Aggie Equestrian Defeats South Dakota State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

FRESNO, CA - The New Mexico State equestrian team handled South Dakota State, Saturday morning, winning 9-4. NM State earned three most outstanding riders on the day. The Aggies move to 4-7 on the season.

The Western team won 6-1, while the Hunter Seat team came up just short, falling 4-3.

In Equitation on the Flat, Laura Bostwick was named MOP, beating Megan Violand, 73-64. In Equitation over Fences, Emily McConnell earned MOP honors with a win over Jordan Goodall, 83-75. Bostwick earned her second win of the day by defeating Santana Wright, 81-73.

The Horsemanship team swept the event 3-0-1, as Courtney Cruse was named MOP after beating Hillary Bassinger, 73-69. Lauren DeVoe handled Shelby Webb, 72.5-0, as Megan Gould earned the third point for the Aggies with a 72.5-70 win over Kelsey Champagne.

In Reining, The Aggies won 3-1, as Brynn Larson beat Jana Balser, 65.5-65, while Marissa Bartmann defeated Ravienne Scott, 71.5-68.5. Tara Wilson rounded out the Aggies competitors with a 69-68.5 win over Danielle Baker.

The Aggies will be back in action March 22-23, in Martin, Tenn., to take on Tennessee-Martin, Fresno State, South Dakota State and South Carolina.