TCU claimed three MOP accolades Friday afternoon.
Start time is set for 10:00 a.m. CT in Springtown.
TCU posted a 4-1 decision in Horsemanship Friday afternoon.
The Horned Frogs will host Texas Tech and North Central Texas College Friday.
Haley Schoolfield was named the NCEA Coach of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
Schoolfield, previously head equestrian coach at SMU for four years (2009-13), oversees the Horned Frogs' Hunt Seat and Western disciplines.
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, who is a USHJA Certified Trainer and earned her certification in 2012, is a 2002 Texas A&M graduate with a bachelor's degree in agricultural development with an animal science emphasis.
A four-year letterwinner for the Aggies, Schoolfield competed in the English division. She was a team captain her senior year and won the Open Flat at the 2001 California Spring Classic.
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.
Prior to entering the coaching field, Schoolfield worked for Sienna Stables in Houston as the Senior Hunter/Jumper trainer. While at Sienna, she continued to compete on the "A" show level and won numerous local, state and national awards, including a Perpetual Award for the Low Hunter Division in 2007.
Schoolfield and her husband, Clay, were married in December 2008.
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