Haley Schoolfield

Haley  Schoolfield

Position:
Director of Equestrian | 4th Season

Alma Mater:
Texas A&M | 2002, TCU | 2017


11/02/2016

No. 7 TCU Takes On No. 8 Oklahoma State

Start time is set for 10:00 a.m. in Springtown.

09/23/2016

No. 3 TCU Falls to No. 7 SMU, 9-8

TCU claimed three MOP accolades Friday afternoon.

09/20/2016

No. 3 TCU Set For No. 7 SMU Friday

Start time is set for 10:00 a.m. CT in Springtown.

09/16/2016

TCU Wins Season-Opener Friday

TCU posted a 4-1 decision in Horsemanship Friday afternoon.

09/14/2016

TCU Equestrian Opens Season Friday

The Horned Frogs will host Texas Tech and North Central Texas College Friday.

02/11/2017

Senior Day against Fresno State

The ladies of No. 10 TCU Equestrian faced the No. 5 Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday

Contact Information
Email: h.schoolfield@tcu.edu

Haley Schoolfield was named TCU's Director of Equestrian on June 19, 2013.

Schoolfield was named President of the NCEA in May 2017 and will hold the position until May 2019.

During the 2016-17 season, Schoolfield led the Frogs to the NCEA National Championships for the fourth time. Two Hunt Seat riders earned Rider of the Month accolades from the NCEA, and six student-athletes were named Academic All-Americans while five more were named to the Honor Roll. Kari Hancock, a First Team NCEA Academic All-American, also earned the title of Elite Equestrian and was awarded the prestigious Postgraduate Scholarship from the NCAA. On the conference side, Schoolfield helped two equestrians earn the title Rider of the Year from the Big 12 as well as five more as Rider of the Month. Two equestrians were named MOPs of the Big 12 Championship, six were named Academic All-Big 12, and three were named All-Big 12 in their respective disciplines. Kari Hancock was also awarded the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award from the Big 12 and was a Big 12 Champion for Life. On top of the success of her student-athletes, the Frogs also had a horse ranked as a Top Horse by the NCEA following the conclusion of the season.

In 2015-16, Schoolfield was named the National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Coach of the Year. She guided the Horned Frogs to the program's first National Championship Runner-Up performance at the 2016 NCEA National Championships in Waco. The Horned Frogs made NCEA history by becoming the lowest seed ever to advance to the finals under the current format. In the end, the Frogs became the first Big 12 Conference team to compete in the finals against an SEC foe. Individually, Schoolfield helped six student-athletes earn All-Championship accolades, while Megan McMullen was named Most Outstanding Player in Horsemanship at nationals. TCU had four student-athletes earn NCEA All-America accolades this season, including junior Molly Peddicord who claimed All-America honors in two disciplines. The program also had two Big 12 Conference Riders of the Year and four all-conference selections in 2015-16.

Outside the show ring, Schoolfield had seven student-athletes honored as part of the prestigious 2016 Beval Saddlery Academic Team, including two first-team honorees. The Purple and White also had 12 student-athletes named to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Equestrian Team, while the Frogs had two horses wrap-up the season ranked in the top-10 horses nationally.

The 2014-15 campaign saw the program rise to new heights as TCU climbed to high as No. 2 in the national rankings, the highest ranking in school history. During the course of the season, the Frogs under Schoolfield's watch earned six All-America honors, which tied for the most All-America awards in a single-season in school history. TCU also had six student-athletes earn all-conference accolades throughout the season while garnering the Big 12 Reining Rider of the Year and the Big 12 Most Outstanding Performer honoree at the 2015 Big 12 Championship. Not to be outdone, the Frogs also once again excelled in the classroom, placing five first-team honorees on the prestigious Beval Saddlery Academic Team and once again capturing Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors for a third-straight season.

In her first year at the helm, Schoolfield made school history becoming the first TCU head coach to be named Big 12 Coach of the Year. Schoolfield led the Horned Frogs to a 3-3 conference mark during the 2013-14 season, garnering victories over Baylor, Kansas State and Oklahoma State.

By being honored as the 2014 Big 12 Coach of the Year, Schoolfield became the first TCU head coach to receive Coach of the Year accolades in the Big 12 Conference. Not only did her student-athletes shine in the show ring this past season with both Alexi Child and Shelby St. Hilaire earning NCEA All-America accolades, but also in the classroom as seven student-athletes were awarded Academic All-America recognition by the NCEA, including Child who was also named Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Schoolfield, previously head equestrian coach at SMU for four years (2009-13), oversees the Horned Frogs' Hunt Seat and Western disciplines as Director.

Prior to taking over the SMU program, Schoolfield was an assistant coach for two years (2007-09) at TCU. She was in charge of the Hunt Seat division.

In Schoolfield's first year at TCU, which marked just the second year of the equestrian program, the Horned Frogs won the 2008 Western National Championship. TCU's Western squad was also the 2009 National Runner-Up.

A native of Willis, Texas, Schoolfield is a 2002 Texas A&M graduate with a bachelor's degree in agricultural development with an animal science emphasis. A four-year letter-winner for the Aggies, Schoolfield competed on the English side. She was a team captain her senior year and won the Open Flat at the 2001 California Spring Classic. Schoolfield is now officially a Horned Frog after earning her masters in education in December 2017.

Schoolfield has trained through the years with some of the industry greats, including Peter Pletcher, Ginger Black and Ann Kurszinski. She also earned her USEF 'r' judges card in 2011. Schoolfield is a USHJA Certified Trainer as well, earning her certification in 2012.

Schoolfield and her husband, Clay, were married in December 2008.

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