Nov. 30, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. – Head coach Meghan Boenig announces the addition of Jane Sutcliff to the University of Georgia equestrian team for the 2013 season. Sutcliff will compete for the Bulldogs as a member of the Horsemanship team.
Sutcliff is a native of Milton, Ga., and is the daughter of Michael and Susan Sutcliff and trains under the guidance of Michael Colvin and Clint Ainsworth.
“I am very excited to have Jane join the University of Georgia equestrian team in the fall of 2013,” assistant coach Mary Meneely said. “Jane has been training and riding with two of the industry’s top trainers focusing intently on her Horsemanship and All-Around skill set. She is one of the top athletes in the nation, competes regularly on the AQHA national stage and has numerous AQHA World top ten placings, circuit championships, and high point awards.”
Sutcliff brings 13 years of experience to Georgia, as well as several top honors. In 2010, she earned three grand championship titles, four reserve championships and was a five-time AQHA All-Around Champion. Among her 2010 awards, she was the AQHYA Justin Rookie of the Year and National Champion, the AQHYA Congress Novice Youth Showmanship Championship and the AQHYA High Point Champion for Showmanship and Halter for the state of Georgia.
In 2011, competing in the AQHYA, she finished second in the state of Georgia in Horsemanship and third in Georgia in Trail. In 2012, she finished fourth at Congress in NYATT Showmanship and eighth in Youth Showmanship.
Outside of the ring, Sutcliff enjoys playing tennis, being involved in her church youth, volunteering, going on mission trips, playing guitar, signing and drawing. She is also attending Georgia on the HOPE Scholarship.