Nov. 28, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. – Lindsey Cheek becomes the latest rider to sign a National of Intent to ride for the University of Georgia equestrian team, it was announced by head coach Meghan Boenig. Cheek will ride as part of the Georgia Reining team. The Brunswick, Ga., native is the daughter of Guy and Robyn Cheek, both of whom are UGA alums. Lindsey has trained under many well-regarded coaches such as NRHA Reining great, Shawn Flarida, as well as Debra Jones Wright
“I am so excited to have Lindsey become a member of the University of Georgia equestrian team,” assistant coach Mary Meneely said. “Lindsey and her family bleed Red and Black so it is appropriate for her to join the team as a major force for the Bulldogs! She is a highly successful individual both in the arena and outside of the arena and is a great example of the type of athlete we look for at Georgia. Lindsey will be a huge asset to our team and I look forward to seeing her dominate!”
With over 15 years of experience, Cheek is a member of the National Reining Horse Association and was named the 2010 Youth 14-18 Champion and the 2012 Reserve Champion in the very competitive Florida Reining Horse Association. In both 2009 and 2012, Cheek was an affiliate competition qualifier in the Florida Reining Horse Association and Dixie Reining Horse Association.
Dedicated to the advancement of the sport of equestrian, Cheek is the Vice President of the Florida Reining Horse Youth Association and the Historian for the Dixie Reining Horse Youth Association.
Cheek is also focused on academics and is a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, Honor Roll and National Spanish Honor Society and was awarded the 2012 Presbyterian College Academic Achievement Award. She plans to follow in her father’s footsteps and study veterinary medicine at UGA and is excited to become a part of the growth of the UGA vet school.
Cheek is a recipient of the HOPE Scholarship and the Zell Miller Scholarship and is involved in the Future Business Leaders of America, her church youth group and is the historian for the Distributive Education Clubs of America.