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Varsity Equestrian National Team Champions 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010

VENC Reserve Champs 2005

National Individual Champions Sarah Locker 2008 Reining Haylie Jayne 2009 Fences Michelle Morris 2010 Flat Emma Lipman 2010 Fences

Southern Equestrian Champions 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

All-Time Dual-Meet Record: 63-10 All-Time Dual-Meet Record at Home: 37-1

2010-2011 MEDIA GUIDE


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Southern Equestrian Champions 2003, 2005 2006, 2007 2008, 2009

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UGA Quick Facts

Head Coach Meghan Boenig.................... 4 Logan Fiorentino, Mary Meneely............... 5 Key Support Staff...................................... 6

7-8.......... About Equestrian Dual-Meet Format..................................... 7 Key Equestrian Terms............................... 8 UGA Equestrian Complex......................... 9

9-26...........Team Personnel

2010-11 Roster.......................................... 9 Alexander — Ashley................................ 10 Baker — K. Brown....................................11 M. Brown — Collins................................. 12

27-30........ Program History

2010 Season Review.............................. 27 2010 Dual-Meet Results..................... 27-28 Program History................................. 29-30 All-Time Letterwinners............................. 30

2010-11 Georgia Captains

(L-R): Hannah Dyer, Kacy Jenkins and Katie Brown

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Athletic Director: Greg McGarity (Georgia ‘76) Exec. Associate Director: Frank Crumley (Georgia ‘88) Sr. Associate Director: Carla Williams (Georgia ‘89) Associate ADs: Claude Felton (Georgia ‘70) Arthur Johnson (Georgia ‘95) Craig White (Missouri ‘88) Alan Thomas (Kentucky ‘92) Assistant ADs: Eric Baumgartner (Va. Tech ‘95) Matt Brachowski (Missouri ‘85) Glada Horvat (Georgia ‘82) Charles Whittemore (Georgia ‘70)

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Conroy — Dyer........................................ 13 Eidson — Gravely................................... 14 Grebel — Haskins................................... 15 Haspel — Jenkins................................... 16 Johnson — Lantz.................................... 17 Maloney — Nixon.................................... 18 O’Mara — A. Rogers................................. 19 G. Rogers — Shamon............................. 20 Skoglund — St. Hilaire............................ 21 Stefanski — Truesdell............................. 22 Upton — Yeager...................................... 23 UGA Horses....................................... 24-26

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UGA EQUESTRIAN PROGRAM

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Head Coach: Meghan Boenig (Berry ‘99) Asst. Coach: Logan Fiorentino (Georgia ‘06) Asst. Coach: Mary Meneely (Belford ‘09) Farm Manager: Amber Bradley Barn Manager: Rachel Garrison (Wesleyan ‘04) Facility Coordinator: Bill Dover Facility Coordinator: Eric White Equestrian Admin. Secretary: Jennifer Futter Equestrian Telephone: (706)-542-5817 Program Highlights: Varsity Equestrian National Champions: 2003-04-08-09-10. VENC Reserve Champs, 2005. Southern Equestrian Champions: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009. 2009-10 Highlights: VENC national champions. 12-2 in regular season.

UGA SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS

Sports Communications Director: Claude Felton Equestrian Contact: Tim Hix SCD Mailing Adress: P.O. Box 1472; Athens, GA 30603 SCD Telephone: (706)542-1621 Hix Email: thix@sports.uga.edu

For complete and current information on UGA Equestrian and all of Georgia athletics, log on to www.georgiadogs.com.

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UGA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Preview for 2010-11 Season.................. 2-3

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Location: Athens, Georgia Founded: 1785 Enrollment: 33,878 Nickname: Bulldogs Conference: Southeastern Colors: Red & Black President: Dr. Michael Adams (Lipscomb ‘70) Faculty Chairman: Prof. David Shipley (Oberlin ‘72) Home Facility: Georgia Equestrian Complex 1171 Astondale Road; Bishop, Georgia 30621

2-3....... Outlook for 2010-11

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GENERAL INFORMATION

University of Georgia Equestrian 2010-11 Media Guide

Credits The 2010-11 Georgia Equestrian guide was written and edited by UGA Associate SCD Tim Hix. Special thanks to the UGA Equestrian staff for their additional assistance in producing this guide. The editor wishes to thank the following photographers for their contributions to this guide: Dan Evans, Leonard Isbell, Phillip Faulkner, Karen Jennings, Ashley Strickland and Kelly Wegel. 2010-11 Georgia Equestrian Guide

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2010-11 Outlook

What Next for 3-time Defending National Champs? tradition of success that we’ve established here at Georgia,” Boenig said. “I am very confident that this team is capable and ready to successfully defend our national championship. Boenig added that there is great responsibility that comes with such a high level of sustained success. “I also realize that, as three-time defending champions, we will have targets on our backs wherever we go. So, it will take a total, all-out effort from everyone on this team, and our captains -- Katie Brown, Hannah Dyer and Kacy Jenkins -- will play a big part of our success this year.” Boenig also acknowledged that the world of varsity equestrian has become vastly more competitive since the early years. No longer can a program dominate any aspect of the sport, from recruiting all the way into the competition ring. “The bar keeps getting higher, for sure,” she said. “At Georgia, we have always believed that every single performance is important. We also pride ourselves in being very prepared for each ride. We want to be so prepared as to be unflappable. That’s an approach that has worked very well for us.” As the 2011 season dawns, here is a best-guess projection of Kelly Truesdell should be a solid reiner in her Georgia’s personnel for each riding junior season. discipline.

In the young sport of collegiate equestrian, one program stands above all others. Georgia’s five national team championships in just eight years makes the distinction an obvious one. None of its rival schools can come close to the Bulldogs’ list of accomplishments. Not that the others aren’t trying. To the contrary, the gap between Georgia and its challengers appears to have narrowed. Last spring, in fact, it needed the first “ride-off” in championship history to emerge with another trophy. One can only wonder what the Bulldog riders will do to maintain such a torrid pace. With the sport growing ever more competitive, and its rivals approaching, how can Georgia keep its place atop the heap? “We’re very excited about this team and the coming season,” Georgia coach Meghan Boenig. “We have a number of talented seniors returning, a great freshman class and I’m expecting great leadership from our captains. The potential is certainly there for us to continue our success. “We strive every day to uphold the

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Another Step Forward

Kacy Jenkins will again play a key role for the Bulldogs in her senior season.

Hunt Seat Preview

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The challenge for the Georgia Hunt Seat corps is clear: to carry the torch that their most recent predecessors have held so high and proud. Since 2008, Bulldog hunters have compiled an impressive mark of 42-7-1 in dual matches and have won the national championship in their discipline each year. In fact, it’s fair to say that Georgia’s English riders, with their five all-time national titles, have served as the program’s bellwether of sorts. Sufficient firepower from last year

is back to give the Bulldogs great expectations heading into the 2011 season. “We feel very confident in the people that we have coming back,” Hunt Seat assistant Logan Fiorentino said. “We have depth, quality and experience in both events, and I’m also very excited by the newest additions we have to our team.” Any group that is led by Georgia senior Kacy Jenkins must feel confident about its chances. The native Virginian is perhaps the most experienced rider on the entire squad, in terms of collegiate competition. Last season, in which she went 14-4-1 over Fences -- including a critical point in the national championship ride-off against Texas A&M -- was just the latest example. Last year’s Hunt Seat MVP, junior Michelle Morris should once again be a pace-setter for this group. Few of her peers around the country can approach her level of accomplishment She went a combined 32-7-1 in dual-meet competition last year, culminated by her 30-point victory in the Flat portion of the ride-off against A&M, as well as an individual title on the Flat. Two additional key riders from last year’s VENC meet return for 2011. Carly Anthony, a native of Redmond, Wash., immediately earned an important role with some outstanding rides as a freshman. She went 14-2 in Fences competitions, with three MVP honors and a spotless record at Nationals. On the Flat, she was just as impressive, going 13-3 overall, gathering two more MVP awards and winning two of three points at Nationals. Fittingly, Anthony was named Hunt Seat Rookie of the Year at the team’s post-season banquet. Fellow freshman Grace Rogers went 11-4 in Flat rides last year, with two MVPs and two vital points at Nationals. She, too, served double duty on occasion and will likely be called upon for more in her sopho-


2010-11 Outlook Junior Michelle Morris, defending national champ on the Flat, is equally adept at either Hunt Seat event.

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Georgia’s Western corps welcomes back a number skilled and proven riders. They will join several impressive rookies, along with the unexpected return of two talented riders, to make the Western side should plenty strong in 2011. Perhaps most important, Georgia welcomes the addition of Mary Meneely as its Western coach. The native of Washington state has lived in Georgia for much of the past 20 years, and she brings a wealth of teaching and mentoring experience to the program. “This is definitely a strong group of riders,” Meneely said. “The young riders have a lot of potential and have shown they’re willing to work hard to improve. The older riders have shown great dedication, they’ve ridden really well and have been outstanding leaders on this team so far.” Bulldog reiners figure to be just as strong in 2010. Senior Diandra St. Hilaire is perhaps the Bulldogs’ top return-

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more season. Junior Katie Hagerty and sophomore Melanie Carraway have a chance to crack the lineup, as do several other veterans, led by tri-captain Katie Brown. A handful of talented freshman also figure to create valuable roles for themselves this season. Already, Isabel Jolicoeur and Abby O’Mara have shown top-flight ability in the Fences event. Both have impressive resumes as junior riders. O’Mara, as well as Caitlyn Francis and Olivia Dorey, are expected to contribute in the Flat and Fences events as freshmen.

ee in this event. The native tion’s top varsity competitors, earning Saskatchewanian compiled the individual reserve title at Nationals a 10-4-3 mark in reining last that year and going 8-4-1 overall. Van season, on the heels of an Allen rode extensively for Georgia in 11-2-1 mark in 2009. She both the 2008-09 seasons, competing was also selected by Georand winning points at Nationals both gia coaches for the reining years. Both riders, in fact, were key ride-off against A&M for the members of Georgia’s 2008 Western national championship. squad that brought home the reserve Fellow senior Hannah team championship. Dyer has been elected as “We’re excited that these two a tri-captain this season, young ladies chose to resume their and she figures to play a careers and finish school,” Boenig prominent role on the team. said. “They both bring valuable Other key spots in the assets to the program. They bring exlineup will no doubt be held perience, accolades, lots of success, by junior Kelly Truesdell and we look forward to having them (‘09 Western team Rookie back with us.” of the Year) and promising ------------------sophomore Becca Haaland Georgia’s schedule for 2010-11 (11-7 record, ‘10 Western will once again feature the home-andR-O-Y). home series with SEC rivals South Despite the vast experiCarolina and Auburn. And once ence among Georgia’s reinagain, the Bulldogs have scheduled ers, freshmen will figure prominently with a strategy in mind by filling the during the season. Talented rookies month of March with a series of tests McKenzie Lantz, Morgan Collins, and on the road. “We think it is very good Jacklyn Hoyt have already earned preparation for Nationals,” said Georplaces in the competing lineup. gia coach Meghan Boenig. “It helps Georgia’s Horsemanship riders our girls adapt to different surroundalso have plenty of experience returnings, unfamiliar horses, all the things ing for 2011. Senior Dana Wilson and we will encounter at the National junior Sarah Gravely competed for Championships.” the Bulldogs at Nationals last season and will The experience of continue to play key senior Dana Wilson will be a valuable asset to roles. Wilson won six Georgia’s Horsemanconsecutive rides late in ship riders. the season and Gravely won several key points throughout the season, including at South Carolina and a second-round win over TCU at the VENC meet. Other key contributors include junior Ali Eidson, sophomore Maria Salazar, as well as junior Michelle Fulcher and sophomore Hayley Haskins. Key freshmen in this event include Jacklyn Beckley and Anna Sasser. The Bulldogs’ horsemanship group also received a strong off-season boost with the return of seniors Laura Upton and Katelyn Van Allen after respective years off from collegiate competition. In 2008, Upton was one of the na-


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Meghan Boenig

the University’s Animal Science department, which owned the property where the Bulldogs had begun their program. Head Coach Beyond Athens, Boenig is heavily involved in shaping the development of Boenig with Hunt Seat assistant Logan Fiorentino fourth such honors in varsity equestrian, which is classified as Georgia history. an “emerging” sport by the NCAA. She In just eight seasons serves on the Varsity Steering Committee Boenig has made great that governs the sport through biannual strides in developing coaches’ meetings and has been its Georgia’s equestrian Chairperson for two seasons. She was program from Square also a leading advocate for the bracketed One. The number of tournament format that will begin its sixth riders has tripled from year of implementation in 2010-11. 24 to near 70, while the Boenig initiated varsity equestrian’s denumber of horses has parture from the meet format associated more than quadrupled with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Asgoing from 12 to over sociation (IHSA), under whose auspices 50. In addition, the staff Georgia competed in 2003. She helped has grown from Boenig, introduce the dual-meet format that SEC on her own, to four fullschools now use, competing by proposed time members. NCAA rules designed to make the sport She galloped through more competitive and fan-friendly. her first seasons at Boenig is a 1999 graduate of Berry Georgia with trailblazCollege where she earned her bachelor’s ing success, winning degree in Biology. Prior to her arrival at he bar never lowers in the world of national titles in both of the program’s first Georgia in October of 2001, she spent collegiate equestrian. It only gets two years on the varsity level. In 2002-03, two years as an assistant coach at Texas higher, and yet somehow, some she coached the University’s first varsity A&M during which time she also earned a way, Georgia never seems to blink. team to the national crown at the VENC in master’s degree in Animal Science. From its infancy eight years ago, the College Station, Texas. The next year she Her two seasons at Texas A&M were sport has gotten incrementally more steered her team to a dramatic comeback deciding factors in her hiring as the competitive, more difficult and more chalat the VENC, held at the Georgia InternaBulldogs’ inaugural head coach. Georgia lenging as the number of competitors has tional Horse Park in Conyers, Ga. sought a coach with the knowledge of grown. Boenig first began to work her magic working hand-in-hand with a university’s Georgia has remained the most conon Georgia’s club team. When she arrived Animal Science community in forging a stant presence in this ever-growing world. in Athens in the fall of 2001, her mandate new equestrian team, something the AgMuch of the credit for building the Georgia was to bring the club team through the gies had enjoyed during her tenure there. program -- and for maintaining such a transitional 2001-02 season and elevate A native of Powder Springs,Ga., high level of performance -- should go to the equestrian program to a varsity level. the former Meghan Nolan is married to head coach Meghan Boenig. She accomplished the task with flair, lead- Markus Boenig. The couple are proud Since the fall of 2002, when the Bulling the Bulldogs to the first of three straight parents of a son, Josef Peter, who was dog riders began competing as varsity English discipline titles at the precursor born Aug. 23, 2009. student-athletes, Georgia has emerged to the inaugural VENC held in 2002 in as the nation’s preeminent group of Gainesville, Fla. collegians. None of its peer programs Boenig, Josef Peter and their boxer, Sheba During the transitional come near to the Bulldogs’ list of signifiyear Boenig hired a coaching cant conquests: five national titles, one staff, selected the first team, reserve national crown, six Southern EQ and began selling the sport championships, a 37-1 dual-meet record to the Bulldog Nation. In sucat home. ceeding years, much of her The 2010 campaign was just the latest administrative focus turned to testament to their greatness, but it was facilities and development. also evidence of the growing state of Her attention to the latter competitiveness within their sport. concern led to Georgia’s pa With Boenig on maternity leave, Georlatial home in nearby Bishop, gia spent the first months of the season Ga., in 2009. The 109-acre finding its way. The Bulldogs closed their layout gives her team the season by winning yet another national finest training and competition crown. This time they needed the first facility of its kind in America. It “ride-off” in the sport’s history to edge also fulfilled a twofold dream Texas A&M in the overall standings. In of Boenig’s that began back addition, two Georgia hunt seaters, Miin the early days: to give her chelle Morris and Emma Lipman, claimed team a place to call “home” individual championships, the third and and to ease the burden upon

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ary Meneely, who has a breadth of experience that covers all aspects of the equine industry, is in her first full season as Assistant Coach for Georgia’s Western riding corps. Meneely joined the UGA program as a volunteer assistant in April of 2010. She played an integral role in steering Georgia’s Western riders to a fourth-place finish at the Varsity National championships, an effort that included a second-round upset victory over TCU. Not long after Nationals, Meneely was named to the coaching staff on a full-time basis. “We are very, very excited to have Mary joining our program on a full-time basis,” Boenig said. “She jumped in with both feet back in April and displayed tremendous dedication and passion toward helping our young ladies. She is well-respected with 25 years in the industry, and I’m very confident she will continue her outstanding work with our program in the future.” Since 1992, Meneely has co-owned and operated Meneely Show Horses, Ltd., of Conyers, Ga., along with her husband Rob. They have produced over 450 World and National Championships in both Western and Hunt Seat. During that time Meneely has handled all aspects of the business, including recruitment and training of show riders, selection and training of horses, sales and marketing of the

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business, farm management, and custom design of show clothes. Meneely already has experience as an instructor on the collegiate level. For three years (1996-99) she developed and taught Equestrian courses at Georgia Perimeter College in Conyers. Yet her latest venture will take her career in a much different direction. A native of Seattle, Meneely started her own equine coaching and training business while attending the University of Washington. She completed her undergraduate studies with Belford University in 2009.

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ecent University of Georgia Equestrian standout Logan Fiorentino returned to her alma mater in July of 2008 as an Assistant Coach for the Bulldogs. She concentrates her coaching efforts at Georgia on the Bulldogs’ Fences riders. As a Hunt Seat rider for the Bulldogs, Fiorentino certainly ranks among the best ever in the brief history of the program. She twice won the team’s English MVP award, in 2006-07, and in 2005 she won her classification in Equitation Over Fences at the Varsity National Equestrian Championships. In her final season of 2007, she picked up 14 dual-meet wins and two meet MVPs over Fences. Fiorentino has carried over that success into her young coaching career. In each of her first two seasons, the Bulldog Hunt Seaters captured the national championship, leading Georgia to the overall team title. Two riders under her tutelage, Haylie Jayne in 2009 and Emma Lipman in 2010, also took home the national individual Fences crown. Last season proved to be especially fulfilling for the Bulldogs’ assistant. With head coach Meghan Boenig on maternity leave for much of the fall, Fiorentino kept the team on its course toward another championship campaign. Her leadership was not lost on her mentor.

“There’s no question that we couldn’t have enjoyed the success of last season without Coach Fiorentino,” Boenig said. “She has the unique perspective of having been a student-athlete at Georgia. It’s a real comfort knowing that someone with Logan’s knowledge of and experience with our program is already on our staff.” A native of Lloyd Harbor, N.Y., Fiorentino earned a bachelor’s degree in Sport Studies and a Master’s degree in Sports Management during her three years at UGA (200507). In 2006, she earned the Scholar-Athlete Award for the highest GPA among all Equestrian student-athletes. She transferred to UGA after two years at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y.

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Support Staff Rachel Garrison

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Farm Manager

mber Bradley joined the Georgia program in 2006 as Farm Manager. In her position she oversees not only the care of Georgia’s 40-plus horses, but also the facilities used by the Equestrian team. A native of Pauline, S.C., Bradley has enjoyed a lifelong association with horses. She grew up on a 124-acre horse farm and first began showing hunters & jumpers at the age of five. By age 15 she was managing her family’s farm. In 2002, Bradley moved to Georgia, managed a 300-acre horse farm, supervised three community living facilities and attended college at Athens Tech. She was also a member of the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association, from which she won several division titles, two state crowns and the Southeast regional championship. Bradley and her husband Andrew -- who won the team’s “Mane Dawg” award in 2008 for extraordinary service to the program -- are the parents of 3-year-old James Audie Bradley.

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achel Garrison is into her fourth year as the Barn Manager for the Georgia Equestrian program. Garrison brings 15 years of horse experience to the Georgia program, having successfully competed in local and regional hunters, dressage and combined training, as well as participating as a working student for several national and international equine professionals. Garrison joined the Georgia program after one year working in Athens as a Recruiter for the American Red Cross Biomedical Services. In her former position, she solicited blood donations from both individuals and many groups and organizations throughout North Georgia. A 2004 graduate of Wesleyan College, Garrison is an alumni of the Wesleyan Equestrian Team and holds a degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications. After college, Garrison worked as the Barn Manager and Trail Riding Director for the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island, Georgia where she maintained the island’s stable of seven horses, and also led horseback tours of the 10,000-acre, privately-owned barrier island in southeast Georgia.

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Amber Bradley

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Jennifer Futter

Facility Foreman

Lauren Love

Student-Athlete Competition Assistant

Kellin McKenney

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

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Wally Richardson

Eric White

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Dr. Randy Eggleston UGA School of Veterinary Medicine

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Patti Huberty

Volunteer Strength & Cond. / Pilates

Matt Wilkins

Strength & Conditioning

Anna Malloy Promotions

Keith Hendrix

Event Management

Carla Williams

Sr. Associate AD/ Student Svcs./SWA

Tim Hix

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About Equestrian About Collegiate Varsity Equestrian Dual-Meet Format

A pattern consisting of nine maneuvers is performed within a rectangular-shaped arena marked by letters. Maneuvers are called for at specific letters and can be circles, transitions and serpentines among others. The judge is looking at the rider’s position and effectiveness at guiding her horse through the individual maneuvers.

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maneuvers is performed by each rider. Consideration for scoring is based on quality of maneuvers, including 45 and 360 degree pivots, stops, backs and circles, and consistency of pace at the jog, extended jog and the lope. The rider’s overall effectiveness and her position in the saddle are also factors.

English Equitation On the Flat HORSES

A predetermined pattern consisting of nine

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Each rider jumps the same predetermined course, usually consisting of eight to 10 jumps that are approximately 3-ft. high. The judge is looking at the rider’s position, consistency of pace and accuracy of leads, turns and distances executed to produce a smooth, polished performance.

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English Equitation Over Fences

General Scoring

Huntseat riders are scored on a scale of 1-100. There are nine maneuvers each worth 10 points, plus an overall score worth 10 points, to total 100 possible points per ride. Maneuvers are scored on this scale: 10=Excellent; 9=Very Good; 8=Good; 7=Fairly Good; 6=Satisfactory; 5=Sufficient; 4=Insufficient; 3=Fairly Bad; 2=Bad; 1=Very Bad; 0=Not Executed. Scores usually range from 70-80, depending on the judge. Western riders are scored on a 70-point scale. There are a minimum of eight manuevers which are scored on the following scale: +1.5=Excellent, +1=Very Good, +.5=Good, 0=Correct, -.5=Poor, -1=Very Poor, -1.5=Extremely Poor. Scores range from 68 to 72. Horsemanship and English Equitation riders are judged on their ability to control and show the horse while maintaining the correct riding position. Riders in Equitation over Fences are judged on their ability to position the horse correctly and not interfere with its balance while maintaining the correct riding position for a smooth, polished performance. Reiners are judged for precision and application of natural aids as they execute intricate manuevers at varying speeds.

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) classifies Equestrian as an “emerging” sport. Until 2003, all collegiate equestrian shows were conducted under the auspices of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). Georgia riders departed from that format for the 2003-04 season. Since then, they have competed in the dualmeet format governed by proposed NCAA rules set forth in the biannual equestrian coaches meetings hosted by the United States of America Equestrian Federation. Teams compete in four events at each dual meet: English Equitation over Fences, English Equitation, Western Horsemanship and Western Reining. In each event a minimum of four athletes from each team ride head-to-head on the same set of horses, which are provided by the host school. Riders are assigned to the horse in a random draw and face the challenge of riding an unfamiliar horse after a brief timed warm-up period. A point is earned when a rider’s score is higher than their opponent riding the same horse.

Western Reining In this event each rider rides the same preassigned pattern from memory, performing such maneuvers as spins, sliding stops, rollbacks and circles. The circles can be either large and fast or small and slow. The judge is looking for accuracy and correctness of maneuvers, correct speed for the maneuver being performed and overall quality of the Reining pattern. 2010-11 Georgia Equestrian Guide

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A short whip used in riding, used only as an aid to reinforce the rider’s leg.

Diagonals

The correct posting, up/down motion, of the rider in sequence with diagonal movement of the horse’s legs at the trot.

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In competitions, these indicate that riders are being judged on their ability to control and show the horse while maintaining the correct riding position. Intercollegiate riders have the added challenge of riding an unfamiliar horse, one that they draw for in a lottery system just before their event.

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n January of 2009, Georgia riders moved into their spacious new home, the UGA Equestrian Complex, located just outside Bishop, Ga. The 109-acre farm offers Georgia the finest in equine accommodations. Formerly known as High Point Farm, the facility served the Athens-area equine community with boarding and training facilities since 1993. In 1996, High Point was selected as the training site for the U.S. Dressage Team, which competed in the Summer Olympic Games at the International Horse Park in Conyers, Ga.

An individual performance where each rider shows a horse over 8-10 jumps approximately three feet high. Riders are judged on their ability to position the horse correctly at the jumps and avoid interfering with the horse’s balance, while maintaining the correct riding position and producing a smooth, polished performance.

Figure Eight

Two circles connected by a change of direction, most often seen in Reining patterns.

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Three ways — canter/lope, trot/jog, or walk — by which a horse can move by lifting the feet in different order or rhythm.

Horsemanship

Refers to the Flat tests of the Western discipline.

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Hunt Seat

The category of Equitation English riders compete in, whose foundation lies in jumping and riding across country, such as foxhunting.

Leads

They are determined at the canter/lope by which front foot is leading. Correct leads have the inside foreleg reaching furthest.

Natural Aids

Body signals from the seat, legs, hands and voice to communicate commands to the horse, all the while appearing comfortable, relaxed and balanced. These signals should be subtle or imperceptible to the judge and spectators and exaggerated shifting of the rider’s weight is not desirable. The resulting performance shown by the horse is not to be considered more important than the methods used by the rider in obtaining them.

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Reining

In these classes, the most advanced Western riders perform an individual, pre-assigned pattern from memory, demonstrating a variety of stops, turns and figures at various speeds. The emphasis on this class is on precision, technical application of natural aids and the rider’s ability to show unfamiliar horses.

Rollback in English

A turn performed in Equitation Over Fences class to show control of the horse and rider’s ability to maintain a position throughout a turn. A tight turn performed between two Fences. In Western Reining, a rollback is a 180 degree pivot with speed after a halt.

Warm-Ups

Practice time before the classes, normally 4-5 minutes. The horses will be schooled, or prepared for competition using stretching and supping exercises at various gaits, or practice jumps if necessary by riders who will not compete the day of the show.

Sliding Stop

A smooth stop from the lope, in which the horse is supposed to balance on its back feet while the front feet continue to move.

Stock Seat

Is the designation for the Horsemanship Equitation division, where the ultimate goal of the rider is to maneuver her horse through a herd of livestock she wishes to rope, move or otherwise control.


2010-11 Roster Name

Atlanta, Ga. (Woodward Academy) Atlanta, Ga. (Lovett School) Redmond, Wash. (The Overlake School) Newtown, Pa. (Council Rock North) Ellijay, Ga. (Woodstock / Univ. of Minnesota) Cumming, Ga. (South Forsyth) Alpharetta, Ga. (Milton) Batavia, Ill. (Batavia) Alpharetta, Ga. (Alpharetta/UT-Martin) Sarasota, Fla. (Riverview) Gainesville, Ga. (Gainesville) Evans, Ga. (Greenbrier) Alpharetta, Ga. (Milton) Perry, Ga. (Perry) Rumson, N.J. (Rumson Fair Haven) Athens, Ga. (Athens Academy) Gettysburg, Pa. (Biglerville) Sudbury, Mass. (Lincoln-Sudbury) Lawrenceville, Ga. (Central Gwinnett) Tuscola, Texas (Wylie) Oak Bluffs, Mass. (Martha’s Vineyard Regional) Canton, Ga. (Sequoyah) Stockbridge, Ga. (Union Grove / Ga. Perimeter Coll.) Palmetto, Fla. (St. Stephen’s Episcopal) Leesburg, Ga. (Lee County) Edmond, Okla. (Deer Creek) Wakefield, R.I. (Prout School) Alpharetta, Ga. (St. Francis HS/Ga. Perimeter Coll.) Manhassett, N.Y. (Manhassett) Alpharetta, Ga.(Milton) Cumming, Ga. (South Forsyth) Manlius, N.Y. (Fabius-Pompey) Potomac Falls, Va. (Potomac Falls) Costa Mesa, Calif. (Newport Harbor) Wellington, Fla. (St. Andrews School) Monroe, Ga. (George Walton Academy) Fremont, Mich. (Fremont) Milton, Ga. (Milton) Atlanta, Ga. (Lovett School) La Canada, Calif. (La Canada) Roswell, Ga.(Blessed Trinity) Rumson, N.J. (Rumson Fair Haven) Morriston, Fla. (Vanguard) Atlanta, Ga. (Lovett) Ridgefield, Conn. (Ridgefield) Watkinsville, Ga. (Oconee County) Burlington, Vt. (Rice Memorial) Lititz, Pa. (Univ. of Nebraska Indep. Study High) Portland, Ore. (Jesuit) Jonesboro, Ga. (Strong Rock Christian) Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Pine Crest School) Tualatin, Ore. (Tualatin) Covington, Ga. (Alcovy) McDonough, Ga. (Ola) Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (Rivier Academy) Belleville, N.J. (Montgomery) Wilton, Conn. (Wilton) Bluffdale, Utah (Keystone) Cumming, Ga. (Forsyth Central) Brights Grove, Ontario (St. Clair Secondary) Melbourne, Fla. (Covenant Christian) Sorrento, Fla. (Lake High Prep) Ann Arbor,Mich. (Greenhills School) Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett) Ball Ground, Ga. (Bradenton Prep) Braselton, Ga. (Athens Christian School) 2010-11 Georgia Equestrian Guide

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HORSES

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RIDERS

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OUTLOOK

Nicki Alexander Alex Andes Carly Anthony Louise Ashley Samantha Baker Jaclyn Beckley Kelsey Berry Katie Brown Madeline Brown Jessica Buchko Honey Beth Campbell Melanie Carraway Britain Cecil Morgan Collins Faith Conroy Katie Crump Kelsey Delaplaine Olivia Dorey Hannah Dyer Ali Eidson Caitlyn Francis Jenny Freeman Michelle Fulcher Sarah Gravely Marianne Grebel Becca Haaland Katie Hagerty Hayley Haskins Allison Haspel Julia Hemingway Rachel Howard Jacklyn Hoyt Kacy Jenkins Jacqueline Johnson Isabel Jolicoeur Carly Lambros McKenzie Lantz Tara Maloney Selby Merritt Michelle Morris Amber Nixon Abby O’Mara Ashton Paisley Morgan Pierson Nina Pola Lanier Roberts Amelia Rogers Grace Rogers Maria Salazar Anna Sasser Lauren Shamon Kate Skoglund Alison Slutsky Morgan Stamey Diandra St. Hilaire Lauren Stefanski Ali Sullivan Kelsey Thatcher Alyssa Thompson Kelly Truesdell Laura Upton Katelyn Van Allen Emily van der Walde Brittlan Wall Dana Wilson Meghan Yeager

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Nicki Alexander Hunt Seat 5-3 Freshman Atlanta, Ga. (Woodward Acad.)

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ICKI EVE ALEXANDER… born July 31, 1992 in Atlanta, Ga…the daughter of Kent and Diane Alexander…has been riding for 10 years in the English discipline… made the team through tryouts in August of 2010…attending UGA on the state lottery-funded HOPE scholarship…chose UGA for its academic programs and Equestrian team…also considered attending Brown and Virginia…riding highlights include qualifying for Maclay Regionals and USEF Finals…placed fifth and seventh in Small Junior Hunter 16-17 at 2009 Washington Int’l. Horse Show…also enjoys tennis and ultimate Frisbee… includes pasta, chocolate, the movie A Beautiful Mind, going to the beach and hanging out with friends among her personal favorites.

HORSES

Alex Andes

HISTORY

seeks to major in Journalism…aspires to be a journalist or news anchor…enjoys playing ultimate frisbee...includes UGA sports, alternative/indie music, The Breakfast Club and watching The Office among her personal favorites.

Hunt Seat 5-7 Junior Atlanta, Ga. (Lovett School)

the Olympics and start a horse business… considers chocolate ice cream, hip-hop music, and the movie Super Troopers among her personal favorites.

Louise Ashley

Carly Anthony

Hunt Seat 5-5 Freshman Newtown, Pa. (Council Rock North HS)

Hunt Seat 5-7 Sophomore Redmond, Wash. (The Overlake School)

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ANDIDA CARLY ANTHONY…born September 19, 1990 in Seattle, Wash…the daughter of Jeff and Cara Anthony…has been riding for 17 years…prefers the Hunt Seat Equitation in the English discipline. 2009-10: Outstanding freshman season... Won Hunt Seat Rookie of the Year at team’s post-season awards banquet…compiled a 14-2 record over Fences with four MVP rides, including a 3-0 mark at Nationals… was also 13-3 on the Flat with two more MVP awards…in 2007 placed fourth in the ASPCA Finals and fifth in the USET West Coast Finals… considers winning the R.W. Mutch Equitation Classic in 2008 the highlight of her career thus far… chose UGA for its outstanding Equestrian team and academics…aspires to one day compete in

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OUISE JACQUELINE ASHLEY… born May 21, 1993 in Newtown, Pa… the daughter of Robert and Jackie Ashley…has 14 years of riding experience in the Hunter/Jumper discipline…has won top ribbons on the Zone II hunter circuit…finished sixth in the Small Junior Hunter standings for Zone II…intends to major in Biomechanical Engineering at UGA…aspires to become a professional horse rider/trainer…also recruited for Equestrian by Texas A&M and South Carolina…includes football, the Philadelphia Eagles, John Mayer, country music, pizza and hanging out at the beach among her personal favorites.

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LEXANDRA LONDON ANDES…born March 2, 1990 in Atlanta, Ga…the daughter of Jerry and London Andes…has been riding in the English discipline for 13 years…was captain of the Lovett High School Equestrian team…is on the HOPE Scholarship and was on her high school Headmaster’s and Scholar’s list. 2009-10: Rode and exhibition ride on the Flat at the Fresno State meet, as well as a Demo ride over Fences the same day…Zone 4 Equitation Finals winner…three top 10 places in Small Juniors at Devon…placed sixth at Harrisburg in Small Juniors and Zone Champion in Small Juniors in 2007… also considers qualifying for the 2008 Medal Finals and Maclay Regionals as highlights of her career thus far… chose UGA for its great Journalism program and for the amazing Equestrian team…also recruited by SMU and Auburn for Equestrian…

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Rider Bios Samantha Baker

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Hunt Seat 5-7 Junior Alpharetta, Ga. (Milton HS)

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ELSEY CLAIRE BERRY…born February 22, 1990 in Marietta, Ga… the daughter of Bill and Sue Berry who both also attended UGA…has been riding for 12 years… prefers the Hunt Seat Equitation in the English discipline…was founder of her High School IEA Equestrian team…is attending UGA on the HOPE scholarship as an Honor graduate…in 2007 placed second in 15-17 Equitation GHJA year end award…placed first in the 2008

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Katie Brown

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ATELIN MARGARET BROWN…born February 8, 1990 in Aurora, Ill.…the daughter of David and Margaret Brown…has been riding for 14 years…prefers the English discipline…2009-10: had a 2-point victory margin over Fences vs. SMU…Also rode exhibition vs. TAMU, Auburn and K-State…2008-09: made two appearances Over Fences and posted a season high 85, a15-point victory vs. SMU on Nov. 7…also rode once in exhibition on the Flat…2007 IHJA Grand Junior Hunter Champion…2007 IHJA Junior Rider Challenge Trophy winner…Zone 5 Champion in the Small Junior Hunters 15 & Under and Small Junior Hunters 16-17… considers being Zone 5 Champion two years in a row and qualifying for the Pennsylvania National Horse Show to be the highlights of her riding career thus far…majoring in Accounting…a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club while at Batavia Senior HS…aspires to be a CPA…includes football, the Chicago Bears, strawberries, going to movies and spending time with friends and family among her personal favorites.

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ACLYN JENKINS BECKLEY…born Jan. 4, 1992…the daughter of Mike and Kelly Beckley…both parents, as well as two uncles, are UGA gradu-

Hunt Seat 5-4 Junior Batavia, Ill. (Batavia HS) *** Tri-Captain ***

RIDERS

Western 5-8 Freshman Cumming,Ga. (South Forsyth HS)

STAFF

Jaclyn Beckley

Katie Brown Kelsey Berry

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AMANTHA MARIE BAKER…born January 17, 1990 in Milwaukee, Wisc…the daughter of Bill Pierce and Jane Baker-Pierce…brings 11 years of riding experience to the UGA equestrian team… prefers Horsemanship…transferred from the University of Minnesota…attending UGA on the HOPE Scholarship. 2009-10: rode once as an alternate (vs. TAMU) and twice on demo rides (vs. Fresno State & New Mexico St.)…two time APtHA World Champion and six time APHA Reserve World Champion…named the Georgia Paint Horse Club 14-18 All-Around Year-end winner for 2005-2007…considers winning first World Championship a career highlight thus far…majoring in graphics design and advertising…chose UGA for its great academic and athletic programs and has always wanted to ride for the UGA Equestrian team… aspires to be a magazine editor…includes cupcakes among her personal favorites.

GHJA Junior Equitation Challenge in the GHJA Finals…show series yearend Champion in the 15-17 Equitation and Children’s Hunter…J.D. Pounds finalist for the past four years…2006 placed second at the Stacey Ann Boe Equitation Challenge…considers one of her career highlights thus far as winning the national championship on the UGA Equestrian team…majoring in Telecommunications and Marketing… aspires to be a sideline reporter for ESPN…was recruited by Berry, OSU, and University of Tennessee-Martin… interests include being a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority and being a sweetheart for the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, football, golf, the Braves, rock and rap music, shopping and hanging out with friends.

OUTLOOK

Western 5-7 Sophomore Ellijay, Ga. (Woodstock HS / Univ. of Minnesota)

ates…has been riding for 13 years and competing for more than five years in the Western discipline and AQHA all-around events…2009 AQHYA World Show top 10, Top 10 Big A Novice Youth Horsemanship, Year-end Reserve champion in Horseman’s Quarter, HQHA Top 5 Year-End in Trail & Horsemanship…Two-year letterwinner on South Forsyth HS Equestrian team… considers training her 4-year-old horse to the competitive level as one of her biggest sports thrill to date...also at SFHS, National Honor Society, National Technical Honors Society, DECA Club, FCA, among others… also worked part-time as a manager at The Equestrian Reserve in Alpharetta… also considered attending Auburn and South Carolina for Equestrian...considers wrestling her favorite sport other than EQ... father Mike wrestled at UGA and coached the sport at the high school level...includes ice cream, Tim McGraw, sleeping, the movie Top Gun and Diet Dr. Pepper among her personal favorites.


Rider Bios

Hunt Seat 5-6 Junior Alpharetta, Ga. (Alpharetta HS / UT-Martin)

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Florida…aspires to become a physicians assistant…includes Mexican and Japanese food, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, the movies Superbad and Wedding Crashers, boating, fishing and going to the beach among her personal favorites.

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ONEY ELIZABETH CAMPBELL… born Feb. 10, 1992 in Gainesville, Ga…the daughter of Brian Campbell and Jordan Frobos…has 13 years of riding experience in the Western discipline…has won multiple All-Around and Reserve All-Around awards and circuit champions and reserve circuit champion awards at many various shows, including The Big A in Conyers, Ga., The Gold Coast Circuit in Tampa, Fla., The Indy Circuit in New Castle, Ind., and others for Showmanship, Horsemanship, Equitation, Hunter Under Saddle, and Trail…aspires to graduate from law school and open her own practice…enjoyed great success in career after overcoming a serious riding injury at age 9…chose to attend UGA because of its proximity to home, her family’s tradition with UGA and the success of its Equestrian program…includes soccer, Georgia football, ice cream, Dave Matthews Band, Will Ferrell and wakeboarding among her personal favorites.

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Western 5-6 Sophomore Alpharetta, Ga. (Milton HS)

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RITAIN ANNELLE CECIL…born May 17, 1991 in Atlanta…the daughter of Terry Cecil and Barbara BedingfieldCecil…has eight years riding experience mostly in Western Horsemanship…made the Georgia team through tryouts in August of 2010...was captain of the Milton HS Equestrian team… Sportsmanship Award at the Milton Horse & Hound Show… JV Soccer Team for Milton HS, National Honors Society, National Beta Club, Class President, Student Council, Academy Council, Math Team…majoring in Marketing & Pre-Business…aspires to own her own law firm servicing the sports & entertainment industries…also considered attending Johns Hopkins, Brown and Cornell…considers her younger sisters, Emory & Savannah, to be her favorite amateur athletes…also enjoys tennis, soccer and swimming…includes the Atlanta Chiefs, Georgia football, peach cobbler, singer Ingrid Michaelson, the Atlanta Braves among her personal favorites.

Melanie Carraway

Hunt Seat 5-2 Junior Sarasota, Fla. (Riverview HS)

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Britain Cecil

Western 5-6 Freshman Gainesville, Ga. (Gainesville HS)

Jessica Buchko

ESSICA ANN BUCHKO… born February 2, 1990 in Sarasota, Fla….the daughter of Raymond and Cathy Buchko…has been riding competitively for 14 years specializing in Hunt Seat Equitation… won CFHJA Large Junior 6th year end award…WEF Childrens Champion in 2006…considers making it into the 3’6” Hunter division and competing in horseshows such as HITS Ocala and the Tampa Equestrian Festival the highlights of her career thus far…also considered attending Florida, South Carolina and Central

pion, and PSJ Year-end 15-17 Equitation champion…considers winning the Maclay at the Aiken Fall Festival in 2008 and the PSJ Junior Medal Finals as career highlights thus far…intends to major in English at UGA… includes Mexican food, volleyball, The Notebook, and hanging out with friends among her personal favorites.

Honey Beth Campbell

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ADELINE AMELIA BROWN…born Sept. 22, 1990 in Atlanta…the daughter of Lamar Brown and Priscilla Johnson…has been riding for 15 years…transferred to UGA after two seasons at Tennessee-Martin… at UT-Martin: 2-year letterwinner… competed in the Skyhawks at the Varsity Nationals in 2009, winning a point in Fences…competed in six meets as a sophomore, winning Fences points against TCU and SMU…Attended Alpharetta High School, where she was a member of Raider Rider Equestrian team ... Placed second in the IEAZone Finals for varsity fences in 2008 … Placed first in IEAZone Finals for varsity flat and fences in 2006 …Placed fifth in the IEANationals for Varsity Championship in 2006 … Athletic honors include Sportsmanship Awards in 2004 and 2007…Majoring in Finance/Risk Management at UGA…Includes the Atlanta Braves, anything her dad cooks, Country and Top 40 music, the movie The Notebook and George Clooney among her personal favorites.

HORSES

RIDERS

STAFF

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OUTLOOK

Madeline Brown

Morgan Collins

Hunt Seat 5-6 Sophomore Evans, Ga. (Greenbrier HS)

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ELANIE FAYE CARRAWAY… born January 9, 1991 in Augusta, Ga…daughter of Mike and Sandra Carraway…brings 13 years of riding experience to the UGA equestrian team… prefers the English disciplines…2009-10: Rode exhibition on the Flat in Fresno State and K-State meets…is attending UGA on the HOPE Scholarship…2006 PSJ Junior Medal Finals Champion…in 2008 was the SCHJA Governors Cup Reserve champion, SCHJA Palmetto Medal Reserve champion, PSJ Junior Hunter Year-end Reserve cham-

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Western 5-7 Freshman Perry, Ga. (Perry HS)

ORGAN ELIZABETH COLLINS… born April 22, 1992 in Macon, Ga… the daughter of Mark and Kimberly Collins…has nine years of riding experience in reining…coached by Chip Stwart, father of UGA Equestrian alumnus Kate Stewart… ranks among the nation’s top point winners in the USEF standings for Western Pleasure…USEF Affiliate Finalist 2009, NRHA Affiliate Finalist 2007, 5th in 2006 13 and Under at AQHA Congress, DRHA Youth 1418 2009/2010 Affiliate Champion…intends to major in Animal Health at UGA, with an eye


2008, she was awarded the USET Bronze Medal…also had placings at the 2010 “Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) Ocala winter circuit in the Hunters & Jumpers… enjoys watching college football and playing tennis. includes art, caring for animals, Scarlett Johansson and rock ‘n roll among her personal favorites.

Faith Conroy

Hunt Seat 5-7 Sophomore Gettysburg, Pa. (Biglerville HS)

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Olivia Dorey

Hunt Seat 5-8 Freshman Athens, Ga. (Athens Academy)

Hunt Seat 5-7 Freshman Sudbury, Mass. (Lincoln-Sudbury HS)

ATHRYN MARIE CRUMP…born July 30, 1991 in Atlanta…the daughter of Russell and Arlene Crump… has been riding her entire life, mostly in the hunter/jumper discipline…attending UGA on the state lottery-funded HOPE scholarship… undecided on a major but with a pre-Pharmacy emphasis…National Honors Society member while at Athens Academy…qualified and competed at the ASPCA Maclay Regionals, the USEF Medal Finals and the USET Show Jumping Talent Search…in

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LIVIA ANN DOREY…born Dec. 10, 1991 in Waltham, Mass… the daughter of Peter and Julie Dorey…has 13 years of riding experience, mostly in Equitation & Jumpers…Top 25 USEF Medal Finals, 4th MHC Hunt Seat Finals, 3rd RI Equitation Finals, 5th Connecticut Equitation Finals, Bronze medal, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search…qualified for Maclay finals the past five years… intends to major in business at UGA…also participated in basketball and volleyball at

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ANNAH SHEA DYER...born January 23, 1989 in Blairsville, Ga...the daughter of William Dyer and Debbie Akins...began riding at age 11...prefers Reining in the Western discipline…2009-10: compiled a 5-8-1 record in Reining, including two winning rides at Nationals (vs. S.D. State and South Carolina) and another at the Southern EQ champs... other big wins came vs. N.M. State and South Carolina...also rode exhibition at South Carolina and was an alternate at Sacred Heart...2008-09: posted a 4-7 record in Reining…scored a seasonhigh 76.5 (+5.5) against Fresno State on Sept. 21...other wins came against Kansas State, South Carolina and Baylor…2007-08: competed in four meets for the Bulldogs in Reining, scoring a 71 and taking a 0.5-point decision vs. TCU…rode to a draw vs. Auburn and won with a five-point lead against her opponent marking a 76...recipient of the state lottery-funded HOPE scholarship…a Georgia Merit Scholar... Reserve Champion in Reining and Working Cow at the 2006 state Georgia State 4-H show 2006, DNRHA Youth 14-18 Reserve Champion 2007 TNRHA Youth 14-18 Reserve Champion, 2007 NRHA Southeastern Affiliate Qualifier... was also recruited for EQ by Berry College…favorites include snow skiing, kayaking, traveling, reading, trying new things, the Boston Red Sox, and Atlanta.

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Katie Crump

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HORSES

ELSEY MARIE DELAPLAINE… born October 1, 1991 in Gettysburg, Pa…daughter of James and Annette Delaplaine…has been riding for 12 years…prefers the English discipline…2009-10: competed in three meets in Fences, vs. TCU, SMU and Auburn (Exh.), as well as Flat rides in Fresno St. and K-State meets…in 2008 won the Gittings Equitation Finals and placed third at the VHSA Equitation Finals…placed second in the Amy Reistrup Equitation Challenge… qualified for the USEF Medal Finals and ASPCA Maclay Regionals…2005 Josey Mohler Equitation Finals winner…considers competing successfully at the national level as a career highlight thus far…transferred from Delaware State…also considered attending South Carolina, Auburn, and West Virginia…aspires to manage a successful business in the future…includes football, watermelon, showing cattle, meeting new people, and the movie The Proposal as personal favorites.

Western 5-4 Senior Lawrenceville, Ga. (Cent. Gwinnett HS)

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Kelsey Delaplaine

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AITH MARGARET CONROY...born March 14, 1992 in Red Bank, N.J... the daughter of Sean and Kathy Conroy...has three years of competitive riding experience in the Hunt Seat discipline... family involvement in horses got her started in the sport...considers her trainers at Crewe Hill Stables, as well as her uncle Leo Conroy and cousin Ed Copeland as the biggest influences on her riding career...considers training her horse and winning at the HITS show in Ocala to be the highlights of her young riding career thus far...would like to show her horse in amateur owner hunter division and succeed at AA horse shows... majoring in Biology & Pre-Med at UGA... aspires to become a pediatric surgeon...also considered attending Vermont and Elon... chose UGA for its atmosphere...also enjoys swimming...includes the Boston Red Sox, Rolling Stones, Shawshank Redemption, New York Giants, Iced Tea & Lemonade and Red Hot Chili Peppers among her personal favorites.

Hannah Dyer

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Hunt Seat 5-6 Freshman Rumson, N.J. (Rumson Fair Haven HS)

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional HS…considers her Top 25 at Medals Finals to be her career highlight thus far…includes Boston sports teams, pasta, Kings of Leon and basketball among her personal favorites.

OUTLOOK

toward becoming a production animal veterinarian…also considered attending Auburn and South Carolina…also enjoys cross country running, baseball and gymnastics…includes smoked salmon, the Atlanta Braves, the movie Pride & Prejudice and reading among her personal favorites.

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Rider Bios

Ali Eidson

Western 5-2 Junior Tuscola, Texas (Wylie HS)

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LI LEEANN EIDSON… born September 11, 1989 in Abilene, Texas…the daughter of James Eidson and Belinda Dutton… has been riding competitively for 16 years specializing in Western Horsemanship…2009-10: Compiled a 5-6-1 record in HS rides, highlighted by 4-pt. margin vs. N.M. State…also posted wins vs. Baylor, at UT-Martin, at Kansas State and at Sacred Heart...2008-09: posted a 2-2 record in Horsemanship… scored a season-high 74.5 vs. Fresno State on Feb. 2…also made two appearances in exhibition for Reining… won three APHA World Show titles in Hunt Seat, Equitation and Horsemanship placing her number one in the 2003 All-Around…2004 Reserve World Hunt Seat Equitation Champion …2006 received her fourth Hunt Seat Equitation World Championship title…considers being the 2003 AjPHA All-Around 13 and under at the APHA World show as the highlight of her career thus far…recruited for Equestrian also by Texas Tech and TCU…intended major is Fashion Merchandising… completed her Senior year with a 95 and above in all her classes…includes David Beckham, football, the Dallas Cowboys, mashed potatoes, R&B, country and rock music, the movie Top Gun, Johnny Depp, and shopping among her personal favorites.

Caitlyn Francis

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Ali Eidson

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Hunt Seat 5-10 Freshman Oak Bluffs, Mass. (Martha’s Vineyard Regional HS)

AITLYN MARIE FRANCIS… born Dec. 25, 1991 in Oak Bluffs, Mass…the daughter of Erik and Elexis Wildanger…has eight years of riding experience, mostly in Equitation…2nd in the Open EQ 15-17 Massachusetts Horsemen’s Council Finals in 2009…also third in the open

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equitation at the Massachusetts Hunter Jumper finals…also qualified and competed at the New England Equitation Finals over the past three years on unfamiliar horses… third in Open 15-17 at MHJ Finals… Martha’s Vineyard Sportsmanship Award winner…intends to major in Environmental Economics and Management at UGA… chose UGA because of its warm weather… includes hockey, Boston sports teams, John Mayer, country music, crepes and smoothies among her personal favorites.

Jenny Freeman Western 5-6 Sophomore Canton, Ga. (Sequoyah HS)

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ENNIFER MERIAM FREEMAN… born June 20, 1991 in Detroit, Mich…the daughter of Terry and Meriam Freeman…brings nine years of riding experience to the team…prefers the Western discipline…joined the team as a walk-on in 2009…attending UGA on the state lottery-funded HOPE Scholarship…ABRA Reserve World Champion… two ABRA Congress Champion awards… ABRA Reserve High Point Winner…considers winning the Reserve World title and Congress titles as career highlights thus far…aspires to become a nurse anesthetist with emphasis on special needs children… also considered attending Colorado State… includes football, her grandma’s macaroni and cheese, country music, and the movie How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days among her personal favorites.

Michelle Fulcher Western 5-4 Sophomore Stockbridge, Ga. (Union Grove HS / Georgia Perimeter Coll.)

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ICHELLE LYNN FULCHER…born April 13, 1990 in Decatur, Ga…the daughter of Tim and Patty Fulcher… has 16 years of riding experience…prefers the Western discipline…2009-10: Compiled a 4-3 record in Horsemanship rides, including an MVP ride at Auburn…Congress Champion in Equitation and Horsemanship…Reserve Congress Champion in Horsemanship…Superior ratings in Showmanship, Hunter under saddle, Equitation, Western pleasure, and Horsemanship…transferred from Georgia Perimeter College…includes Mexican food, rap and country music, going to the lake, and hanging out with friends among her personal favorites.

Sarah Gravely Western 5-6 Junior Palmetto, Fla. (St. Stephen’s Episcopal)

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ARAH KAITLYN GRAVELY…born May 22, 1990 in Sarasota, Fla…the daughter of Jeff and Kim Gravely…has been riding in the Western discipline for the past 11 years…2009-10: Compiled a 4-5 record in Horsemanship, including one victorious ride vs. TCU at Nationals…2008-09: made one appearance in Horsemanship posting a 72 against Fresno State on Sept. 21…also rode exhibition against Auburn…2007 placed in


Rider Bios

Western 5-11 Senior Leesburg, Ga. (Lee County HS)

Hunt Seat 5-5 Junior Wakefield, R.I. (Prout School)

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ATHERINE MARY HAGERTY… born December 22, 1989 in Wakefield, RI…the daughter of Brian and Donna Hagerty…brings 11 years of riding experience to the UGA equestrian team… prefers the English discipline…2009-10: Compiled a 1-3 record in Equitation on the Flat…also rode exhibition rides in seven other meets…2008-09: recorded a 5-4-1 record in Equitation on the flat…posted a season-high 85 in an MVP ride against SMU on Nov. 7…scored a 15-point victory against South Carolina in the SEC Championship… named MVP three times…posted a 4-2 record over Fences with a season-high 86 vs. Fresno State on Sept. 21…recorded 2-1 record in the Varsity EQ Champsionship team competition…considers Top 25 finish at Harrisburg finals, ribboning at WEF and Lake Placid, winning RIEC finals and qualifying and competing in all the major finals as the highlights of her career thus far…a member of the National Honor Society at The Prout School…four time Honor Roll student in high school…was also recruited for EQ by Texas A&M…traveled to South Africa on a study abroad program in 2009 where she swam with great white sharks, went bungee jumping, and volunteered at various places around the country…includes Tom Brady, sushi, Wedding Crashers, swimming with dolphins, going to the beach and shopping among her personal favorites.

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Western 5-7 Sophomore Alpharetta, Ga. (St. Francis HS Ga. Perimeter Coll.)

AYLEY CHRISTINE HASKINS…born February 27, 1990 in St. Paul, Minn…. The daughter of Robert and Christine Haskins has been riding for 11 years and prefers Horsemanship in the Western Discipline…2009-10: Rode exhibition in Fresno State meet and Demo in N.M. State meet, both in Horsemanship…Career accomplishments include placing as Reserve World Champion at the World Champion Paint Horse Show and earning the Youth Register Merit in all disciplines and Superior Youth Horse Award in multiple disciplines… Considers winning the Reserve World Champion in Showmanship at Halter and participating on a National Championship equestrian intercollegiate team as career highlights thus far…Also recruited by Auburn for equestrian and considered attending Savannah College of Art and Design…Intends to major in Fashion Merchandising with a minor in Consumer Economics…Aspires to be a buyer for a company, write fashion articles, or own her own boutique in the future…Includes football, hanging with family and friends, her mom’s homemade fettuccini, all types of music, and shopping as personal favorites. 2010-11 Georgia Equestrian Guide

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EBECCA ANN HAALAND…born October 31, 1990 in Red Wing, Minn…the daughter of Bill and Nancy Haaland…has been riding for ten

Hayley Haskins

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Western 5-4 Sophomore Edmond, Okla. (Deer Creek HS)

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ARIANNE ALEXIS GREBEL... born September 27, 1988 in Albany, Ga....the daughter of Richard and Coni Grebel...brings 13 years of riding experience to the UGA equestrian team...enjoys both the English and Western disciplines... 2009-10: Team tri-captain for the Bulldogs…Rode exhibition rides in Reining six times…Also had a scoring ride in Auburn win (2.5-point margin)… 2008-09: Named winner of the Western team’s Sportsmanship Award for displaying exemplary work ethic and attitude…made the team through open tryouts in August of 2007…GAHA high-point champion in Open Western Pleasure and Open English Pleasure …attending UGA on the state lotteryfunded HOPE scholarship and is also a Charter Scholar, one of 155 recipients among the freshman class at the University…chose UGA because of its Equestrian program and its wide range of academic offerings…editor of two school newspapers and a literary magazine in high school… also a 4-year letterwinner in swimming and 4-year participant in SGA…Wendy’s High School Heisman winner for the state of Georgia …includes the Atlanta Braves, photography, Garth Brooks, Italian food and steak among her personal favorites.

Becca Haaland

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Marianne Grebel

years…prefers Reining in the Western discipline…2009-10: the team’s Western Rookie of the Year…competed in every meet in Reining for the Bulldogs, compiled an 11-7 record with an MVP ride vs. N.M. State... also posted big wins in both meets vs. South Carolina, as well as at Kansas State…2008 AQHYA Working Cow Horse Reserve World Champion and NRCHA Youth Bridle Reserve World Champion…2006 NRCHA Youth Limited Reserve World Champion…considers being the champion at the Youth Bridle Reserve as a career highlight thus far…also recruited for equestrian by Kansas State University, Baylor, Oklahoma State, and South Carolina… includes watching football, playing volleyball, Italian food, the Boston Red Sox, and traveling among personal favorites.

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the top five in Showmanship and Horsemanship…2006 Highpoint FQHA Youth AllAround winning individual championships in Showmanship, Horsemanship and Equitation…two time AQHYA World Show qualifier in Showmanship, Horsemanship and Trail…considers being recruited to the UGA Equestrian team to be her career highlight to date …personal favorites include going to the beach, football and spending time with my family.


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Allison Haspel Hunt Seat 5-7 Sophomore Manhassett, N.Y. (Manhassett HS)

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LLISON DAWN HASPEL… born August 16, 1991 in New York City, N.Y…daughter of Brad Haspel and Sharon Neimanis… brings 15 years of riding experience to the Bulldogs…prefers the English discipline…2009-10: scored a 72 in her only competition over Fences vs. SMU…also rode exhibition rides in three mid-season meets…chose UGA for its highly ranked equestrian team and Southern charm…intends to major in Psychology...2008 LIPHA Junior PHA Medal Reserve Champion…2008 LIPHA Children’s Jumpers Reserve Champion…2007-08 Winner’s Circle Horse Show Circuit Champion…2007-08 Hunter’s Isle Horse Show Circuit Champion…2008 HITS Children’s Jumper Circuit Champion… considers qualifying for national finals, training under Frank Madden and Michael Page and competing for the University of Georgia Equestrian Team as career highlights thus far… aspires to be a veterinarian in the future… started a charity event to benefit the Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center in Huntington, N.Y. that has raised over $22,000 in the past four years…personal favorites include family, friends, music, sunshine, and fun times.

at National Horse Show in Harrisburg, Pa., to be her career highlight thus far…intends to major in Journalism (advertising) at UGA…participated in joint-enrollment program at Georgia Perimeter College…includes Atlanta Braves, watermelon, Nickelcreek, Jack Johnson, reading, photography and the book Lone Survivor among her personal favorites.

Rachel Howard Western 5-7 Junior Cumming, Ga. (South Forsyth HS)

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ACHEL KRISTYN HOWARD... born Nov. 20, 1989 in Atlanta, Ga... the daughter of Lynn and Anne Howard...has 13 years of riding experience...prefers both Equitation and Western Pleasure...made the team through tryouts in August of 2009...wants to learn Reining skills while on the UGA team...graduated from South Forsyth in the spring of 2008...a 4-year letterwinner in soccer for the War Eagles...attending UGA on the state lotteryfunded HOPE scholarship...also considered attending LSU, Auburn or South Carolina... aspires someday to work in the field of Biology...favorite sports team is the U.S. Women’s Soccer team...other personal favorites include Sushi, Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, Will Smith, the movie Seven Pounds and going to the lake with her family.

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Hunt Seat 5-6 Freshman Alpharetta, Ga. (Milton HS)

ULIA LAVENS HEMINGWAY… born Aug. 27, 1991 in Roswell, Ga…the daughter of Peter and Polly Hemingway…the third of four daughters…older sisters Lauren and Sara are both UGA Equestrian alumni… has been riding 14 years mostly in the hunter/jumper discpline…1st place in NAL Children’s Hunter Classic at Brownland; 3rd place in South East World Hunter Rider in 2009 and 6th place in 2008; also 8th place in 2008 Junior North American Hunter U.S. Championship…considers competing

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Western 5-7 Freshman Manlius, N.Y. (Fabius-Pompey HS)

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ACKLYN ALEXIS HOYT…born Sept. 27, 1992 in Rome, N.Y…the daughter of Thomas and Jennifer Hoyt…has 17 years of riding experience mostly as a reiner…1st place Non-Pro Freestyle at CNYRHA June Ride and Slide, 2010…Qualified for and competed in North American Young Riders Championship three straight years…Central New York Reining Horse Assn highpoint from 20042009…considers being recruited to the UGA Equestrian team as a career highlight thus far…chose UGA for its EQ team and the reputation and prestige of the school… intends to major in Anthropology…aspires to be an archaeologist or linguist, perhaps

as a marine archaeologist…also recruited by Texas A&M and South Carolina…also enjoys swimming, archery, volleyball, football and tennis…includes Mexican & French food, country music, James Bond, Gone With The Wind and trail-riding with friends among her personal favorites.

Kacy Jenkins Hunt Seat 5-11 Senior Potomac Falls, Va. (Potomac Falls HS) *** Tri-Captain ***

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ACY McKEE JENKINS…born October 12, 1988 in Fairfax, Va… the daughter of Von and Dana Jenkins…has been riding since age 11, primarily in hunter jumper phase of the English discipline…2009-10: Team Tri-Captain… Compiled a 14-4-1 record in Fences, including a 3-1 mark at Nationals…Won a 7-point margin in ride-off vs. TAMU…placed third among 16 of the nation’s top collegians in Equitation at the first-ever Winter Equestrian Festival Collegiate Equitation Challenge in Wellington, Fla….Also won a special award at the Challenge as top scorer in the first round…2008-09: posted a 7-4 record over Fences…recorded season-high 89 vs. Auburn on Feb. 28…named MVP vs. Baylor on Nov. 21…posted a 2-1 record in team competition at the Varsity EQ National Championship, including the clinching point in Fences competition vs. South Carolina in the semifinals…2007-08: Made nine appearances over the course of the season averaging 73.55 in the Over Fences event…scored a 92 vs. Auburn on Nov. 11, defeating her opponent by 12..Received MVP honors against Stephen F. Austin…Champion at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show 2005 and 2006…Frances Rowe Memorial trophy winner…Sportsmanship award at Pennsylvania National Horse Show…numerous Best


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McKenzie Lantz Western 5-6 Freshman Fremont, Mich. (Fremont HS)

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cKENZIE ELIZABETH LANTZ…born July 8, 1992 in Flint, Mich….the daughter of Matt and Lori Lantz…has 10 years of riding experience, mostly as a reiner… riding honors include: 2006 USEF Reining Champion, 2007 USEF bronze medal winner, 2008 USEF silver medal winner, 2009 USEF bronze medal winner, 2009 North American Young Riders Gold Medal Reining Team, Multiple NRHA Top- Tens, Multiple Congress Top-Tens, Multiple Michigan Reining Horse Yearend Championships, Multiple Bronze trophy winner…also considered attending South Carolina and Michigan State… played basketball, volleyball and soccer at Fremont HS…considers winning back-to-back district basketball titles to be her athletic career highlight thus far… includes Derek Fisher, mac & cheese, country music, Eva Longoria and the beach among her personal favorites. 2010-11 Georgia Equestrian Guide

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ACQUELINE ELIZABETH JOHNSON…born January 4, 1991 in Long Beach, Calif…the daughter of David and Laura Johnson…has been riding for 11 years…prefers the English discipline… joined the team as a walk-on in 2009…also considered attending Stony Brook State University and Auburn…chose UGA for its diverse campus, championship Equestrian team and great Veterinary school…majoring in Poultry Science…aspires to become an equine veterinarian… considers showing her horse at The Oaks Blenheim Summer Classic III a career highlight thus far, with a third place in the A/A Jumper Classic, and a third in the Low Children’s Jumpers. In addition, she won a Jr./AM Hunter Class over fences and received a second place on the flat at a local show in San Juan Capistrano … personal favorites include chocolate, sushi, running, alternative music, singing, baking, and the movie Little Miss Sunshine,.. She enjoys worshipping at Classic City Community Church in Athens and the Wesley Foundation on campus.

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SABEL ROSE JOLICOEUR…born Nov. 22, 1991 in Culpepper, Va…. the daughter of Pierre and Martha Jolicoeur, both famed and accomplished riders themselves…has been riding her entire life, mostly as a jumper…has earned top honors at the following prestigious competitions: 2009 German Friendship Games, Winter Equestrian Festival, Blainville International Horse Show, Vermont High Junior Jumper Classic, Lake Placid and Littlewood…has been a riding ambassador for Just World International, which carries out projects to help underdeveloped nations…heavily recruited, she chose UGA for its best combination of equestrian program and academics…intends to major in Political Science/International Affairs, with an eye towards becoming a lawyer…considers her victory for the U.S. team at the German Friendships to be her career highlight thus far…includes the Miami Dolphins, Mexican food, NHL goalie Tomas Vokoun, Jack Johnson and the movie Almost Famous among her personal favorites.

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Hunt Seat 5-7 Sophomore Costa Mesa, Calif. (Newport Harbor HS)

Hunt Seat 5-2 Freshman Wellington, Fla. (St. Andrews School)

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Jacqueline Johnson

Isabel Jolicoeur

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Junior Rider Awards…Best Amateur Owner Rider at Upperville 2007…2nd in the Maclay at Devon…coached previously and Pam Baker…chose UGA because of its academic reputation and Equestrian program… includes football, country music, Washington Redskins, Sean Taylor, reading and exercising among her personal favorites.

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Hannah Dyer at 2010 VENC Meet

ARLY SAMANTHA LAMBROS… born April 3, 1991 in Atlanta, Ga…daughter of George Lambros Jr. and Kathryn Darby…brings 15 years of riding experience to the UGA equestrian team…prefers the Western discipline…is attending UGA on the HOPE Scholarship…2009-10: Competed in one meet and recorded a 7-point win vs. Fresno State (73.5)…career accomplishments thus far include Congress Champion in Equitation, placing 12th in Showmanship at the 2009 AQHYA World Championships, top-ten in the nation in Equitation, top-five in the 15-18 trail at the 2008 Congress, and superior ratings in multiple disciplines…considers all of her accomplishments as career highlights thus far…personal favorites include tennis, rock/alternative music, going to the beach, and hanging out with friends.

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Western 5-2 Sophomore Monroe, Ga. (George Walton Acad.)


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Tara Maloney

Michelle Morris

Hunt Seat 5-4 Junior Milton, Ga. (Milton HS)

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ARA ANN MALONEY…born January 17, 1990 in Syracuse, N.Y….the daughter of Brian and Diane Maloney…has been riding competitively for six years, specializing in Hunt Seat… was recruited for EQ also by UT Martin and West Texas…considers making the UGA equestrian team the highlight of her career thus far…was a member of Key Club, Fellowship of Student Athletes, Youth Group and Student Venture and Violinist at Milton High School…aspires to own her own accounting firm…graduated high school Magna Cum Laude and was on the Honor Roll…attending UGA on the state lottery-funded HOPE scholarship…includes Michael Phelps, Georgia Football, the movie 300, shopping with friends, eating out and relaxing among her personal favorites.

aspires one day to become a photojournalist for National Geographic (dream job) or a publicist (reality job)…includes photography, country music, tennis, the Atlanta Falcons and spaghetti among her personal favorites.

Michelle Morris

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Hunt Seat 5-11 Freshman Atlanta, Ga. (Lovett School)

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ELBY ANNE MERRITT…born July 6, 1991 in Atlanta, Ga…. the daughter of Bill and Laurie Merritt…has 10 years of riding experience, mostly in Jumpers…2009 IEA Varsity Open Champion…Qualified for and competed in such prestigious shows as the 2009 USEF Medal Finals, ASPCA Maclay Regionals, and USET Talent Search Finals…2009 Georgia Hunter Jumper Association (GHJA) 15-17 Equitation Reserve Champion and high point equitation rider at the Tryon Summer Classic and Blowing Rock horse show…considers qualifying for Equitation Finals and winning ribbon at Harrisburg as her career highlight thus far…was also recruited by TCU and Texas A&M for equestrian, and by Principia College for basketball…intends to major in Public Relations at UGA…

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Hunt Seat 5-7 Junior La Canada, Calif. (La Canada HS)

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ICHELLE ELIZABETH MORRIS… born June 20, 1990 in Pasadena, Calif…the daughter of Tom and Christy Morris…has been riding Jumpers and Equitation for 13 years…2009-10: Named Hunt Seat MVP at the team’s postseason banquet…perhaps the busiest, not to mention most successful, rider among Georgia’s Hunt Seat corps…compiled a 16-2 record in Equitation over Fences events and a 16-5-1 mark in the Equitation on the Flat rides…won the national individual championship on the Flat with three winning rides, and she also posted a 30-point victory in the Bulldogs’ “ride-off” against Texas A&M for the national team title...featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” on May 24…2008-09: posted a 7-2 record on the Flat and 4-3 record over Fences…scored a season-high 89 (26-point victory) vs. SMU on Nov. 23 on the Flat…was named MVP for her seasonhigh 85 Fences score against South Carolina on Nov. 8…posted 1-2 record in

team competition at the Varsity EQ National Championship…was the High Point Varsity rider on her High School Equestrian team in 2007…Reserve Champion California Professional Horseman’s Association JR Medal…fourth in the USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals West…2006 Reserve Champion West Coast Equitation Medal Finals…qualified for USEF/Pessoa Hunt Seat Medal Finals and Maclay Finals the past few years…considers placing sixth at the ASPCA/Maclay National Medal Finals as the highlight of her career so far…majoring in Telecommunications/Film Studies…aspires to work in entertainment broadcasting… includes the L.A. Lakers and L.A. Dodgers, mashed potatoes, the movie Forrest Gump, Clive Owen and the theatre as some of her personal favorites.

Amber Nixon Hunt Seat 5-6 Junior Roswell, Ga. (Blessed Trinity Cath. HS)

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MBER MILLER NIXON…born April 10, 1990 in Ball Ground, Ga… the daughter of Mike and D’Lana Nixon…brings 15 years of riding experience to the UGA equestrian team…prefers the Hunt Seat discipline…Third overall world champion hunter rider…championships in children’s hunters through junior jumpers… includes pasta, country music, the Georgia Bulldogs, Jennifer Aniston, going to concerts and being with friends among her personal favorites.


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Morgan Pierson Hunt Seat 5-6 Senior Atlanta, Ga. (Lovett School)

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Hunt Seat 5-7 Junior Ridgefield, Conn. (Ridgefield HS)

Hunt Seat 5-8 Junior Burlington, Vt. (Rice Memorial HS)

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MELIA THERESE ROGERS…born August 8, 1989… the daughter of Frederick and Gabrielle Rogers…brings 12 years of riding experience to the team… prefers the jumpers in the English discipline…2009-10: Rode exhibition over Fences vs. TCU and demo on the Flat vs. Auburn…2008-09: made three appearances on the Flat and three over Fences…recorded a 30-point victory (70) vs. Kansas State on Sept. 20 over Fences…also appeared once in exhibition scoring a 76 against Auburn on Feb. 28…the 2007 WIHS Reserve Champion in the Children’s Jumper Finals...as well as placing second at the 2007 New England Horsemanship Challenge…placed first at the 2007 Syracuse Invitational Low Jr. Qualifier… lists the WIHS Children’s Jumper Finals as her biggest sports thrill to date… younger sister Grace, is also on the UGA equestrian team…chose UGA 2010-11 Georgia Equestrian Guide

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INA VALERIE POLA…born February 11, 1990 in Danbury, Ct…the daughter of Lonnie and Wendy Pola…has been riding English all her life. 2009-10: Was 1-1 in Flat competitions, posting a 5-point winning decision vs. SMU, 0-1 in Fences…also rode alternate vs. TAMU...competed in both Hunt Seat events in the season opener against TCU…2008-09: appeared in two competitions…scored season-high 74 on the Flat vs. Fresno State on Feb. 7…was a 2006 and 2007 qualifier and competitor in the ASPCA Maclay Finals and USEF Huntseat Medal and USEF Talent Search Finals…winner of the 2007 Marshal and Sterling Junior Medal Finals is the highlight of her career thus far…intends to major in Spanish…chose UGA for its high caliber Equestrian team and elite athletic program…favorite things include fast cars, football, sneakers, hip-hop music, and The Rat Pack.

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SHTON AMANDA PAISLEY...born February 3,1989 in Bradenton, Fla.... the daughter of Tim and Debbie Paisley...parents are both in the horse transportation business…has been riding since the age of 4...prefers the Western discipline…2009-10: Rode alternate or exhibition in five meets: Fresno State, Auburn, N.M. State, South Carolina and Baylor…2008-09: Won the Coaches’ Award among Western riders for her exemplary attitude…made the team through open tryouts in August…2007 Williston Horseman’s Association’s Series High Point in Child/Adult Hunter…2006 Arabian Region 12 Reserve Champion in showmanship…2005 Arabian Region 12 Champion in Horsemanship…2004 Arabian Region 12 Reserve Champion in Showmanship… considers winning the Showmanship and Hunt Seat Equitation in the same year to be her career highlights to date…graduated from Vanguard with Highest Honors…aims to help Georgia win another national championship in Equestrian …includes NASCAR, football, ice cream, Kenny Chesney, the movie Italian

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Western 5-8 Senior Morriston, Fla. (Vanguard HS)

Nina Pola

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ANIER SUMNER ROBERTS... born June 15, 1989 in Athens, Ga...the daughter of Ben and Cheri Roberts…mother is a lecturer in the Anatomy department of the UGA School of Veterinary Medicine…has been riding since the age of 8...prefers the English discipline...made the team through open tryouts in August of 2008…multiple winner in the Georgia Hunter Jumper Assn. Challenge…also Stacy Ann Boe Equitation Class 2nd and 3rd place…considers medaling at the EQ Challenges and competing in the AO hunters to be her career highlights thus far…attending UGA on the state lottery-funded HOPE scholarship…is interested in business marketing as a future career goal…includes country, rock and rap music, shopping and playing with her miniature yorkies among her personal favorites.

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ORGAN HOLLOWAY PIERSON… born August 19, 1988 in Atlanta, Ga.…the daughter of Robert and Sandra Pierson…has 13 years of riding experience…prefers the English discipline…2008-09: Competed in one meet, Sept. 23 vs. Delaware State, and won her EQ on Flat event where she posted a 77… Georgia Hunter Jumper Association 15-17 Equitation year-end Champion in 2006… GHJA Adult Equitation year end Reserve Champion in 2007…considers being a part of the University of Georgia equestrian team to be her career highlight thus far…also considered attending South Carolina and Auburn for Equestrian…her father, aunt and uncle are all UGA alumni.

Hunt Seat 5-5 Senior Watkinsville, Ga. (Oconee County HS)

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Hunt Seat 5-9 Freshman Rumson, N.J. (Rumson Fair Haven HS) BIGAIL CLAIRE O’MARA…born Aug. 2, 1992 in New Brunswick, N.J…the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth O’Mara…has 11 years of riding experience in the Hunt Seat discipline… Grand junior hunter champion at Harrisburg in 2009 and 3rd place for best child rider…also champion at Washington in the small older juniors in 2009. Won medal and talent search at Devon 2010 and reserve champion at 2010 Devon horse show…considers her parents as the most important influence on her athletic career thus far...recruited by nearly every major collegiate varsity equestrian program in the country... chose UGA for its combination of academics and Equestrian program…intends to major in Early Childhood Education…includes the New York Yankees, Italian food, John Mayer, The Hangover, soccer and watching movies among her personal favorites.

Lanier Roberts

Job and hanging out with friends among her personal favorites.


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Grace Rogers Hunt Seat 5-7 Sophomore Lititz, Pa. (Univ. of Nebraska Indep. Study HS)

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RACE MARIE ROGERS…born August 27, 1990 in Burlington, Vt…the daughter of Frederick and Gabrielle Rogers…has been riding for eight years…prefers Jumpers…2009-10: Excellent freshman season...Compiled an 11-4 mark in Flat rides, including two MVP efforts against Auburn and South Carolina…also went 4-5 over Fences…Was 2-1 at Nationals, her wins coming in team semis and finals vs. TAMU and Auburn…pre-collegiate honors include First at Devon the USET, Top-25 at Harrisburg, Sixth at Maclay’s Regional, and multiple ribbons…considers placing first at Devon, being in the top 25 at Harrisburg, and being champion in the low junior division at Lake Placid in 2009 as career highlights thus far…intended major is dietetics and aspires to be a dietician… was recruited for equestrian by South Carolina and Auburn…older sister Amelia also rides for UGA…personal favorites include broccoli, anything chocolate, the movie My Cousin Vinny, Kate Hudson and Hugh Jackman, and hanging out by the pool.

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Grace Rogers at 2010 Varsity National Championships

for its location, good academics, and vet school…aspires to be a veterinarian…includes tennis, chocolate chip cookies, Harry Potter, reading and swimming as some of her personal favorites.

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Amelia Rogers (Cont’d.)

Maria Salazar

dogs…compiled a 4-6 record that included MVP rides vs. Fresno State and Sacred Heart…2010 APHA & AQHA Hi-Point at the Reichert Celebration…2009 APHA World Show: World Champion Novice Western Riding, Third place Hunt Seat Equitation, Fifth place Showmanship, Sixth place Western Pleasure…multiple Top-5 and Top-10 placings 2006-2008…2005 APHA Reserve World Champion Hunter Under Saddle… considers placing first under all five judges to win Western Riding at the World Show as a career highlight thus far…also recruited for equestrian by TCU, Fresno State, and Baylor and considered attending the University of Oregon…chose UGA for its equestrian team, academics, atmosphere and pretty campus…intends on majoring in Business…entire family has played sports at the collegiate level…father is an accomplished and recordsetting distance runner and marathoner...she once ran a fundraiser 5K alongside her dad and cycling champion Lance Armstrong... personal favorites include the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, Will Ferrell and her pet turtle, Little Foot.

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Western 5-8 Sophomore Portland, Ore. (Jesuit HS)

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ARIA SQUIRES SALAZAR… born January, 28, 1991 in Eugene, Ore…the daughter of Alberto and Molly Salazar…brings 13 years of riding experience to the UGA equestrian team…prefers all the disciplines…2009-10: Rode exclusively in Horsemanship for the Bull-

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Western 5-8 Freshman McDonough, Ga. (Strong Rock Christian)

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NNA MAUREEN SASSER…born on Feb. 10, 1993 in Macon, Ga… the daughter of Bryan and Maureen Sasser…has seven years of riding experience, primarily in Horsemanship…14 world Championships, 5 reserve championships,

overall highpoint, age group high point (twice), Equitation Highpoint, All-Around Highpoint…considers winning the one horse, one rider at the 2009 nationals (appaloosa) to be her career highlight thus far…recruited by several national equestrian powers…intends to major in Journalism and to become a magazine writer…also ran cross country at Strong Rock…includes Michelle Kwan, pineapple, cooking dinner, Matt Damon and the book When Crickets Cry among her personal favorites.

Lauren Shamon Hunt Seat 5-3 Freshman Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Pine Crest School)

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AUREN MARGARET SHAMON… born Sept. 28, 1991 in Poway, Calif… the daughter of Douglas and Cheryl Shamon…has 10 years of riding experience in the English discipline…made the team through tryouts in August of 2010…fourth overall USHJA Zone 4 Children’s Hunter, multiple grand and reserve champions in the ESP Circuits in Wellington… competed in the SFHJA Junior Huntseat Medal, won the THIS National Children’s Medal at ESP Spring…considers making the UGA team as the highlight of her riding career thus far… chose UGA because of its size, location and its undergrad vet school program…aspires to become a large animal veterinarian... includes Italian food, Brad Paisley, New England Patriots, and Rascal Flatts among her personal favorites.


Rider Bios Maria Salazar

Hunt Seat 5-5 Freshman Tualatin, Ore. (Tualatin HS)

Hunt Seat 5-3 Senior Covington, Ga. (Alcovy HS)

Western 5-1 Senior Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (Rivier Academy)

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Morgan Stamey Western 5-3 Sophomore McDonough, Ga. (Ola HS)

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ORGAN ANSLEE STAMEY… born on August 1, 1991 in Atlanta, Ga…the daughter of Randy and Rhonda Stamey…mother has completed her UGA degree in the past year...has 11 years of riding experience in

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IANDRA CHRISTINE St. HILAIRE…born November 25, 1988 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan…the daughter of Guy and Caroline St. Hilaire…has 15 years of riding experience…prefers Reining in the Western discipline…2009-10: One of the Bulldogs’ top reiners throughout the season...compiled a 10-4-3 record in Reining…Had an MVP ride vs. Auburn in Southern EQ Champ. Meet…was 4-1 at Nationals...was selected as Georgia’s reiner in the championship “ride-off” vs. Texas A&M but dropped a 5-point decision...…2008-09: posted 11-2-1 record in Reining…scored seasonhigh 75 vs. Fresno State on Feb. 7… named MVP twice throughout the season…recorded a 9-point victory (72) over Fresno State on Sept. 21… posted a 3-0 record in team competition at the Varsity EQ National Championship…Georgia’s only rider to win every point possible and its only Western rider to score in all three dual meets…2007-08: Appeared in all Reining events for the Bulldogs, riding 16 times and compiling a 9-6-1 record…had two MVP rides against South Carolina…impressive ride at VENC, posting a 5.5-point win vs. Auburn… Top 5 Youth in Canada…

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LISON RACHEL SLUTSKY… born on August 17, 1989 in St. Petersburg, Fla…the daughter of Alan Slutsky and Abby Flynn…has 15 years of riding experience…prefers the English discipline…2007-08: Competed in one event, EQ Over Fences, Sept. 23 vs. TCU…2006 GHJA Regular Member 15-17 Equitation Champion…a Top Ten Honor Graduate from Alcovy HS… attending UGA on the state lottery-funded HOPE scholarship…considers being recruited to UGA for Equestrian to be the highlight of her riding career thus far…includes the Atlanta Braves, Oreos, Georgia football and the movie Zoolander among her personal favorites.

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ATHRYN CAMERON SKOGLUND…born Dec. 27, 1991 in Portland, Ore….the daughter of David and Laura Skoglund…has 10 years of riding experience in the Hunter/Jumper discipline…made the team through tryouts in August of 2010…considers making the team among her riding career highlights thus far, as well as watching the 2009 FEI World Cup in Las Vegas…National Honor Society while at Pine Crest School... majoring in Biology/Pre-Med with the goal of becoming a physician…chose UGA because of the Equestrian team, because she has family in Georgia and because she wanted to “go somewhere different”… also considered attending Oregon and Chapman University…is an accomplished pole vaulter in the sport of track & field and she considered walking on at UGA in the sport…also enjoys football and soccer… favorite riders are Meredith MichaelsBeerbaum and Beezie Madden...includes Mexican & Italian foods, pineapple, country music, the movies “The Hangover” and “Finding Nemo,” ice cream, Kate Hudson and boating among her personal favorites.

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Diandra St. Hilaire

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Alison Slutsky

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Kate Skoglund

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both Hunt Seat and Western disciplines…made the team through tryouts in August of 2010...Ola HS Honor Graduate, Beta Club, National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, President’s List, Junior Marshall, Georgia Certificate of Merit...majoing in Kinesiology and chose UGA primarily for her academic major... riding honors include World Champion at the Appaloosa Youth Worlds Show in individual English discipline; multiple top 5, and top 10 at the Appaloosa Youth Worlds and the Appaloosa National Horse Show. Ranked 2nd, 5th, and 10th in the nation in individual hunt-seat and western divisions...includes the St. Louis Cardinals, Thai and Italian food, acoustic music, cooking and movie nights with friends among her personal favorites.


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...won one NRHA Lawson bronze, seven NRHA Pewters, and was also the 2006 NRHA Regional Champion… was also the top 10 Canadian Youth 14-18 and Non Pro…also a Western Canadian Youth Champion in 2006… also considering attending the Univ. of Saskatchewan…aspires to a career in law…includes Saskatchewan Rough Riders, the movie The Hangover, food, and being with family among her personal favorites.

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Diandra St. Hilaire (Cont’d.)

State…chose UGA for its equestrian team, pre-vet program, and warm weather…aspires to own a large animal veterinary clinic or run a wildlife rehabilitation center…includes Peyton Manning, football, painting, hanging out with friends, sweet tea, and country music among her personal favorites.

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Lauren Stefanski

Hunt Seat 5-3 Freshman Bluffdale, Utah (Keystone)

Western 5-5 Junior Belleville, N.J. (Montgomery HS)

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AUREN STEPHANIE STEFANSKI born July 18, 1990 in Skillman, N.J. the daughter of Gary and Jean Stefanski has 14 years riding experience intends on majoring in Speech and Communications and was on the Honor Roll at Montgomery High School all four years…has a 3.0 cumulative GPA at UGA thus far considers receiving Reserve Champion at Black River Farm as the highlight of her career thus far also considered attending Auburn and Clemson... includes going to the beach, studying abroad, and working out among her personal favorites.

Ali Sullivan

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ELSEY FRANCES THATCHER… born July 27, 1992 in Pensacola, Fla…the daughter of Steven and Maura Thatcher…has been riding since the age of 5 and prefers Jumpers… Winner of 2 grand prixs in summer of 2009…2009 national grand junior hunter champion…several wins on the Global Champions Tour in Torino, Italy…2009 washington horse show reserve champion older smalls …Reserve champion prix des states team 2009…first round clear for the WEG trials…trained extensively under the watch of Alex Jayne, father of UGA Equestrian alumnus Haylie Jayne…intends to major in Early Childhood Education at UGA… includes Margie Engle, swimming, running, yoga, the Utah Jazz, sushi, Elton John, The Beatles and the book Eat, Pray, Love among her personal favorites.

Alyssa Thompson

Hunt Seat 5-5 Sophomore Wilton, Conn. (Wilton HS)

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LI SULLIVAN…born September 13, 1991 in Norwalk, Conn…the daughter of Mark and Ann Sullivan…has 11 years of riding experience and prefers the English discipline…joined the UGA team through open tryouts in August 2009…Seventh place overall for FW-PHA standings…fifth place in FW-PHA Finals…competed in CHJA Finals since 2006…considers overcoming the odds at various points throughout her career as a highlight thus far…also considered attending Penn State, Clemson, and Michigan

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Hunt Seat 5-4 Freshman Cumming, Ga. (Forsyth Central HS)

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LYSSA SUE THOMPSON…born March 18, 1992 in Snellville, Ga… the daughter of Scott Thompson and Jennifer Aubel…has 11 years of riding experience in the English discipline…made the team through tryouts in August of 2010… attending UGA on the state lottery-funded HOPE scholarship…intends to major in Animal Health at UGA…aspires to become a large-animal veterinarian…riding career highlights include reaching Nationals for high school-level IEA teams, as well as making the Georgia team…credits her family as the biggest influence on her riding career…also

Diandra St. Hilaire enjoys football and baseball…includes traveling, cheese pizza, Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Vikings, four-wheeling and the movie The Notebook among her personal favorites.

Kelly Truesdell Western 5-11 Junior Brights Grove, Ontario (St. Clair Secondary)

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ELLY EILEEN TRUESDELL…born May 31, 1990 in Sarnia, Ontario… the daughter of Will and Dawna Truesdell…has been riding her entire life and prefers Reining in the Western discipline…2009-10: Compiled a 7-4-2 mark in Reining that included an MVP ride vs. UTMartin…2008-09: named the team’s Rookie of the Year among Western riders…posted a 2-2 record in Reining…season highlight was an MVP ride in Southern EQ meet vs. South Carolina…recorded a season-high 73 against Fresno State on Sept. 21…also appeared in four meets in exhibition…third place in the NRHA 14-18 Top Ten Standings 2005…2004 and 2007 Top Ten All American Quarter Horse Congress …Reserve Champion in the Reining at the 2008 AQHA Youth World Cup… multiple Eastern Canada Affiliate Finals Champion and NRHA North American Affiliate Finals qualifier…competitor for Team Canada at the 2008 North American Young Riders Championship… multiple Reining Canada and Ontario Reining Horse Association Champion… named one of Reining Canada’s 2008 Reiners of the Year… was also recruited for Equestrian by Delaware State, Kansas State, Auburn and South Carolina…includes steak, Italian food, and country music among her personal favorites.


Rider Bios Laura Upton

Emily van der Walde

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Meghan Yeager

Hunt Seat 5-6 Sophomore Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett HS)

Western 5-4 Sophomore Braselton, Ga. (Athens Christian)

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EGAN ASHLEY YEAGER born Nov. 8, 1990 in McKinney, Texas...the daughter of Jeff and Kim Yeager...has nine years of riding experience and prefers the Western discipline...an honors graduate of Athens Christian School...also participated in track, cross country, cheerleading and FCA, among other activities... attending UGA on the HOPE scholarship...chose UGA because of its superior academic and athletic programs ...aspires to become a physician¹s assistant...lists snow skiing as her favorite sport other than equestrian...and in her free time she likes to listen to country music, ride her motorcycle with her family, or volunteer at her church. 2010-11 Georgia Equestrian Guide

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RITTLAN BRYCE WALL…born April 13, 1991 in Dallas, Texas…the daughter of Roy and Holly Wall…has been riding for ten years and prefers the English discipline…joined the equestrian team during open tryouts in August 2009…2007 and 2008 IEA Varsity Open National Champion…2009 High Point Senior IEA Rider Nationals…2008 Equestrian Talent Search Champion…multiple wins and championships in the 3’ hunters and 3’6” Equitation in the southeast and west coast…considers winning nationals twice and her summer internship at Maplewood Stables of Reno, Nev., under Julie Winkel to be career highlights thus far…chose UGA for its academic excellence and riding program… aspires to become a successful psychiatrist while still maintaining a riding career…personal favorites include soccer, raspberry mint chocolate ice cream, photography, and rap, rock, and country music.

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ATELYN MORIAH VAN ALLEN... born March 20, 1989 in Plantation, Fla…the daughter of Bruce and Anne Van Allen…prefers the Western discipline, Horsemanship in particular… 200708: Compiled a 6-4 record in Horsemanship events, including a 6-point win in the season opener vs. Delaware State…had a MVP ride at Auburn, posting a score of 75…competed for Georgia at Southern EQ Championships and also in two of three VENC meets… earned first-alternate status nationally in Horsemanship in the first-ever Varsity EQ individual rankings...2004 All-American

Brittlan Wall

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Western 5-9 Senior Sorrento, Fla. (Lake High Prep)

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MILY VAN DER WALDE…born July 10, 1992 in Houston, Texas…the daughter of Eric van der Walde…has 13 years of riding experience in the Hunt Seat discipline… qualified for the ASPCA Maclay Regional competition…also placed in the Junior Jumpers, Equitation and Large Junior Hunter divisions during the Ocala winter circuit… top ribbons in equitation and hunter classes throughout the country…in both 2008 and 2009, she qualified for and competed in the ASPCA Maclay Finals, as well as the USEF Medal Finals…intends to major in Sports Management at UGA…chose UGA because she loved the campus and the many academic opportunities offered there… also considered TCU, Baylor and Oklahoma State…includes popcorn, star fruit, sprinter Usain Bolt, Will Ferrell, Aaron Vale, and going to concerts among her personal favorites.

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ANA JOYCE WILSON…born May 7, 1989 in Alpharetta, Ga… the daughter of Randy and Pam Wilson…has been riding as long as she’s been alive, and she prefers the Western discipline…2009-10: Compiled a 4-8 mark in Horsemanship… Season highlight was an MVP effort vs. Auburn at Southern EQ Championships…also competed in two Reining rides…2008-09: Competed in one meet against New Mexico State on Feb. 7, scoring a 73…also appeared once in exhibition…2007-08: Competed in one meet, Sept. 23 vs. Delaware State, and won her Horsemanship event where she posted a 73…Parents co-own a quarter horse business, her father is an AQHA judge and her mother is a horse trainer..2008 Winner of the All- Around saddle at the Region 10 Experience…..2007 AQHA Youth World Champion in Yearling Geldings and also Reserve Champion at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress…has qualified nationally for the Youth World Show twice and has been competing in AQHA events for 14 years…includes football, Italian food, all types of music, and shopping among her personal favorites.

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Katelyn Van Allen

Western 5-9 Freshman Ann Arbor, Mich. (Greenhills School)

Western 5-5 Senior Ball Ground, Ga. (Bradenton Prep)

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AURA ALEXANDRIA UPTON... born September 22, 1988 in St. Joseph, Mich...the daughter of Jeff and Shelly Upton…has been riding competitively since age 12…prefers the Western discipline…2009: Competing individually, she won five world and reserve world titles at the APHA world show in Horsemanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Western Pleasure and Western riding with three different horses…2007-08 (at UGA): The team’s Rookie of the Year Award among Western riders…won the Reserve championship at the Varsity National meet for Horsemanship…posted a 8-4-1 record in Horsemanship, including a 1.5-point win in the season finale vs. TCU at VENC…also posted a 3.5-point win vs. South Carolina at Southern EQ championships…had two MVP rides vs. OSU and Kansas State…was ranked 4th in Horsemanship in the first-ever Varsity EQ individual rankings... Five time APHA World Champion in Western Pleasure, western riding, and hunter under saddle …also in 2007, she was twice an APHA Reserve World Champion in Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure…Top 5 overall in the nation with three different horses….considers winning world titles in every event she has shown to be her career highlights thus far… graduated from Covenant Christian with highest honors…includes her dog Georgia, her horses, blaring music and singing in the car, and hanging out with friends and family among her personal favorites.

Dana Wilson OUTLOOK

Western 5-6 Senior Melbourne, Fla. (Covenant Christian)

Quarter Horse Congress Champion in Horsemanship…also 4th place at 2005 World Show and Reserve Champion at Congress, accolades that she considers highlights thus far in her riding career…aspires to become a journalist.


OUTLOOK

UGA Horses

Artie

Abner

Bo

Ashe

11-year-old gelding Horsemanship Donor: Cheryl Gray

8-year-old gelding Horsemanship Donors: Haaland Family

9-year-old mare Reiner Donor: John & Katarina Dorminy

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9-year-old gelding Horsemanship Donor: Cecilia Hylton

Bristol

Cowboy

Chai

Davey

10-year-old gelding Reiner Owner: UGA Athletic Assn.

11-year-old gelding Hunter Donor: Kessler Family

11-year-old gelding Hunter Donor: Dr. Dawne Lazar

RIDERS

7-year-old gelding Hunter Donor: Annette Delaplaine

Dixie

HORSES

Dexter

Dungaree

Dude

12-year-old mare Horsemanship Donor: Meneely Show Horses, Ltd.

8-year-old mare Reiner Lender: Meghan Boenig

9-year-old gelding Horsemanship Owner: Janine Nunn

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19-year-old gelding Hunter Donor: Susan Dodson

Ernie

9-year-old gelding Hunter Donors: Gary Harber & Anneliese Vogt-Harber

Griffin

15-year-old gelding Hunter Donor: Tom Gutierrez

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Grady

Freejac

11-year-old gelding Hunter Lender: Mona Maerz

15-year-old gelding Reiner Donor: Kandace Stewart

Hampton

12-year-old gelding Hunter Donor: Pam Farrell


UGA Horses

Jessie

5-year-old mare Reiner Donor: Calvin Burger

Kat

OUTLOOK

Hershey

9-year-old gelding Horsemanship Donors: Ken Kennedy

Landslide

8-year-old mare Reiner Donor: Calvin Burger

17-year-old gelding Hunter Donor: Susanne Singmaster

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15-year-old mare Hunter Donor: The Ritter Family

Nellie

15-year-old mare Horsemanship Donor: Billie Underwood

Nelson

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Moulin Rouge

Norris

11-year-old gelding Hunter Donor: Michael & Charlotte Knowles

17-year-old gelding Reiner Donor: Wayne Norris

RIDERS

Peppy

6-year-old gelding Reiner Donor: Jewett Tucker

Orlando

Otto

14-year-old gelding Hunter Donor: Steve Doerter

9-year-old gelding Horsemanship Donor: Marisol Lambert

Pebbles

HISTORY

Ozzie

9-year-old gelding Hunter Donors: Polly & Peter Hemingway

Oliver

12-year-old gelding Hunter Donor: Jana & Michael Coyle

HORSES

OJ

12-year-old gelding Horsemanship Donor: Amanda Jones

10-year-old gelding Hunter Lender: Collins Daye

Peter

10-year-old gelding Hunter Donor: Carolyn Donohue

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UGA Horses

Piney

Reba

Q

12-year-old gelding Horsemanship Donors: Michael & Tammy Freilich

Reebok

8-year-old mare Horsemanship Donor: Brenda Trammell

7-year-old mare Western Donor: Kathy Frasier-Norton

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INTRO

11-year-old gelding Hunter Lender: Thatcher Family

Rex

Sam

Rita

Riant

10-year-old gelding Hunter Donor: Jill Shulman

8-year-old gelding Hunter Donor: The Jayne Family

12-year-old mare Hunter Donor: The Kessler Family

RIDERS

13-year-old gelding Hunter Donor: Antonella Lemos

HORSES

Smoothie

Sweed

10-year-old mare Horsemanship Donor: Debbie Perkowski

Titletown

Tony

10-year-old gelding Hunter Donor: The Alexander Family

12-year-old gelding Hunter Donors: Polly & Peter Hemingway

HISTORY

13-year-old gelding Reiner Owners: John & Katarina Dorminy

Tuffy

6-year-old gelding Horsemanship Donor: Brenda Trammell

Wills

16-year-old gelding Hunter Lender: Rachel Garrison

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Waffle

13-year-old gelding Hunter Donors: Shari & Michael Staines

Whiz

11-year-old gelding Reiner Donor: Sam Burger

Woody

12-year-old gelding Reiner Owner: UGA Athletic Association


2010 Review Bulldogs Take Third Straight Title

It took the first ride-off in the sport’s history, but Georgia captured its third consecutive overall team championship at the Varsity National meet in April.

title with a narrow 5-3 victory over Auburn. Freshmen Carly Anthony and Grace Rogers saved the day, winning three of Georgia’s five points. Anthony, in fact, produced points in both events. Other winning points came from Jenkins and Lipman in the Fences competition. Georgia’s Western team finished fourth in its final team standings. The fifth-seeded Bulldogs dropped a narrow decision to South Carolina in a match that required a tie-breaker to settle the outcome. USC prevailed after raw scores were tallied, 976-973.5.

Hunters Take 1st; Western 4th Earlier on championship day, the Bulldog Hunt Seat team won its second straight

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beth Solch in Equitation on the Flat. The Bulldogs also got a winning ride from Kacy Jenkins in Fences while Texas A&M won both Western events. Each team’s raw scores were tallied once Georgia and Texas A&M split the four events. The margin of Morris’ ride, however, provided the necessary cushion for Georgia to outlast the Aggies by the final tally of 603.5 to 579.

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When both Hunt Seat and Western team competitions had played out, both Georgia and Texas A&M had won titles, Georgia the former and A&M the latter. That put them in a first-place tie in the overall standings with 51 points, necessitating the first rideoff in the history of this event. The rideoff consisted of four head-tohead dual matches, one per event. Georgia essentially sealed its victory in the opening event, when sophomore Michelle Morris won a 174-144 decision over A&M’s Eliza-

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First-Ever ‘Rideoff’ for Championship

OUTLOOK

Collegiate equestrian on the varsity level has only been around for eight years. During that span, Georgia has taken its rule over this young sport to a dynastic level. The 2010 Bulldog squad needed two kinds of tie-breakers to settle the issue, but they prevailed over Texas A&M to capture the overall crown at the Varsity National Championships in Waco, Texas on April 17. The most recent crown is Georgia’s fifth in eight years and third straight at the Heart ‘O Texas Fairground Complex in Waco. “This was just an incredible day and, I believe, the most special, most meaningful championship we’ve won so far,” Georgia coach Meghan Boenig said. “It was harder this year because the competition was so fierce. We had to fight for everything we got.”

2009-10 Results

Georgia 9, SMU 3 (HS only) Sept. 20 -- Bishop, Ga. English Equitation Over Fences UGA 4 SMU 2 Michelle Morris 78 Lauren Lieberman 55 Katie Brown 79 Emily Gardner 77

Georgia 10, UT-Martin 5 Oct. 2 -- Martin, Tenn. English Equitation On the Flat UGA 2 UTM 2 Michelle Morris 0 Caroline Cramer 79 Emma Lipman 78 Kelsey Abell 83 Daisy Whelan* 89 Michelle Thompson 72 Carly Anthony 86 Katie Miranda 77 Western Horsemanship UGA 1 UTM 3 Lauren Love 72 Hannah Derks 72.5 Ali Eidson 76 Heidi Grimm* 75.5 Alicia Shrum 69.5 Stephanie Sanders 70.5 Maria Salazar 60 Michelle Chullock 69 English Equitation Over Fences UGA 4 UTM 0 Emma Lipman 77 Caroline Cramer* 76 Michelle Morris 74 Brittany Kasprack 55 Kacy Jenkins 65 Madeline Brown 40 Carly Anthony 72 Katie Miranda 63 Western Reining UGA 3 UTM 0 Kelly Truesdell* 70 Hannah Derks 68 Hannah Dyer 66 Blair Childress 66 Sarah Locker 71 Stephanie Sanders 64

Date

Opponent

Location

Sept. 19 Texas Christian Bishop, Ga. Sept. 20 SMU (HS Only) Bishop, Ga. Oct. 2 UT-Martin Martin, Tenn. Oct. 17 Texas A&M Bishop, Ga. Oct. 23 at South Carolina Blythewood, S.C. Nov. 6 Fresno State Bishop, Ga. Nov. 13 Auburn Bishop, Ga. Feb. 13 New Mexico State Bishop, Ga. Feb. 27 South Carolina Bishop, Ga. Feb. 28 Baylor Bishop, Ga. Mar. 6 at Auburn Auburn, Ala. Mar. 7 at Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. Mar. 19 at Delaware State Dover, Del. Mar. 20 at Sacred Heart Fairfield, Conn. Mar. 27 at Auburn (Sou. EQ Champ) Auburn, Ala. Apr. 15-17 Varsity EQ National Champ. Waco, Texas Becca Haaland 68.5

Heidi Grimm 66

Georgia 1364.5 - Texas A&M 1314.5 Oct. 17 -- Bishop, Ga. English Equitation Over Fences UGA 3 TAMU 2 Michelle Morris 76 Lindsay Smith 60 Carly Anthony* 85 Maggie Earle 84 Grace Rogers 82 Lia Chaffe 83 Emma Lipman 81 Brooke Coleman 82 Kacy Jenkins 78 Kori Pickett 63 Western Horsemanship UGA 1 TAMU 3 Lauren Love 70.5 Carey Nowacek 71.5 Dana Wilson 72.5 Katie Lisabeth 73

Result

L, 9-11 W, 9-3 W, 10-5 W, 1364.5-1314.5 W, 12-8 W, 14-6 W, 12-8 W, 17-3 W, 13-6 W, 13-6 L, 6-12 W, 14-6 W, 9-5 W, 16-0 L, 7-12 Overall - 1st HS - 1st, W - 4th

HISTORY

English Equitation On the Flat UGA 3 TCU 2 Emma Lipman 83.5 Tassie Munroe 66.5 Daisy Whelan 83.5 Julie Skobel 69.5 Nina Pola 75 Milana Trunio 78 Michelle Morris* 87 Callie Selchav 84 Katie Hagerty 77.5 Jessica Hagen 79.5 Western Horsemanship UGA 1 TCU 4 Dana Wilson 74.5 Kelsey Huffmon 75 Alicia Shrum 76 Chloe Baker 73.5 Lauren Love 70 Courtney Chown* 76 Ali Eidson 73 Carrie von Uhlit 75 Maria Salazar 67 Ashley Aikman 68 English Equitation Over Fences UGA 3 TCU 2 Emma Lipman* 85 Lauren Quiroz 75 Kelsey Delaplaine 67 Victoria Lee 77 Michelle Morris 74 Juli Skobel 73 Nina Pola 76 Taylor Frederick 77 Kacy Jenkins 80 Tassie Munroe 79 Western Reining UGA 2 TCU 3 Becca Haaland 69 Kolby Simonson 64.5 Hannah Dyer 67.5 Kelsey Huffmon 69.5 Sarah Locker 66 Carrie von Uhlit* 66.5 Kelly Truesdell 68.5 Chloe Baker 66.5 Melanie Galbraith 66 Ashton Mickunas 68

Emma Lipman 79 Lucy Needham 67 Allison Haspel 73 Kate Wilson 75 Kacy Jenkins 80 Alex Ross 70 Kelsey Delaplaine 66 Mallory Olson* 77 English Equitation on the Flat UGA 5 SMU 1 Nina Pola 64 Claire Wenholz 59 Katie Hagerty 67 Kristen Collins 73 Kelsey Delaplaine 70 Jennifer Weeks 64 Daisy Whelan 67 Morgan Toal 55 Emma Lipman 75 Laura Ratliff 66 Michelle Morris* 73 Mia VanDyke 58

HORSES

TCU 11, Georgia 9 Sept. 19 - Bishop, Ga.

Ali Eidson 74 Cailey Dreyer 74 Alicia Shrum* 74.5 Randi Standley 74 Sarah Gravely 72 Caroline Gunn 74.5 English Equitation on the Flat UGA 4 TAMU 1 Daisy Whelan 72 Elizabeth Solch 80 Grace Rogers 65 Hannah Soibelman 52 Carly Anthony 87 Megan Webb 76 Michelle Morris* 87 Christine Heine 67 Emma Lipman 76 Brittney Dodson 69 Western Reining UGA 1 TAMU 3 Hannah Dyer 68 Courtney Dawe 71.5 Becca Haaland 68 Tara Christiansen 67 Sara Locker 72 Randi Standley* 73.5 Diandra St. Hilaire 69 Maggie Gratny 70.5 Kelly Truesdell 68 Abigail Grabein 68

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OUTLOOK

Georgia 12, South Carolina 8 Oct. 23 -- Blythewood, S.C. Equitation Over Fences UGA 4 USC 1 Michelle Morris 78 Kimberly McCormack 55 Grace Rogers 65 Eleanor Kunsman* 86 Kacy Jenkins 88 Megan Massaro 84 Carly Anthony 89 Nicole Bourgeois 87.5 Emma Lipman 90 Paige Dekko 87 Western Horsemanship UGA 2 USC 3 Maria Salazar 69.5 Maggie Fortune 71.5 Ali Eidson 70.5 Emily Bookwalter* 72.5 Sarah Gravely 72 Taylor Singmaster 68.5 Dana Wilson 69 Hailey Thornton 71 Alicia Shrum 71 Amy Biffle 69 Equitation on the Flat UGA 3 USC 2 Emma Lipman 70 Colvin Hedgepeth 63 Michelle Morris 56 Megan Massaro 64 Daisy Whelan 73.5 Kimberly McCormick 75 Carly Anthony* 84 Carly Babcock 64 Grace Rogers 82.5 Alex Haskell 80 Western Reining UGA 3 USC 2 Dana Wilson 66 Amanda Pope 69 Sarah Locker* 72.5 Annie L. McDonald 69 Becca Haaland 64.5 Lydia Roof 61 Diandra St. Hilaire 67.5 Chloe Gray 58.5 Kelly Truesdell 0 Audrey Jewell 66.5

HISTORY

HORSES

RIDERS

Georgia 14, Fresno State 6 Nov. 6 - Bishop, Ga. English Equitation Over Fences UGA 4 FSU 1 Grace Rogers 82 Chelsie Stone 74 Emma Lipman* 91 Jessica Kissell 85 Kacy Jenkins 83 Jennifer Story 79 Michelle Morris 84 Holly Elsbernd 81 Carly Anthony 78 Lisa Wells 88 Western Horsemanship UGA 2 FSU 3 Dana Wilson 71 Sammie Jo Stone 76.5 Alicia Shrum 71 Madison Silver 74.5 Maria Salazar* 77.5 Allison Warkentin 71.5 Carly Lambros 73.5 Nicole Roworth 66.5 Sarah Gravely 71 Christa Bezzley 74.5 English Equitation on the Flat UGA 5 FSU 0 Carly Anthony* 87 Jessica Kissell 68 Michelle Morris 85 Nichole Roworth 76 Grace Rogers 85 Lanie Madrazo 77 Daisy Whelan 73 Kimberly Steinbuch 67 Emma Lipman 82 Caitlin Marshall 74 Western Reining UGA 3 FSU 2 Kelly Truesdell 71.5 Shawna McClurg 68 Dana Wilson 67 Elizabeth Thomasian 70 Diandra St. Hilaire 74 Sydney Coletti 68.5 Sarah Locker 73.5 Rebecca Barnes 72 Becca Haaland 69.5 Jillian Tebbe* 72.5

Georgia 12, Auburn 8 Nov. 13 - Bishop, Ga. English Equitation Over Fences UGA 4 AU 1 Carly Anthony* 85 Dottie Grubb 81 Grace Rogers 72 Maggie McAlary 84 Kacy Jenkins 75 Anna Schierholz 60 Emma Lipman 82 Anna Becker 79 Michelle Morris 80 Grace Socha 74 Western Horsemanship UGA 1 AU 4 Ali Eidson 65 Indy Roper 71.5 Alicia Shrum 72 Kylie Miller 71.5 Lauren Love 73.5 Bailey Dymond 74 Maria Salazar 64.5 Jessica Jones 72 Dana Wilson 72 Kristin Hansen* 73 English Equitation on the Flat UGA 3 AU 2 Emma Lipman 61 Katie Breedlove 69 Grace Rogers* 80 Chelsea Anheuser 65

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Carly Anthony 77 Anna Becker 60 Michelle Morris 77 Lindsay Portela 69 Daisy Whelan 61 Maggie McAlary 78 Western Reining UGA 4 AU 1 Kelly Truesdell 72 Jillian Fuller 71.5 Becca Haaland 69.5 Lyndsey Jordan 70 Sarah Locker* 76 Jessica Jones 74 Diandra St. Hilaire 70.5 Kim Pope 70 Marianne Grebel 69.5 Paige Monfore 67

Georgia 17, New Mexico State 3 Feb. 13 -- Bishop, Ga. Equitation Over Fences UGA 5 NMSU 0 Kacy Jenkins 74 Marisa Bernal 73 Michelle Morris 78 Laura Bostwick 77 Daisy Whelan 79 Amy Lang 72 Carly Anthony* 85 Brianna Raab 72 Emma Lipman 80 Chelsae Keyes 75 Western Horsemanship UGA 4 NMSU 1 Sarah Gravely 72 Codi Binkerd 69 Michelle Fulcher 72 Pamela Evans 68.5 Alicia Shrum* 72 Rachael Krause 71.5 Lauren Love 68 Megan Gould 70.5 Ali Eidson 71.5 Chelsea Campbell 67.5 Equitation on the Flat UGA 4 NMSU 1 Carly Anthony 80 Marisa Bernal 69 Daisy Whelan 76 Brianna Raab 71 Michelle Morris* 85 Jennifer Friend 69 Emma Lipman 81 Laura Bostwick 71 Grace Rogers 66 Chelsae Keyes 72 Western Reining UGA 4 NMSU 1 Becca Haaland* 71.5 Breanna Bertrand 72 Kelly Truesdell 69.5 Kate Goodwin 69 Sarah Locker 71 Kyra Cruse 65 Hannah Dyer 71 Rebecca McReynolds 68.5 Diandra St. Hilaire 71.5 Rachael Krause 70.5

Georgia 13, South Carolina 6 Feb. 27 -- Bishop, Ga. English Equitation Over Fences UGA 2 USC 2 Michelle Morris 77 Alex Arute 73 Grace Rogers 87 Carolyn Curcio 83 Carly Anthony* 85 Kimberly McCormack 90 Kacy Jenkins 88 Nicole Bourgeois 89 Emma Lipman 76 Eleanor Kunsman 76 Western Horsemanship UGA 3 USC 2 Maria Salazar 74.5 Amy Biffle 71 Ali Eidson 74 Hailey Thornton 73 Michelle Fulcher 68 Taylor Singmaster* 75.5 Lauren Love 64.5 Emily Bookwalter 75 Alicia Shrum 75.5 Maggie Fortune 71.5 English Equitation on the Flat UGA 4 USC 1 Daisy Whelan 76 Paige Dekko 66 Emma Lipman 61 Colvin Hedgepeth 78 Carly Anthony 85 Alex Haskell 65 Grace Rogers* 82 Kimberly McCormack 79 Michelle Morris 67 Carly Babcock 57 Western Reining UGA 4 USC 1 Becca Haaland 75 Audrey Jewell 70 Kelly Truesdell 68 Chloe Gray 72.5 Sarah Locker* 78.5 Amanda Pope 74.5 Hannah Dyer 73.5 Lydia Roof 69 Diandra St. Hilaire 73.5 A. L. McDonald 71.5

Georgia 13, Baylor 6 Feb. 28 -- Bishop, Ga. English Equitation Over Fences UGA 2 BU 2 Emma Lipman 84 Lisa Goldman* 86 Carly Anthony 80 Heather Healy 78

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Daisy Whelan 74 Taylor Brown 79 Michelle Morris 86 Kendra Vicary 72 Kacy Jenkins 85 Kara Fergusson 85 Western Horsemanship UGA 4 BU 1 Ali Eidson 74.5 Lindsay Douglas 72.5 Michelle Fulcher 73.5 Megan Murphy 78 Alicia Shrum* 78 Ashley Garza 77 Lauren Love 75 Lindsey Tomko 74.5 Sarah Gravely 76 Allison Orosz 75 English Equitation on the Flat UGA 5 BU 0 Carly Anthony 76 Kim Woodsum 64 Grace Rogers 86 Mary Smitson 78 Michelle Morris 83 Heather Healy 79 Emma Lipman* Melanie Appel 82 Katie Hagerty 81 Margaret Beaudoin 72 Western Reining UGA 2 BU 3 Kelly Truesdell 71 Katie Buss 74 Sarah Locker 74.5 Lindsey Tomko 71 Hannah Dyer 74 Amber Mooney 75.5 Diandra St. Hilaire 74 Madelyn Mooney* 76.5 Becca Haaland 71.5 Olivia Rogers 69

Auburn 11, Georgia 6 March 6 -- Auburn, Ala. English Equitation Over Fences UGA 2 AU 2 Michelle Morris 82 Dottie Grubb 83 Carly Anthony 85 Maggie McAlary* 79 Grace Rogers 77 Grace Socha 84 Kacy Jenkins 77 Anna Schierholz 62 Emma Lipman 80 Ali Loprete 80 Western Horsemanship UGA 2 AU 3 Michelle Fulcher* 72 Indy Roper 71 Maria Salazar 70 Bailey Dymond 73 Ali Eidson 67.5 Kristin Hansen 71 Alicia Shrum 68.5 Kylie Miller 62.5 Lauren Love 69.5 Jessica Jones 72.5 English Equitation on the Flat UGA 0 AU 4 Grace Rogers 49 Chelsea Anheuser 65 Katie Hagerty 78 Katie Breedlove 82 Emma Lipman 74 Lindsey Portela* 82 Michelle Morris 74 Maggie McAlary 74 Carly Anthony 74 Anna Becker 79 Western Reining UGA 2 AU 2 Hannah Dyer 69.5 Jillian Fuller 71 Sarah Locker 68.5 Lyndsay Jordan* 70.5 Kelly Truesdell 67.5 Indy Roper 66 Becca Haaland 71 Kim Pope 70 Diandra St. Hilaire 68 Paige Monfore 68.5

Georgia 14, Kansas State 6 March 7 -- Manhattan, Kan. English Equitation Over Fences UGA 4 KSU 1 Emma Lipman 77 Bridget Doyle 73 Carly Anthony 80 Kristen Rheinlander 78 Grace Rogers 80 Kali Yates 77 Kacy Jenkins 72 Katie Mellon 77 Michelle Morris 75 Jen Rawle 67 Western Horsemanship UGA 4 KSU 1 Maria Salazar 72.5 Courtney Watters 70.5 Alicia Shrum 67 Alyssa Freeman 72 Ali Eidson 68.5 Laura Browne 67 Laure Nlove 73.5 Hannah Ribera 70.5 Michelle Fulcher 73 Mikaela Sundgren 71.5 English Equitation on the Flat UGA 4 KSU 1 Grace Rogers 69 Larissa Laffey 62 Emma Lipman 84 Ashley Collet 68 Michelle Morris 85 Kali Yates 72 Carly Anthony 77 Katie Mellon 63 Daisy Whelan 47 Christina Costello 65 Western Reining UGA 2 KSU 3 Sarah Locker 71.5 Sam Etsell 70.5 Hannah Dyer 71 Kaylee Stout 72 Kelly Truesdell 65.5 Morgan Campbell 68.5 Diandra St. Hilaire 67 Tara Hallan 73 Becca Haaland 64.5 Alecia Zimbelman 63

Georgia 9, Delaware State 5 March 19 -- Dover, Del. English Equitation Over Fences UGA 3 DSU 1 Carly Anthony 82 Frayser Tuttle 73 Emma Lipman 73.5 Kayleigh Kambach 67 Kacy Jenkins 76 Kayla Blair 79 Michelle Morris 77 Kamerra Brown 74 Western Horsemanship UGA 2 DSU 1 Michelle Fulcher 75.5 Amanda Hotz 73 Dana Wilson 70 Jennifer Pierson 68.5 Lauren Love 72.5 Morgan Scuse 72.5 Ali Eidson 67.5 70 English Equitation on the Flat UGA 2 DSU 2 Carly Anthony 69 Caroline Foltz 73 Emma Lipman 66 Kamerra Brown 77 Grace Rogers 55 Ashley Butler 52 Michelle Morris 81 Frayser Tuttle 66 Western Reining UGA 2 DSU 1 Sarah Locker 72.5 Alicia Maynard 68 Becca Haaland 67 Morgan Scuse 66 Diandra St. Hilaire 68 Amanda Hotz 68 Hannah Dyer 61.5 Kenzie Trueba 62.5

Georgia 16, Sacred Heart March 20 -- Fairfield, Conn. English Equitation Over Fences UGA 4 SH 0 Emma Lipman 76 Alyessandra Lyons 40 Kacy Jenkins 85 Abbie Britton 72 Carly Anthony* 87 Casey Marino 81 Michelle Morris 78 Adrianna Dattoli 70 Western Horsemanship UGA 4 SH 0 Maria Salazar* 73.5 Colleen Booth 68.5 Dana Wilson 72.5 Alyssa Woronik 70 Ali Eidson 72 Grace Smith 67.5 Lauren Love 71.5 Casey Marino 70 English Equitation on the Flat UGA 4 SH 0 Carly Anthony 72 Casey Marino 67 Michelle Morris* 80 Devan Beaulieu 59 Grace Rogers 69 Adrianna Dattoli 55 Emma Lipman 71 Abbie Britton 65 Western Reining UGA 4 SH 0 Diandra St. Hilaire 66.5 Alyssa Woronik 0 Sarah Locker* 71 Casey Marino 65.5 Becca Haaland 70.5 Molly-Kate Carven 64.5 Kelly Truesdell 69.5 Grace Smith 65

Auburn 12, Georgia 7 March 27 -- Auburn, Ala. English Equitation Over Fences UGA 2 AU 3 Grace Rogers 158 Anna Schierholz 167 Carly Anthony 75 Ali Loprete 110 Michelle Morris 163 Dottie Grubb 157 Kacy Jenkins 160 Maggie McAlary* 174 Emma Lipman 163 Grace Socha 160 Western Horsemanship UGA 1 AU 4 Maria Salazar 141.5 Kristin Hansen 147.5 Alicia Shrum 143 Jessica Jones 146.5 Dana Wilson* 147.5 Kylie Miller 143 Michelle Fulcher 142 Bailey Dymond 148.5 Lauren Love 137 Indy Roper 142 English Equitation on the Flat UGA 3 AU 2 Michelle Morris 121 Cheslea Anheuser 106 Carly Anthony 121 Katie Breedlove 111 Emma Lipman 132 Lindsay Portela 114 Grace Rogers 136 Maggie McAlary* 152 Katie Hagerty 130 Ali Loprete 142 Western Reining UGA 1 AU 3 Diandra St. Hilaire 146 Indy Roper 146 Hannah Dyer 136.5 Jillian Fuller 136 Sarah Locker 141.5 Kim Pope 144 Becca Haaland 121.5 Paige Monfore 142 Kelly Truesdell 134 Lyndsey Jordan 139


Program History Georgia a Leader in Varsity Equestrian

Bulldogs Gallop to Undefeated Regular Season

Bulldogs Nearly Perfect Again In ‘06

Georgia had yet another memorable season, finishing with just one loss in the regular season. The Bulldogs galloped their way through the fall schedule with wins over Kentucky, South Carolina, Berry and Auburn. In addition, the English squad placed first at the Big Eight Tournament held on October 7 and 8 in Athens. Georgia’s lone loss came in College Station, Texas where the western riders finished third at the Big Eight Western Tournament. The Bulldogs wrapped up the regular season with a win at home versus South Carolina and road victories at Fresno State and Auburn. The Bulldogs claimed their third straight Southern Championships before finishing fourth at the Varsity National Equestrian meet.

Results W, 1990-1844 W, 1072-1053 W, 1365.5-1310 W, 1178-1145 L, 1978-1983 W, 1114.5-1108 W, 1005.31-984.34 W, 825-805 W, 1171.5-1143.6 2nd of 7 teams W, 1193.28-942.03 2nd of 3 teams 1st of 11 teams

2004-05 Results Date Sept. 18 Sept. 24 Sept. 25 Oct. 15 Nov. 5 Nov. 13 Feb. 5 Feb. 12 Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 12 Apr. 9 Apr. 14-15

Opponent Berry College (scrimmage) South Carolina South Carolina (scrimmage) Alumni Homecoming Chall. Auburn (scrimmage) Ohio State South Carolina Auburn Texas A&M Kansas State Fresno State Southern EQ Champ. Varsity EQ Nat’l. Champ.

Date Sept. 24 Oct. 7-8 Oct. 21 Nov. 5 Nov. 11 Jan. 27-28 Feb. 11 Feb. 25 Mar. 4 Apr. 8-9 Apr. 20-22

Opponent Kentucky Big Eight English Tourn. South Carolina Berry College Auburn Big Eight Western Tourn. Fresno State South Carolina Auburn Southern EQ Champ. Varsity EQ Nat’l. Champ.

Location Athens, Ga. Athens, Ga. Athens, Ga. Athens, Ga. Athens, Ga. Athens, Ga. Columbia, S.C. Auburn, Ala. College Sta., Texas Athens, Ga. Fresno, Calif. Columbia, S.C. Sante Fe, N.M.

Results W, 1950-1837 W, 1166-1097 W, 1098-1028 W, 2-0 W, 1228-1100 W, 1168-937 W, 1206-1190 W, 1275-1266 W, 1202-1164 W, 1218-1084 W, 901-802 1st 2nd

2005-06 Results Location Athens, Ga. Athens, Ga. Columbia, S.C. Rome, Ga. Athens, Ga. College Sta., Texas Fresno, Calif. Athens, Ga. Auburn, Ala. Athens, Ga. Albuquerque, N.M.

Results W, 1217.5-1182.5 1st W, 1202-1184.75 W, 2236.5-2229.5 W, 1229-1219.5 3rd W, 2064-1924 W, 1246-1231 W, 1228-1167 1st 4th

HISTORY

After defeating Fresno State on March 12, 2005, the Bulldogs completed their first undefeated season in the their history, going 11-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference. Georgia faced South Carolina in the Southern EQ Championships where the Bulldogs knocked off the rival Gamecocks 987-971.625. The Bulldogs first loss of the season came in the Varsity EQ National Championships where they fell to South Carolina 60-51. After only scoring 16 points on day one, Georgia found itself in sixth place. The Bulldogs would later bounce back with three first place finishes.

2003-04 Results

(Competitions Hosted Under NCAA Format) Date Opponent Location Sept. 28 Berry College Athens, Ga. Oct. 3 South Carolina Athens, Ga. Oct. 24 Clemson (scrimmage) Clemson, S.C. Nov. 6 Auburn Athens, Ga. Jan. 31 Berry College (scrimmage) Rome, Ga. Feb. 13 South Carolina Columbia, S.C. Feb. 21 Oklahoma State Athens, Ga. Mar. 5 Auburn Auburn, Ala. Mar. 6 Auburn (scrimmage) Auburn, Ala. Mar. 13 California Classic Fresno, Calif. Mar. 20 Kentucky Athens, Ga. Mar. 27 Southern EQ Champ. Auburn, Ala. Apr. 23-24 Varsity EQ Nat’l. Champ. Conyers, Ga.

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The Georgia equestrian team capped its second year of competition in grand style successfully defending its overall title at the sport’s national championship meet. Coach Meghan Boenig’s team trailed SEC rival Auburn by 14 points after the first day of riding. The Bulldogs, however, took control of the meet on the final day winning four of the seven flights and placing second in two others. Auburn finished second with 49 points behind Georgia’s 60 in the final team standings. Oklahoma State was third at the third annual event which was held this year at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Ga. Georgia also took first place in the hunt seat standings easily outpointing Auburn 32-23. The Bulldogs placed second to Oklahoma State in the western standings by a 28-29 count.

Three Qualify 1st Overall 1st Three Individuals

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Georgia Wins Second Straight Varsity Equestrian Championship in 2004

Results 2nd 2nd (H)/1st (W) 2nd 1st (H)/4th (W) 2nd (H)/2nd (W)

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Georgia’s inaugural campaign of Equestrian in 2003 was exciting enough in itself. The final month of the season, however, made it unforgettable. This amazing streak started when the Bulldogs took first place at the Varsity Equestrian National Championships in College Station, Texas, on the weekend of April 18-19. The field of competing teams was comprised of nearly every school in the country which sponsors equestrian as a varsity sport. It continued the very next weekend when Georgia took first place at the Southern Equestrian Championship, a show in Athens that equated to competition for the SEC title. Participating were the three SEC schools that already have Equestrian on the varsity level - Georgia, Auburn and South Carolina - as well as three schools (Florida, Miss. State and Vanderbilt) whose programs hope to reach varsity status.

2002-03 Results

(Competitions Hosted Under IHSA Rules) Date Opponent Location Sept. 28 at South Carolina Columbia, S.C. Nov. 2-3 at Judson College Marion, Ala. Nov. 23 UGA Invitational Athens, Ga. Feb. 15 at South Carolina Columbia, S.C. Mar. 8-9 at Auburn Auburn, Ala. Mar. 22 IHSA Regionals Auburn, Ala. Apr. 5-6 IHSA Zones Statesboro, Ga. Apr. 19 Varsity Nat’l. Champ. College Sta., Texas Apr. 26-27 SEC Invitational (Exh.) Athens, Ga. May 2-4 IHSA Nationals Murfreesboro, Tenn.

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First Season Closes With a Bang

The 2006-07 team enjoyed a strong regular season finishing with a 9-2 record including an unblemished mark of 6-0 at home where it remains undefeated over the past five years. Georgia swept the 2006 Varsity Equestrian National Champion Auburn Tigers and picked up a win against the would-be 2007 Champion South Carolina Gamecocks. The Bulldogs closed out their fourth consecutive undefeated fall season with the win against Berry College on Nov 19. In addition, Georgia boasts an unblemished record of 23-0 in

OUTLOOK

n June of 2001, Georgia took a bold step forward in the development of its athletics program when Equestrian was added as the 21st varsity intercollegiate sport. In the eight years since, the Bulldogs’ program has become a national leader, both in the performance and in the movement, toward sponsorship by the NCAA.

Bulldogs Record Another Successful Season in 2007

2006-07 Results Date Opponent Sept. 23-24 Kansas State, Baylor Oct. 6 South Carolina Oct. 21 New Mexico State Nov. 10 Auburn Nov. 19 Berry Feb. 10 Baylor Feb. 17 Auburn Mar. 3 South Carolina Mar. 11 Kansas State Mar. 24 SMU Apr. 6-7 Southern EQ Champ. Apr. 18-20 Varsity EQ Nat’l. Champ.

Location Athens, Ga. Athens, Ga. Las Cruces, N.M. Auburn, Ala. Athens, Ga. Waco, Texas Athens, Ga. Columbia, S.C. Manhattan, Kan. Athens, Ga. Auburn, Ala. Waco, Texas

Results 1st W, 9-6 W, 16-11 W, 12-7 W, 25-5 W, 9-7 W, 14-6 L, 4-15 L, 8-11 W, 10-4 W, 12-6 3rd overall

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Banner Season Ends with Another Title

With a resounding win in the Hunt Seat discipline and a fourth-place finish in Western, Georgia concluded the 2008-09 season by taking home its second straight overall title at the Varsity EQ National Championships in Waco, Texas. The Bulldogs totaled 51 points in the standings, nine better than runner-up Texas A&M. Both Haylie Jayne and Kelley Cowperthwait were stalwarts in Georgia’s advance to the Hunt Seat championship. They led the Bulldogs to a 7-1 victory over Auburn, each with a winning ride in Equitation over Fences and Jayne also pointing in the Flat competition. Just over 12 hours before, however, the Bulldogs needed clutch points from Emma Lipman and Kacy Jenkins in Fences to stave off elimination by South Carolina in the semifinals. For the second straight year, Georgia brought home one of the four individual national championships that were introduced to the sport in 2008. This year, junior Haylie Jayne won the Equitation over Fences crown in a match with her teammate and good friend, Kelley Cowperthwait.

2007-08 Results Date Sept. 23 Sept. 29 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Nov. 3 Nov. 11 Feb. 16 Feb. 17 Feb. 23 Mar. 7 Mar. 9 Mar. 29 Apr. 16-19

Opponent Location Delaware State Athens, Ga. Texas Christian Athens, Ga. Baylor Waco, Texas SMU (Hunt Seat Only) Athens, Ga. Texas A&M College Sta., Texas Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, Texas South Carolina Columbia, S.C. Auburn Athens, Ga. Oklahoma State Athens, Ga. Baylor Athens, Ga. South Carolina Athens, Ga. Auburn Auburn, Ala. Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. South Carolina% Columbia, S.C. Varsity EQ Champ. Waco, Texas %Southern EQ Championships *Won tie-breaker

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OUTLOOK

Bulldog Riders Return To Winner’s Circle in 2008

Georgia won its third national Equestrian team title in just six years of existence when the Bulldogs took first place in the overall standings at the 2008 Varsity National Championships in Waco, Texas. The Bulldog riders claimed their first national crown since 2004 without finishing first in either riding discipline. Georgia’s Western squad narrowly missed a victory when it dropped a tie-breaker to Texas Christian on Saturday. The two teams had ridden to a 4-4 draw before the Horned Frogs outpointed Georgia in the sum of raw scores, 1027-1026. Still, Georgia’s strong finish in both disciplines allowed the Bulldogs to claim a team title with surprising ease. Their total of 49 points surpassed runner-up Texas A&M, which totaled 38, and third-place Auburn’s 36 points. A new feature of the VENC meet were the competitions for individual titles in the four riding events. Georgia sophomore Sarah Locker claimed the title in Western Reining. Teammates Haylie Jayne in Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat and Laura Upton in Western Horsemanship won Reserve status as runners-up in their competitions.

Adams, Meghan................ 2007-08-09-10 Akins, Kristy.......................2005-06-07-08 Allsopp, Cordy............................. 2006-07 Andes, Alex................................. 2009-10 Anthony, Carly...................................2010 Ashcraft, Sarah....................... 2006-07-08 Bailey, Jessica............................. 2005-06 Baker, Samantha...............................2010 Barge, Jamie.....................................2006 Berkowitz, Rachel................... 2004-05-06 Berry, Kelsey............................... 2009-10 Blair, Michelle.................... 2005-06-07-08 Blanchard, Krissan............ 2007-08-09-10 Bobilev, Anastasia.................. 2008-09-10 Bohn, Megan.......................... 2004-05-06 Bonau, Kelly...................... 2005-06-07-08 Bradley, Elizabeth.............. 2003-04-05-06 Breedlove, Nikki.................................. SQ Brock, Alison................................ 2006-07 Brown, Heather.................................2006 Brown, Janice..........................2003, 2005 Brown, Katie................................ 2009-10 Buck, Loren....................... 2005-06-07-08 Buis, Dawn.................................. 2007-08 Burke, Tracy........................................ SQ Campbell, Jessy.......................... 2005-06 Carraway, Melanie.............................2010 Chandler, Ashley............... 2005-06-07-08 Christensen, Shannon.............2003, 2005 Clinton, Lea.......................................2003 Cosby, Marion....................................2007 Cowperthwait, Kelley......... 2006-07-08-09 Cundiff, Ivey......................................... SQ Darby, Megan......................... 2005-06-07 Davidson, Brooke..............................2006 Daye, Collins............................... 2003-04 DeHaven, Myria........................... 2003-04 Delaplaine, Kelsey.............................2010 Drury, Melinda................... 2006-07-09-10 Dunnam, Lauren................................2003 Dunsmore, Sarah.............. 2004-05-06-07 Dwyer, Erin........................2006-07-08-09 Dyer, Hannah......................... 2008-09-10 Ebright, Sabrina.................................2003 Eidson, Ali.................................... 2009-10 Ellingson, Kari........................ 2004-05-06 Fairley, Angel.....................................2003 Felker, Allison...................................... SQ Fellows, Amber............................ 2007-08

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2008-09 Results Results W, 13-7 W, 10-10* W, 16-8 W, 12-0 L, 11-9 W, 12-4 L, 11-7 W, 12-5 W, 10-8 W, 13-7 W, 14-5 W, 11-7 W, 11-7 W, 10-10* Overall - 1st HS - 3rd, W - 2nd

Date Sept. 20 Sept. 21 Oct. 3 Oct. 18 Nov. 7 Nov. 8 Nov. 21 Nov. 22 Nov. 23 Feb. 7 Feb. 21 Feb. 28 Mar. 27 Apr. 3 Apr. 4 Apr. 16-18

Opponent Location Kansas State Athens Fresno State Athens Delaware State Dover, Del. Auburn Auburn, Ala. SMU (HS Only) Athens South Carolina Athens Baylor Waco, Texas Texas Christian Ft. Worth, Texas SMU (HS Only) Dallas, Texas Fresno State Fresno, Calif. New Mexico State Fresno, Calif. South Carolina Columbia, S.C. Auburn Bishop, Ga. Tennessee-Martin Bishop, Ga. South Carolina* Bishop, Ga. Auburn* Bishop, Ga. Varsity EQ Nationals Waco, Texas *Southern Equestrian Championships

All-Time Letterwinners

Fiebelman, Julie.................................. SQ Finder, Alex........................2007-08-09-10 Finn, Lindsay............................... 2003-04 Fiorentino, Logan................... 2005-06-07 Flournoy, Camille...............................2003 Foley, Katie.................................. 2004-05 Ford, Mendy............................2003, 2005 Fowler, Tricia..................... 2004-05-06-07 Francis, Ann......................................2010 Freeman, Jenny................................2010 Fronczac, Sara Jane.........................2003 Fulcher, Michelle...............................2010 Fulp, Mary Marshall..................... 2007-08 Furbish, Emily....................................2009 Galbraith, Melanie.............................2010 Gardner, Caroline.............. 2004-05-06-07 Gebhardt, Jennifer....................... 2005-06 Goblisch, Erin.............................. 2003-04 Gonterman, Margo...................... 2007-08 Grant, Nichole............................. 2008-09 Gravely, Sarah............................. 2009-10 Grebel, Marianne.................... 2008-09-10 Greve, Ashley....................................2003 Haaland, Becca.................................2010 Hagerty, Katie.............................. 2009-10 Hanafi, Amanda................. 2007-08-09-10 Hand, Katie........................................2007 Harper, Leigh.......................... 2004-05-06 Haskins, Hayley.................................2010 Haspel, Allison...................................2010 Haygood, Lauren................................. SQ Hedrick, Monnye...............................2003 Helmholz, Erin........................ 2007-08-09 Hemingway, Lauren................ 2005-06-07 Hemingway, Sara.............. 2007-08-09-10 Hernandez, Erin.......................... 2003-04 Hermann, Ashley...............................2003 Herzberg, Catherine.................... 2007-08 Heusner, Leigh..................................2003 Hichborn, Anna.................. 2004-05-06-07 Hicks, Loren......................................2003 Howard, Rachel.................................2010 Howe, Madeleine......................... 2009-10 Hughes, Kelley..................................2003 Hughes, Meagan...............................2007 Hush, Allie.................... 2005-06-07, 2009 Hutsell, Staci..................... 2003-04-05-06 Immel, Leslie.......................... 2005-06-07 Jayne, Haylie.......................... 2007-08-09

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Jenkins, Kacy......................... 2008-09-10 Johnson, Jacqueline..........................2010 Johnson, Kate........................ 2008-09-10 Johnston, Colleen..............................2004 Johnston, Kaitlin..................... 2006-07-08 Jones, Emily......................................2008 Keane, Kaitlin....................................2008 Keene, Emily....................................... SQ Kennedy, Dana.............2005-06-07-08-09 Kirkpatrick, Jordan.................. 2007-08-09 Klebesadel, Amy.......................... 2008-09 Kline, Rachel....................................... SQ Knowles, Sadie............................ 2004-05 Kolaski, Kristen.................................... SQ Korn, Jana................................... 2003-04 Kulwicki, Lauren................ 2006-07-08-09 Lambros, Carly..................................2010 Larson, Shannon...............................2008 Lewis, Emily...................... 2003-04-05-06 Lewis, Rachel.............................. 2003-04 Lieppe, Alex.......................................2008 Linscheid, Alex..................................2005 Lipman, Emma............................ 2009-10 Locker, Sarah.................... 2007-08-09-10 Love, Lauren..................... 2007-08-09-10 Maloney, Tara....................................2010 Mattingly, Patty.................. 2003-04-05-06 McCay, LeAnn............................. 2003-04 McDonald, Kelly................................2006 McFarland, Heather..................... 2003-04 McGirt, Lauren...................................2007 McNorrill, Rebecca...................... 2003-04 Meier, Sarah........................... 2004-05-06 Mercer, Kristin...................................2003 Moore, Lauren................... 2006-07-08-09 Moore, Tori................................... 2007-08 Morely, Brittany..................................2005 Morris, Michelle........................... 2009-10 Mundrick, Kelley................ 2006-07-08-09 Newsome, Elizabeth..........................2003 Nichol, Leigh................................ 2003-04 Nixon, Amber.....................................2010 Onweller, Kari....................................2007 Paisley, Ashton............................ 2008-09 Payne, Marilyn...................................2008 Peacock, Amber................................2003 Pennington, Catherine....... 2005-06-07-08 Pharr, Leah........................................2007 Pierson, Morgan................................2008 Poff, Olivia................................... 2008-09

Result W / 14-6 W / 12-8 W / 13-3 L / 5-12 W / 8-4 W / 13-7 W / 16-4 L / 9-10 L / 5-7 W / 9-7 W / 9-5 L / 8-12 W / 12-7 W / 16-3 W / 15-5 W / 15-5 Overall - 1st HS - 1st, W - 4th

Pola, Nina.................................... 2009-10 Preston, Kara....................................2006 Ramsey, Phylinda....................2003, 2005 Randall, Kristen.................................2005 Rector, Cherie................... 2003-04-05-06 Richardson, Megan........... 2003-04-05-06 Ritter, Kitt...........................................2008 Roberts, Lanier............................ 2008-10 Rogers, Amelia............................ 2009-10 Rogers, Grace...................................2010 Salazar, Maria...................................2010 Sanson, Vanessa............... 2003-04-05-06 Schultz, Jill.......................................... SQ Sharp, Allie........................................2010 Shrum, Alicia..................... 2007-08-09-10 Slocumb, Ashley................ 2003-04-05-06 Slutsky, Alison.............................. 2008-10 Smith, Daina......................................2005 Smith, Stacey....................................2004 Smith-Sims, Amber................. 2004-05-06 St. Hilaire, Diandra................. 2008-09-10 Steele, Erika......................................2003 Stefanski, Lauren..............................2010 Stewart, Kate..................... 2006-07-08-09 Stier, Lindsey..................... 2005, 2007-08 Strauss, Morgan................................2005 Stukas, Sara........................... 2004-05-06 Sullivan, Ali........................................2010 Tenewitz, Caitlin..................... 2007-08-09 Terry, Allison................. 2004-05-06, 2008 Truesdell, Kelly............................ 2009-10 Turnbull, Andrea.......................... 2007-08 Upton, Laura......................................2008 Van Allen, Katelyn........................ 2008-09 Vaughn, Byerly.................. 2003-04-05-06 Vaughan, Tiffany.................................. SQ Veldman, Carly.................. 2003-04-05-06 Visser, Molly................................ 2003-04 Voshell, Lauren..................................2006 Wall, Brittlan......................................2010 Webb, Leslie................................ 2007-08 Whelan, Daisy................... 2007-08-09-10 Wilder, Allison.............................. 2003-04 Wilson, Dana............................... 2009-10 Wilson, Sherry...................................2003 Winsco, Cristina................ 2003, 2005-06 Winsco, Kelly.......................... 2005-06-07 Wittmeyer, Jessica...................... 2003-04 Yeager, Megan..................................2010 Yergens, Paige..................................2004 Zeigler, Amanda................................2003


UGA Profile

OUTLOOK INTRO STAFF RIDERS HISTORY

n January of 1785 — two years after the Revolutionary War — the Georgia legislature adopted the charter that created the University of Georgia. In founding the nation’s first state university, the legislature also gave birth to the American system of public higher education. Over the past 220 years, Georgia and its university have grown together as partners in a burgeoning prosperity that has made the University a fast-track contender for educational pre-eminence. With more than 33,400 students, a work force of more than 9,000 and an annual budget of over $1.4 billion, the University of Georgia is Georgia’s largest, oldest and most comprehensive educational institution. Widely recognized for excellence in instruction, research and public service, the University has moved into the ranks of America’s foremost public 2010-11 Georgia Equestrian Guide universities. 31

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UGA Profile

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INTRO

OUTLOOK

RANKINGS

LEADERSHIP FOR GEORGIA

Kiplinger’s Magazine: • Ranked 4th on its list of best values among 100 public colleges and universities in America. U.S. News & World Report: • Ranked 20th on its list of 50 top public universities in America for 2006. • Ranked 7th among public universities and 45th among all universities on its 2006 “Great Schools, Great Prices” list. • The School of Law is tied for 32nd among 100 of the nation’s accredited law schools. • The Terry College of Business is tied for 29th among all schools and 18th among public institutions. • The graduate program in public affairs ranked 4th among more than 240 programs in the nation. • The graduate program in the School of Social Work is tied for 28th in the nation, 3rd in the South.

• Thirteen internationally known authorities have joined UGA’s faculty as eminent scholars under the Georgia Research Alliance. The GRA — a consortium of state government, private industry and six Georgia universities — provides funding for leading scientists and scholars whose research and development work advance the state’s economy. • The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication is home of the Peabody Awards, one of the nation’s premier honors in broadcasting. • Georgia is both a Land grant and Sea Grant institution, and is home to the State Botanical Garden, the Georgia Museum of Art, and the Museum of Natural History, designated by the Georgia General Assembly as the state’s official botanical garden, art museum and natural history museum.

SCHOLASTIC & RESEARCH STRENGTHS • UGA students consistently win some of the top scholarships awarded to American undergraduates. UGA has had six Rhodes Scholars in the last 10 years, and students have also received Goldwater, Truman, Gates-Cambridge, Marshall and Mellon scholarships. • Georgia received a total of $140.1 million in research awards, grants and contracts in fiscal year 2006. Research expenditures in FY2006 exceeded $323 million, keeping UGA among the leaders for research spending among major national universities.

puterwired classrooms with a total of 2,240 seats; an electronic library which seats 2,000 and has 500 computer workstations; and a reading room and numerous study and meeting rooms. • East Campus Village, a complex of four student residence halls and associated amenities located on East Campus near the Ramsey Student Center, provides housing for 1,200 students. A dining hall is also part of the complex.

OUTSTANDING FACILITIES • The $43 million Student Learning Center is one of the largest and most technologically advanced teaching facilities at any American university. The 200,000-square foot building contains 26 com-

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Facts About Georgia • Founded

January 27, 1785 — UGA is the oldest statechartered university in America.

• Location

Athens, Ga., located about 60 miles NE of Atlanta.

HISTORY

• Size

Main campus: 615 acres State Botanical Gardens: 312 acres Related areas in Clarke Co.: 685 acres Number of campus buildings: 388

• Tuition and Costs (2010-11)

Estimated total annual costs (tuition, books, housing, food, personal expenses, etc.) Georgia students: $19,736 Non-Georgia students: $37,946

• Enrollment (Fall 2009)

Undergraduate.........................................26,142 Graduate/Professional................................8,743 Total..........................................................34,885 From Georgia...............................................79% From other U.S. states.................................15% International....................................................6% Male..............................................................43% Female.........................................................57%

• Student Scholastic Achievement

2009 Freshmen: 4,686 total, average SAT score 1263, average GPA - 3.8 97% or more of in-state freshmen earned the HOPE Scholarship each of the past seven years

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Honors Program: enrollment of about 2,350 students, including about 520 freshmen, freshman average SAT score -1463 (GPA 4.09) Rhodes Scholars: 21 overall, 6 since 1996

• Annual Budget: (FY 2009)

$1.22 billion (29.5% provided by state of Georgia)

• Schools and Colleges

Arts and Sciences Law Pharmacy Forest Resources Education Business Veterinary Medicine Social Work Environment & Design Public Health Graduate School Public & Int’l. Affairs Journalism & Mass Communication Family and Consumer Sciences Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

• Academic Offerings

22 Baccalaureate degrees in 140 major fields 34 Master’s degrees in 124 fields 19 Educational Specialist degrees 4 Doctoral degrees in 89 areas Professional degrees in law, pharmacy, veterinary medicine 170 Study Abroad & exchange programs

• Student Activities

600 registered student organizations 35 social fraternities 23 social sororities

Many riders in the UGA Equestrian program express interest in pursuing careers in the equine industry, particularly in the field of medicine. UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine offers a doctorate degree, as well as post-doctoral training of interns and residents. It also offers a college-wide, interdisciplinary master’s degree in veterinary and biomedical science, as well as post-DVM master’s degrees in avian medicine and food animal medicine. Doctoral degree programs are offered in physiology, pharmacology, pathology, parasitology, and infectious diseases.


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2010-11 University of Georgia Equestrian Team Front Row (L-R): Amelia Rogers, Nina Pola, Alex Andes, Laura Upton, Dana Wilson, Kacy Jenkins, Hannah Dyer, Diandra St. Hilaire, Marianne Grebel, Alison Slutsky, Lanier Roberts, Ashton Paisley, Katelyn Van Allen and Madeline Brown. Second row: Maria Salazar, Honey Beth Campbell, Rachel Howard, Michelle Fulcher, Morgan Pierson, Jessica Buchko, Ali Eidson, Katie Brown, Sarah Gravely, Lauren Stefanski, Michelle Morris, Kelly Truesdell, Tara Maloney, Amber Nixon, Kelsey Berry and Jacqueline Johnson. Third Row: Jaclyn Beckley, Katie Crump, Melanie Carraway, Allison Haspel, Samantha Baker, Katie Hagerty, Hayley Haskins, Becca Haaland, Morgan Stamey, Jenny Freeman, Kelsey Delaplaine, Carly Anthony, Carly Lambros, Brittlan Wall, Isabel Jolicoeur and Abby O’Mara. Fourth Row: Nicki Alexander, Alyssa Thompson, Kate Skoglund, Ali Sullivan, Britain Cecil, Grace Rogers, Megan Yeager, Louise Ashley, Julia Hemingway, Lauren Shamon, McKenzie Lantz, Emily van der Walde, Olivia Dorey, Morgan Collins, Anna Sasser and Selby Merritt. Back Row: Kelsey Thatcher, Trainer Kellin McKenney, Farm Mgr. Amber Bradley, Facility Foreman Bill Dover, EQ Admin. Asst. Jennifer Futter, Barn Mgr. Rachel Garrison, Head Coach Meghan Boenig, Asst. Coach Mary Meneely, Utility Worker, Eric White, Asst. Coach Logan Fiorentino, Caitlyn Francis and Jacklyn Hoyt. Not pictured: Faith Conroy

2010-11 Georgia Equestrian Schedule Day

Date

Sat. Sept. 17 Sat. Sept. 25 Sun. Sept. 26 Sat. Oct. 23 Fri. Nov. 5 Fri. Nov. 12 Fri. Nov. 19 Sat. Nov. 20 Sat. Feb. 5 Sat. Feb. 12 Sat.-Sun. Feb. 26-27 Sat. Mar. 5 Sat. Mar. 12 Fri.-Sun. Mar. 25-26 Wed.-Sat. Apr. 14-16 All Times Eastern

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Time

Red & Black Intrasquad Scrimmage Kansas State, SMU SMU South Carolina Baylor Auburn New Mexico State, Fresno State New Mexico State, Fresno State South Carolina Auburn S.D. State, UT-Martin, N.M. State Delaware State Texas Christian Southern EQ Championships Varsity EQ Nat’l. Championships

Bishop Bishop Bishop Bishop Waco, Texas Auburn, Ala. Las Cruces, N.M. Las Cruces, N.M. Blythewood,S.C. Bishop Bishop Dover, Del. Fort Worth, Texas Blythewood, S.C. Waco, Texas

4:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 12 Noon 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. All Day All Day 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. TBA 11:00 a.m. TBA TBA


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