TCU Signs California Standout Matheus
May 7, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU Hunt Seat head coach Logan Fiorentino announced the signing of Ashlyn Matheus Tuesday afternoon.
"I'm very excited to have Ashlyn joining the team this next season," said Fiorentino. "She has tremendous ability to get along with different types of horses. She is able to get the most out of every ride, while giving the horse confidence. It is exciting to have an EAP finalist joining the program. The experience she gained throughout the training process in invaluable. Ashlyn is the complete package and what we look for in a Horned Frog. She is a top student, rider and has a passion for TCU."
A California native, Matheus comes to TCU from West Ranch High School where she will graduate the top of her class as a member of the National Honors Society. She brings a wealth of experience with her to Fort Worth as she recently placed in the top-four at the prestigious USHJA's National EAP Finals.
Matheus, who has been admitted into the John V. Roach Honors College at TCU, qualified for the Hunterdon Medal during the 2012 campaign and also finished in the top-10 out of 51 riders at the CPHA Jr. Equitation Medal Final. She has claimed numerous awards and honors during her young career, including championship accolades in USEF, USHJA, PCHA and Zone 10. Matheus has qualified and competed in the Junior Hunters at Pennsylvania National, Washington International and The National Horse Show.
In 2012, Matheus placed third overall at the West Coast Jr. Hunter Finals, which followed a championship performance in 2010 in the 15 and under division. She will don the Purple and White next fall after wrapping-up competition in the top-four of the 4' International Hunter Derbies, which features some of the west coast's top-professionals.
Matheus, who has trained with Peter Lombardo of Frontier Farms and William Cooney, is a member of the USEF High School Equestrian Program and a Jr. Ambassador for Just World International. She plans to major in Biology and continue through graduate school to study veterinary medicine.