No. 9 TCU Closes at No. 6 Kansas State

Molly Peddicord

March 7, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas – No. 9 TCU closes its regular-season Saturday at No. 6 Kansas State, beginning at 10:00 a.m. CT inside Timbercreek Stables. 

The Horned Frogs, who are 6-5 overall and 3-2 in the Big 12, could make history this weekend. TCU currently sits atop the Big 12 Standings and with a win would capture the program’s first No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big 12 Championship.

“Our team is looking forward to traveling to Manhattan this weekend,” said TCU Director of Equestrian Haley Schoolfield. “It is our goal to be consistent and have error free rides as we begin to look down the road towards the Big 12 and NCEA Championships.” 

Follow The Horned Frogs
A full recap and final results will be available following competition on During the meet, live results will be made available at the official TCU equestrian twitter page. Fans are encouraged to follow @TCUWEquestrian.

All-Time Series
The Horned Frogs and Wildcats are set to compete for the 10th time in program history Saturday morning. The series is currently tied at 5-5 after TCU defeated K-State earlier this season, 10-9.

In 2012-13, the Frogs upended the Wildcats in Fort Worth during the regular-season, 14-6. K-State battled back though to post two-straight victories in the series, including a 10-5 decision over TCU on the opening day of the 2013 Big 12 Championship at the Animal Science Arena.

Scouting Kansas State
Kansas State comes into this weekend looking to remain undefeated at home on the year. The Wildcats, who currently are ranked No. 6 in the national poll, have won 10-straight at Timbercreek Stables, having defeated national ranked Baylor in its last outing, 11-9. The last time the Wildcats lost at home came on Sept. 28, 2012 to SMU. The two teams battled to a draw, but the Mustangs defeated K-State by scoring a 793-732 raw score.

Scouting TCU
TCU comes into Saturday's meet looking to move to 7-5 overall. The Horned Frogs, who are currently No. 9 in the national polls, will look to capitalize off their thrilling 12-8 conference victory over Oklahoma State and claim the No. 1 spot in the upcoming Big 12 Championship. 

On the Western side, Chantz Stewart has had a great spring campaign, scoring MOP accolades in contests against Baylor and Oklahoma State, respectively. The Arizona native has claimed four victories overall in Reining, while also collecting three MOP accolades in the discipline. Sophomore Shelby St. Hilaire has also stood out this spring and will look to improve to 8-1-3. Finally, Alexi Child will try and better her mark of 8-3-0 this weekend against the Wildcats.

In Horsemanship, junior Calli Rouse has led the way, capturing six wins and three MOP honors, while freshman Rylee Morgan, who has won three out of her last four, brings a 4-2-0 mark in Horsemanship into Saturday's competition.

Several student-athletes have also stepped up on the Hunt Seat side as the Frogs head into Saturday. Nicole Diamantis has excelled in Equitation on the Flat, going 6-5-0 overall, while Molly Peddicord has posted five victories in the discipline.

In Equitation over Fences, senior Caitlin Ader has won two-straight, which included an MOP ride. She will look to improve to 5-1-1 on the season. Peddicord has also shined in Fences, going 6-4-1 overall. 

Morgan Honored By Big 12 Conference
Freshman Rylee Morgan was honored Wednesday as the Big 12 Horsemanship Rider of the Month. Morgan went undefeated in conference competition during the month of February, defeating Mary Brown of Baylor and Lindsey McMullen of Oklahoma State. She opened the month going 3-0 before dropping a hard fought 70.5-66 decision to SMU’s Morgan Redwine last weekend. The Utah native currently sits at 4-2 overall and boasts a 3-1 mark in conference action. 

We Meet Again
No. 6 TCU came from behind to stun No. 4 Kansas State at Turning Point Ranch, 10-9, earlier this season. On the day, the Horned Frogs tallied two MOP's with senior Caitlin Ader and junior Calli Rouse both claiming accolades in Springtown. The Frogs outscored K-State, 1,522-1,459.5.

Up Next
The Horned Frogs will next be in action at the 2014 Big 12 Championship, beginning on Friday, March 28 in Waco.



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