Kyla Thurlow
Kyla Thurlow

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pompano Beach, Fla.

High School:
Pompano Beach

Event:
Reining

Experience:
1VL

Major:
Biology


2007-08: Came on strong at the end of her freshman season to finish 7-10 in reining ... Member of S.E.C. and VENC teams ... Earned first collegiate victory in 70-69.5 season opening victory against eventual Western national champion TCU ... Named MVP with 74.5-73.5 victory against South Dakota State ... Defeated Sacred Heart 69-66.5 to close regular season ... Rode to dramatic 73.5-72 win against Georgia to send the Southern Equestrian Championship finals to a tiebreaker ... Won four consecutive postseason rides, going 1-1 at the S.E.C.'s and 3-1 at the VENC's ... Defeated Stephen F. Austin, Auburn and Oklahoma State at the VENC's, improving her score with each ride.

High School: Dixie Reining Horse Association Circuit Champion and Florida Reining Horse Association Champion in 2006...Finished first in the 2006 Dixie Reining Horse Association Rookie Points standing...Florida State Ladies Champion in 2004.

Personal: Born August 2, 1989...Major is biology...Aspires to be a veterinarian...Hobbies include riding and showing horses and skateboarding...Favorite food is watermelon...Says mom is her biggest influence because she got her into horses...Parents are Kevin and Karen Thurlow.