Sept. 21, 2017
Equestrian vs. Clemson (Exhibition)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina equestrian program opens the 2017-18 season Friday, Sept. 22, when it plays host to Clemson in an exhibition contest starting at 2 p.m. ET at One Wood Farm in Blythewood, S.C. Admission is free. As an exhibition, Friday’s meet will not count toward South Carolina’s official 2017-18 record.
This will be Carolina’s first and only tune-up before hitting the road next Friday when the Gamecocks travel to College Station, Texas, to open the regular season against No. 1 Texas A&M.
QUOTING HEAD COACH Boo Major
“This never gets old. But it’s always a ‘hurry up and get there situation,’ but when you get there you say ‘slow down a bit’ because we’re not quite ready yet. And I’m sure all the other coaches feel the same way. I think it will be a good challenge. We’re very excited to have Clemson come in. It is their club team, but we’ve never had them come in. They’re a great group of people. I think it will be a very friendly competition.”
ONE WOOD FARM RULES
• For the safety of the riders and horses, pets are not allowed at One Wood Farm. This rule does not apply to service animals.
SCOUTING THE GAMECOCKS
• Carolina returns 25 student-athletes from last season’s team, while the squad welcomes 11 freshmen to the family.
SCOUTING THE GAMECOCKS
• 2016-17: vs. Baylor – W, 12-6
GAMECOCK PROGRAM HISTORY
• The 2017-18 season marks the 22nd year of the Gamecock equestrian program, as well as head coach Boo Major’s 21st season at the helm.
MEET THE COACHES
• The 2017-18 campaign will be the 21st season for head coach Boo Major, as Major celebrated the milestone mark of 20 years last year.
South Carolina competes in its first regular season meet of the 2017-18 season on Friday, Sept. 29, when they travel to No. 1 Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. The season opener start time will be determined at a later date.
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