TCU Ready for Scrimmage Saturday Morning
Sept. 18, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU equestrian program is set to open its 2013-14 campaign Saturday with the first annual Purple and White Scrimmage at Turning Point Ranch. Start time is set for 10 a.m. CT from Springtown.
"We are very much looking forward to the Purple and White Scrimmage on Saturday," said director of equestrian Haley Schoolfield. "It is a wonderful opportunity for our student-athletes to get into the arena and feel the pressure of an NCEA meet. This will be a great time to see where our strengths lie and what areas we need to improve on. Our student-athletes have been preparing diligently and are excited to kick off the season."
The Horned Frogs, who return a majority of their starters from a year ago, will open both their season and conference play on Saturday, Oct. 5 against Baylor at Turning Point Ranch. Action will begin at approximately 11:00 a.m. CT.
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Leading the way for TCU this season will be Alexi Child who earned all-conference accolades a year ago, while also claiming NCEA Second-Team All-America recognition. The Oregon native went 10-5-0 overall in Reining. Sophomore Erin Gillette also returns after having one of the most successful freshman campaigns in school history. She rode to a 10-5 overall mark in Horsemanship with two MOP awards last season, but more importantly went 4-2 during league play.
Look for Katelyn Gray and sophomore Chantz Stewart to also play big factors on the outcome of the 2013-14 season for the Purple and White. Gray was the third Frog in program history to earn All-America recognition in Reining after going 8-7-0 overall, including 3-3 in league play during the course of last season. She also went 6-6 overall in Horsemanship during the year, while collecting two MOP accolades. Stewart had a solid first year on campus, going 6-6 overall in Reining with one MOP accolade. She also picked up Big 12 Reining Rider of the Month accolades during last October.