TCU Equestrian Rounds Out Signing Class

April 21, 2017

FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU Director of Equestrian Haley Schoolfield announced the signing of three student-athletes to letters of intent on Friday.

"Janelle, Josie and Mackenzie round out a very strong and balanced signing class for us," said Schoolfield. "Pairing these athletes with our fall signees will make an outstanding freshman class that we are certain will positively impact the team both in and out of the arena."

Signing with the Horned Frogs are Janelle Henningsen, Josie Ferrante and Mackenzie Preston.

Janelle Henningsen, a Hunt Seat rider from Centennial, Colo., will ride for the Frogs next year in her freshman season after qualifying and competing at the ASPCA Maclay Regionals, USEF Medal Finals, as well as earning top placing at the HITS Coachella circuit in the USEF Talent Search Class. She also earned the Champion title at the Colorado National Junior Medal Finals.

"I am so excited to welcome Janelle to the TCU Equestrian family," said Hunt Seat head coach Logan Fiorentino. "She has an impressive resume both athletically and academically and will add a great energy to our freshman class. I look forward to her arrival!"

Josie Ferrante comes to Fort Worth as a Reiner from Somis, Calif. She is the 2016 California High School Rodeo Association State Finals Reining Champion, the NRCHA Stakes Youth Bridle Reserve Champion, a four-time World Show Qualifier and a two-time NHSRA Finals Qualifier. She will graduate from Newbury Park High School to study here at TCU to be come a veterinarian. She has an impressive list of hobbies and a clear plan of what she wants to accomplish at TCU.

"I'm excited about Josie joining us this fall," said Western head coach Melissa Dukes. "She's a very talented young lady who will be a great addition to the team! Welcome!"

Mackenzie Preston rounds out this talented signing class, joining TCU as a rider in Reining and Horsemanship from Kent, Wash. She will don the Purple and White after coming in third at the Washington Reining Horse Association Level 4 Non-Pro Derby, tying for Rookie Level 1 Champion 2016 Low Roller, and winning at multiple 14-18 class shows around her hometown. The Kentwood High School soon-to-be graduate plans to study Psychology at TCU and would like to become an obstetrician or a pediatric doctor someday.

"I'm looking forward to Mackenzie joining our team this fall," said coach Dukes. "She is very talented inside and outside of the ring! Welcome!"

Henningsen, Ferrante and Preston will join eight other student-athletes as the newest TCU equestrian signing class, arriving to campus in August. Signing with the Frogs in late November of 2016 was Adrianna Adams, Abigail Albrecht, Alexandria Beneson, Mary Camp, Tessa Lindberg, Lucie Lundquist, Elizabeth McKim and Raegan Rast.



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