Samantha Kraus
Samantha Kraus


Mount Sinai, N.Y.

High School:
Mount Sinai

Equitation & Over Fences




Equestrian Team Holds End of Season Banquet on Sunday

Amber Henter and Sam Chiodo named captains for 2014-2015 season


South Carolina Boasts 70 Student-Athletes on SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

Gamecocks rank second behind only Georgia


Gamecocks Defeat TCU, 9-7, to Advance to NCEA Semifinals

Katherine Schmidt and Samantha Smith combine for four points in win


Gamecock Equestrians to Participate in Curing Kids Cancer Event on Saturday

Gamecocks to pull fire truck to raise money for Curing Kids Cancer


Gamecock Equestrian Lands 20 Riders on NCEA Academic Honor Roll

Six Carolina riders named to NCEA Academic First-Team


South Carolina vs. TCU (2014 NCEA Quarterfinals)

4/18/14 - No. 1 South Carolina defeated No. 9 TCU, 9-7, on Friday in Waco.


Equestrian at Auburn (Nov. 9, 2013)

The Gamecocks defeated Auburn, 12-6, at the Auburn University Horse Center.


Equestrian at New Mexico State (2/1/14)

The Gamecocks defeated New Mexico State, 12-8, at the N.M. State Equestrian Center.


Equestrian vs. Fresno State (9/27/13)

South Carolina defeated Fresno State, 17-2, to improve to 2-0 on the season.


Equestrian vs. Georgia (10/11/2013)

The Gamecocks dropped a 10-10 tiebreaker to Georgia on Friday at One Wood Farm.

2013-2014: 11-10 record with one MVP in hunt seat action... 8-6 record in equitation over fences with one MVP... 3-4 record in equitation on the flat... Opened the season going 2-for-2 against No. 5 Kansas State on Sept. 27, the first two-point meet of her career - she picked up an 82-80 win in equitation over fences followed by an 80-66 win equitation on the flat... Improved to 4-0 a week later when she went 2-for-2 again vs. Fresno State, cruising to an 88-77 win in equitation over fences and an 80-68 win in equitation on the flat... Improved to 5-0 on Oct. 4, when she picked up an 80-70 win in equitation over fences as part of a 5-0 sweep at Delaware State... Improved to 6-0 on Oct. 5, defeating her SMU opponent, 80-77, in equitation flat during a neutral site meet hosted by Delaware State... Competed in the SEC opener against No. 1 Georgia on Oct. 11... Closed out the fall by winning her first career MVP on Nov. 23, picking up a 82-74 win in equitation over fences at South Dakota State... Opened the spring with a 86-75 win at New Mexico State on Feb. 1... Picked up a 81-67 equitation over fences win over Texas A&M on Feb. 22... Earned a 73-69 win over Auburn on Senior Day on March 1... Competed at the SEC Championship... In the semifinal win over Texas A&M on March 28, she cruised to a 160-130 win... Competed at the NCEA National Championship in Waco... Third-year letter winner.

2012-2013: 3-9-1 overall record in Hunt Seat action... 2-8-1 regular season Hunt Seat record... 2-7-1 regular season record in Equitation on the Flat... 0-1 regular season record in Equitation Over Fences... 1-1 postseason record in Equitation on the Flat... Competed for the first time as a Gamecock on Nov. 2 at No. 1 Georgia in Equitation on the Flat... All of her fall competitions came on the road, and all three of her losses came by only one point each time... Closed out the fall semester by holding her SMU opponent to an 82-82 tie on Nov. 18... Picked up her first career point on Feb. 2 as she defeated her Georgia opponent, 70-65 in Equitation on the Flat... Made her Equitation Over Fences debut on March 8 at No. 8 Kansas State... Won her second point of the season on March 9 in the regular season finale at No. 3 Oklahoma State, defeating her opponent 75-68 in Equitation on the Flat... Competed at NCEA Nationals, going 1-1 in Equitation on the Flat... In the quarterfinals vs. Texas A&M on April 19, she posted the highest score (181) of all 32 riders to defeat her opponent by 25-points... Fall 2012 President's List... Fall 2012 Athletic Director's Honor Roll...Spring 2013 Dean's List... Spring 2013 Athletic Director's Honor Roll... First-year letter winner.

Season Event Meets MVP Win Loss Tie SEC
2013-14 Equitation Over Fences 14 1 8 6 0 2-4
2012-13 Equitation Over Fences 1 0 0 1 0 0-0
Career Equitation Over Fences 15 1 8 7 0 2-4
Season Event Meets MVP Win Loss Tie SEC
2013-14 Equitation on the Flat 7 0 3 4 0 0-2
2012-13 Equitation on the Flat 12 0 3 8 1 0-0
Career Equitation on the Flat 19 0 6 12 1 0-2