TCU Equestrian Adds Texas Standout Wednesday

June 4, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU equestrian program announced the addition of Carley Barnett Wednesday afternoon.

"We cannot wait to have Carley join the team next season," said Hunt Seat Head Coach Logan Fiorentino. "She has had a great show season and has really shined throughout the past several months. Her experience in all three rings will be a benefit to the team. Carley is very dedicated and isn't afraid to work hard to achieve her goals.  She will fit in great on our team."

Barnett brings a championship pedigree with her to Fort Worth as she recently qualified for the prestigious National Junior Hunter Championship, Hunterdon Cup and Devon Horse Show & Country Fair in Small Junior Hunter 16-17, and Junior Jumpers.

The Pilot Point native, who received Open Water Certification at the North American Junior & Young Rider Championships in Kentucky, was crowned Champion Junior Hunters at the Pin Oak 1 Charity Horse Show. She recently received the Jimmy Waterman Perpetual Trophy, which is awarded to the High Point Junior Hunter Rider at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Shows (1 & 2). 

Barnett, who won at the SJHF Junior/AO Jumper Classic Gulf Coast Magnolia Classic III, captured Zone 7 and THJA Horse of the Year accolades in the Small Junior Hunters. She was also picked up Zone 7 and THJA Reserve Champion honors in Low Junior Jumpers, and finished eighth overall at the National Junior Hunter Championship in the Small Junior Hunter 16-17 division in Saugerties, N.Y.

A top-10 finisher in the United States at the USEF Small Junior Hunter 16-17 division, Barnett won championship accolades in Small Junior Hunters and at the Zone Finals, while also garnering Reserve Champion recognition in Low Junior Jumpers at Pin Oak in Katy. She also won the Junior Hunter Classic and placed second at both the Low Junior Jumper Classic and WIHS Hunter, respectively. 

Finally, she won the Junior Hunter Classic, Junior Jumper Classic and Maclay at the Mid South Classic Horse Show in Brownland Farm, while claiming multiple equitation classes including the Maclay, WIHS and USEF Talent Search as a catch rider.



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