Carolina set a program record for fall wins this season
Junior earns first conference rider of the month honor
Samantha Kraus and Abigail Pait win their first career MVP honors
Carolina looks to win six fall meets for first time in program history
Johnna Letchworth wins her 20th career MVP on Saturday
April 12-14, 2012 - The Gamecocks competed at the 2012 NCEA National Championships in Waco, Texas.
President Dr. Harris Pastides and his wife Patricia hosted the Equestrian team for a reception (4/16/2012)
South Carolina defeated Auburn, 12-6 in the opening round of the Southern Equestrian Championships.
4/18/12 - The Equestrian team held its annual end of season banquet on Wednesday in the Champions Club at Williams Brice.
The South Carolina Equestrian team upset No. 1 Georgia to win the 2012 Southern Equestrian Championship.
2013-2014: 7-4-1 western record with five MVP's... 3-3 horsemanship record with two MVP's... 4-1-1 reining record with two MVP's... Opened the season with MVP's in four straight meets... In the season opener vs. No. 5 Kansas State, she went 2-for-2 with one MVP - made her reining debut, cruising to a 70.5-69.5 win, followed by a 78-68.5 MVP victory in horsemanship... Won her second straight MVP on Sept. 27 when she picked up a 77-72 victory over Fresno State as part of a 5-0 sweep for the horsemanship team... Picked up her third MVP of the season and first ever in reining, edging her opponent, 69.5-69, tying her with Kimberly McCormack for the most all-time MVP's in team history (17)... Broke McCormack's record the following day on Oct. 5, becoming the team's all-time leader in MVP's, earning her second straight reining MVP with a 68.5-65 victory over SMU, followed by a 70.5-68.5 win in horsemanship... In the SEC opener against No. 1 Georgia, she rode her Bulldog opponent to a 73.5-73.5 tie in reining... Named NCEA National Rider of the Month for September in horsemanship, her first career national rider of the month honor... Won her fifth MVP of the season on Oct. 25 at No. 9 Texas A&M, defeating her Aggie opponent, 72-70.5 in reining... Named SEC Rider of the Month in reining for October, becoming the first Gamecock reiner to win the honor and the first Gamecock to win conference rider of the month in two events (was named SEC Rider of the Month in horsemanship in February 2013).
2012-2013: 2013 SEC Horsemanship Rider of the Year... 2013 All-SEC Equestrian Team (Horsemanship)... 2013 NCEA Second-Team All-American in Horsemanship... 12-2-2 overall record in Horsemanship with five MVP's... 8-2-1 regular season record in Horsemanship with four MVP's... 4-0-1 postseason record with one MVP... Picked up her first win of the season on Oct. 4 as she defeated her Auburn opponent, 76.5-76... In the upset win at No. 1 Georgia on Nov. 2, she tied an event-high 76 and defeated her Bulldog opponent, 76-75.5... On Nov. 16 at No. 4 Texas A&M, she tied a team-high score of 76.5 to defeat her Aggie opponent, 76.5-75.5... One day later at No. 8 Baylor, she closed out the fall with a 77.5-77.5 tie... Began the spring semester with a 76-70 win over No. 3 Georgia on Feb. 2 while also winning her tenth career MVP award and first of the season... Picked up her second MVP of the season on Feb. 14 as she posted a career-high score of 80.5 to defeat her Tiger opponent by four points... At home on Senior Day (Feb. 23) vs. No. 6 Texas A&M, she defeated her Aggie opponent, 73-72.5... Named SEC Co-Horsemanship Rider of the Month for February, as she went 3-0 during the month with two MVP's vs. the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country, while also setting the SEC record with a score of 80.5 (Feb. 14)... Won her third MVP of the season on March 1 as she earned the top score in the event to defeat her Delaware State opponent, 76.5-67.5... Picked up a tie in a Reining exhibition at No. 8 Kansas State on March 8... Won her eighth point of the season and fourth MVP on March 9 in the regular season finale at No. 3 Oklahoma State, defeating her opponent with an event-high score of 76.5, she also later won a Reining exhibition, 71.5-65.5... Competed at the SEC Championship, going 2-0 with one MVP... In the opening round meet vs. No. 1 Georgia, she picked up her fifth MVP of the season with a 153-132 win over her Bulldog opponent... In the SEC Championship meet vs. No. 2 Auburn, she defeated her Tiger opponent, 147.5-125.5... Competed at NCEA Nationals, going undefeated with a 2-0-1 mark... In the opening round meet vs. New Mexio State on April 18, she defeated her opponent, 151-147... In the quarterfinals vs. TCU on April 19, she beat her opponent, 141.5-139... In the semifinals vs. Oklahoma State on April 20, she held her Cowgirl opponent to a 149-149 tie... Fall 2012 Athletic Director's Honor Roll...Spring 2013 Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Voted Horsemanship MVP at the team banquet... Fourth-year letter winner.
2011-2012: 14-3 regular season and postseason combined record with five MVP's (4 regular season, one postseason)... 10-1 regular season record in Horsemanship with four MVP's... 4-2 postseason record with one postseason MVP... In the first meet of the season, she earned MVP honors and defeated her Fresno State opponent, 76.5-73... a week later against TCU on Sept. 30, she defeated her Horned Frogs opponent, 75-73.5... Defeated her Auburn opponent 76.5-74 in South Carolina's first away competition of the season on Oct. 8... improved to 4-0 on the season with a 74.5-74 win at New Mexico State on Oct. 29, while also winning her second MVP of the year... Won her fifth point of the season on Jan. 29 when she knocked off her Oklahoma State opponent, 75-71.5... Improved to 6-1 on Feb. 4, defeating her Bulldog 75-70.5 at No. 2 Georgia, also improving her record against Georgia to 4-0 in spring semester competitions... Improved to 7-1 with a 73-69.5 victory at UT-Martin on Feb. 11 as part of a 5-0 sweep for the Horsemanship team... Defeated her Tiger opponent, 72.5-70.5, on Feb. 25 as part of a 4-1 Horsemanship win and 12-6 overall win over No. 1 Auburn... Won her third MVP of the season while improving to 9-1 on Feb. 26 as part of a 4-0 Horsemanship shutout over No. 4 Baylor... Closed out the regular season winning her fourth MVP of the year as she defeated her Delaware State opponent, 74.5-68.5 on March 16... Competed at SEC's, going 1-1... Picked up an opening round victory at the Southern Equestrian Championships on March 31 with a 148.5-145 over Auburn's Indy Roper, while also being named MVP... Competed at Nationals, going 3-1... Went 2-for-2 on Day-1 with victories over Tennessee-Martin and Auburn on April 12... Picked up a 145.5-139 victory over Texas A&M on April 13... Named "Horsemanship MVP" at the team banquet... Third-year letter winner.
2010-2011: Varsity Equestrian All-American in Horsemanship... 15-2-1 regular-season and post-season combined record... 11-1-1 regular-season record in Horsemanship... Four MVP's... 4-1 post-season record in Horsemanship... In the Western team's season opener on 9/25, she rode her South Dakota State opponent to a tie... Won her first collegiate ride 10/1 against Auburn, defeating her opponent 73-69... In October, she finished 7th in Youth Horsemanship (ages 15-18) at the Quarter Horse Congress... Suffered her only regular-season loss on 10/23 at Georgia, 77-75... defeated her Kansas State opponent 72.5-69.5 on 10/29... competed in all four Western competitions during the fall semester... Defeated her opponent at No. 1 Texas A&M 72.5-69.5 on 1/28 and was the only Gamecock Horsemanship rider to score a point in the competition... earned her first MVP as a Gamecock on 1/29 against Delaware State in Waco, TX as she defeated her opponent 73.5-68.5... won her ride at 73-71.5 over her Baylor opponent on 1/30... Won her ride as part of a 5-0 Horsemanship sweep over No. 3 Georgia on 2/5... Riding Big Bird, she won her ride 76.5-76 at Auburn on 2/19, and was also named MVP... won her eighth ride of the season on 2/26 against TCU in the Best of the West Tournament, while also winning MVP... picked up a 68.5-68 win over Baylor as part of a 3-0 Horsemanship sweep on 2/27 at the Best of the West Tournament... earned her tenth win of the season later in the day on 2/27 with a 69-66.5 win against Fresno State while collecting her fourth MVP of the season... closed out the regular season with a 73-72 Horsemanship win against New Mexico State on 3/19... Member of the 2011 S.E.C. team... at the 2011 Southern Equestrian Championships on 3/25, she picked up a 147-146.5 win over Georgia... named to the inaugural Varsity Equestrian All-American class in Horsemanship, the only Gamecock to be named an All-American in 2010-2011... Member of the VENC team... Went 3-1 at Nationals... In the opening round at Nationals, she defeated her Delaware State opponent, 147-143 on 4/16... Defeated her Baylor opponent later the same day in the next round, 146-140.5... Won her third point at Nationals on 4/16, a 146-141.5 decision over Baylor... Second-year letter winner... Was named "Horsemanship MVP" at the team banquet... In June 2011, Letchworth took home First Place at the OQHA Redbud Spectacular in Oklahoma City... SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2009-2010: Redshirt year, did not compete... After the season, captured eighth place in western horsemanship at the Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City.
High School: 2007 - 10th in Hunt Seat Equitation at AQHA Youth World Show... 2007 - 6th Place in the Trail at the Youth World... 2005 - All-American Quarter Horse Congress Champion in Hunt Seat Equitation... 2005- All Around Champion at the Quarter Horse Congress (ages 12-14).