgia equestrian team. From the moment I first saw Kyndall compete, I knew that Georgia was the place for her. She is aggressive and very competitive, which will aid in her continued success at the collegiate level. Kyndall’s academics are in line with her athletics, as she is successful in that area of her life as well. Kyndall sets high goals and has accomplished so much in her career so far. She is the type of athletes that will excel at Georgia and I can’t wait to have her on board next fall.”
Harper comes to Georgia as the 2010 United Stated Equestrian Federation Gold Medalist and a two-time National Reining Horse Association World Champion. She also was named the 2008, 2009 and 2013 Congress Reserve Champion. In 2012, Harper was the Carolina Classic Non-Pro Derby Level 4 Champion and the ABI Levels 2, 3 and 4 Champion.
A National Reining Breeders Classic Non-Pro Derby Finalist, Harper was also multiple-winner of the Florida Reining Horse Association Year-End Championship. In 2008, she won the title in Rookie and Youth 13 and Under before taking home the honor in 2010 in Youth 13 and Under. In 2010, Harper was the Year-End Champion in Limited Non-Pro, as well as the Reserve Champion in Youth 13 and Under. In 2011, she was the Year-End Champion in Limited Non-Pro and Intermediate Non-Pro, before taking home championship honors in 2013 in Non-Pro.
Harper also owns multiple FRHA Affliate Championships and Southeast Reining Championships.