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Hailey Thornton
Hailey Thornton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mishawaka, Ind.

High School:
Penn

Event:
Horsemanship

Birthdate:
03/09/1989

Experience:
3VL

Major:
Retailing

2010-2011: Named 2010-2011 Equestrian Team MVP at the Gamecock Gala... 11-5-2 regular-season and post-season combined record... 7-4-2 regular-season record in Horsemanship... 4-1 post-season record... won her first ride of the season 9/25 against South Dakota in the Western team's season opener... defeated her Kansas State opponent 75-69, tying for the highest score of the event and also won her first MVP of the season... Competed in all four Western competitions during the fall semester... won her ride 73-64.5 over Delaware State in Waco, TX on 1/29... rode her Baylor opponent to a tie on 1/29... Won her ride as part of a 5-0 Horsemanship sweep over No. 3 Georgia on 2/5... picked up a win at Auburn on 2/19, defeating her opponent 73.5-69.5... won 74-71.5 over TCU on 2/26 at the Best of the West Tournament in Fresno... tied her career-season high wins mark on 2/27 with a 69.5-64 win against Baylor as part of 3-0 Horsemanship sweep at the Best of the West Tournament... closed out the regular season with a 72-72 tie with her New Mexico State opponent on 3/19 on Senior Day... member of the 2011 S.E.C. team... picked up a 147-146 over Georgia on 3/19 at the 2011 Southern Equestrian Championships... Member of the VENC team... Went 3-1 at Nationals... In the opening round at Nationals, she defeated her Delaware State opponent, 144.5-133... defeated Baylor on 4/15 at Nationals, 146-137.5... In the fifth-place competition against Oklahoma State on 4/16, she scored a team-high 152, defeating her Cowgirl opponent.... Won the "Western Grooming Award" at the team banquet.

2009-2010: 7-5 record in Horsemanship... Member of the Southern Equestrian Championships competition team... Member of the Varsity Equestrian National Championships competition team... 2-2 record at VENC's... SEC Academic Honor Roll... Third-year letter winner.

2008-09: One of the few Gamecocks to compete in two events, went 5-4-1 in the regular season in horsemanship and 2-7-1 with an MVP ride in her first season in reining ... Member of S.E.C. and VENC teams ... In horsemanship, recorded wins against Texas A&M and Sacred Heart to go with sweeps of conference rivals Auburn and Georgia ... Had a five-match undefeated streak in the middle of the season ... Had a high score of 76 in win against Georgia ... In reining, earned MVP ride in 73.5 draw against Kansas State.

2007-08: Competed in 10 competitions with a 4-6 record ... Member of S.E.C. team ... High score of 73.5 set in first collegiate victory against eventual Western national champion TCU ... Defeated New Mexico State and Auburn ... Recorded a 69.5-68 victory against Auburn in the first round of the Southern Equestrian Championships.

High School: Named 2006 All American Quarter Horse Congress Novice Youth Trail Champion...Was a finalist in the 15-18 Showmanship...finished eighth in horsemanship at the AQHA Youth World Show...Two-time Indiana Quarter Horse Youth Association 14-18 year end all-around champion...In 2005, finished seventh in the NYATT Horsemanship... Finished Fourth in the Novice Youth Trail...Finalist in the 15-18 Showmanship and equitation at the All American Quarter Horse Congress... and 10th in Showmanship at the AQHA Youth World Show in 2005 and 2004...AQHYA Region 4 Director from 2005-07...Served as vice-president of IQHYA.

HAILEY THORNTON - Horsemanship
Year # Meets Record MVP's Reg. Season SEC VENC
2010-2011 18 11-5-2 1 7-4-2 1-0 3-1
Total 18 11-5-2 1 7-4-2 1-0 3-1

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