Skip to main content Skip to footer

Equestrian

Gamecocks Set For Lone Star Showdown
Sept. 28, 2017


Equestrian vs. No. 1 Texas A&M

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina equestrian hits the road this weekend as the Gamecocks take on No. 1 Texas A&M at Hildebrand Equine Complex in College Station, Texas, on Friday.

The action is set to begin at noon ET with live stats found on gamecocksonline and updates proved on Twitter (@GamecockEQ). Carolina will be looking for a little revenge as the Aggies took all three meetings last season between the two teams.

SCOUTING THE GAMECOCKS

• Carolina returns 25 student-athletes from last season's team, while the squad welcomes 11 freshmen to the family.
• SEC Reining Rider of the Year Caroline Gute returns to help lead the Gamecocks after a 10-3-2 year in 2016-17.
• Senior All-American Chloe Schmidt returns on the hunt seat side, looking to build off her 11-5 season on Equitation on the Flat.
• On the western side, All-American Bridgett White returns coming off a 3-1 year in reining.
Madison Sellman is Carolina's top returner on the equitation over fences squad, where she Was an All-SEC selection in 2016 after going 10-4.
• Senior Bailey Walters led the Gamecocks with four MOP wins last season and posted a 7-7-2 reining record
Jordan Scott was an SEC All-Freshman honoree after winning five points in reining as a rookie last year.

SCOUTING THE AGGIES

The aggies come into the contest as the No. 1 team in the country, according to the latest NCEA Poll. Texas A&M won all three contests in the series a year ago on its way to winning the NCEA National Championship.

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.
• The Gamecocks have won three national championships (2005, 2007, 2015).
• South Carolina has two runner-up finishes (2006, 2014).
• The Gamecocks have won two SEC Conference championships (2013, 2014).
• Carolina won the 2012 Southern Equestrian Championship, the precursor to the SEC Championship, which was added for the 2012-13 season

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.
• In those 20 years at the helm, Major has piled up three NCEA National Championships, two SEC Championships and two National Coach of the Year awards (2014, 2015).
• Associate head coach Ruth Sorrel is in her 13th year with the Gamecocks as the leader of Carolina's western team.
• South Carolina welcomes home Kristen Terebesi this season, as the former Gamecock equestrian standout returns to lead the hunt seat squad.

UP NEXT

Carolina will have a little time off before hitting the road again to take on South Dakota State in Brookings, S.D. on Oct. 13 with action set to begin at 11:00 a.m. ET. Continue to check with gamecocksonline for more information on the Gamecocks.


 

 

 

Gamecock Videos

  • Shop Now

Gamecock Features

Facilities
SEC Champions
Hosting 2018 SEC
20 Years of Boo Major
Spa Day for Retired Horses
Verizon IMG College Colonial Life Coca Cola University of South Carolian SEC