TCU Equestrian Opens Season Friday
Sept. 14, 2016
FORT WORTH, Texas – Fresh off a national runner-up performance a year ago, the TCU equestrian program will open its 2016-17 campaign Friday afternoon against Texas Tech and North Central Texas College at Turning Point Ranch.
Competition is slated to begin at approximately 1:00 p.m. CT in Springtown, Texas. Friday’s season-opening meet will showcase the Western program taking on the Lions, while Hunt Seat will battle the Red Raiders.
“We are thrilled to kick off our season by hosting Texas Tech and NCTC on Friday,” said TCU Director of Equestrian Haley Schoolfield, who was named the 2016 NCEA National Coach of the Year. “This will be a great way for our human and equine athletes to get back into the swing of competition. This year’s team is really starting to take shape and we are looking forward to putting our training to the test on Friday afternoon.”
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Omand was named an NCEA Honorable Mention All-American last season, riding to a 9-5-0 overall record on the Flat with one MOP during the regular-season. She will play a major role in the Purple and White’s success this year.
Also returning is junior Carley Barnett and senior Kari Hancock. Barnett should push for national recognition this fall after gathering 10 wins in Equitation over Fences a year ago, while Hancock will look to return to the form that saw her capture All-America status during her sophomore campaign.
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Leading the way for TCU this season will once again be Megan McMullen who should push for her second-straight First-Team All-America honor in her final season in a Horned Frog uniform after being named the 2016 Most Outstanding Player at nationals in Horsemanship a year ago. The senior is coming off a year in which she captured 14 wins in Horsemanship, including a 6-0 mark in post-season action.
Not to be outdone, Rylee Morgan was just as dominate in the discipline as she captured All-Championship team accolades in Waco after riding to nine wins on the season.
Look for three proven riders in Brooke Boyle, Meloney Morris and Marah Huston to also take a positive step forward this season after solid 2015-16 campaigns. Boyle claimed seven wins in Reining a year ago, while Morris captured 10 wins in Reining. Huston closed last season on a hot streak, riding to a 4-1 post-season mark and could play a pivotal role in the Horned Frogs lineup this fall.
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