Georgia and South Carolina competed for the 2014 championship, in which Georgia came away with the title. The teams met twice this season, splitting the victories with one apiece.
Georgia fell to Auburn 3-1 in Equitation on the Flat. Elizabeth Benson earned the first point before Meg O’Mara won her point with a 183-163 decision over Tory Hoft. The Tigers claimed the final two points of the event with winning rides from Ashley Foster and Demi Stiegler.
UGA Equestrian – Nationals 2015
[su_spacer size=”20″] The No. 1 Georgia equestrian team will face No. 3 South Carolina for the 2015 NCEA National Championship Saturday afternoon at the Extraco Event Center in Waco, Texas. The Bulldogs defeated No. 5 Auburn 10-6 in the semifinal round of competition to advance. Georgia looks on to win the program’s seventh national championship. The championship is scheduled for a 2 pm CT start.
The Bulldogs and the Tigers scored two points apiece in Reining. Auburn’s Alexa Rivard picked up the first point. Kydall Harper took a point for Georgia with a 139-137 point victory over Allie Dusha. Lauren Garmon took a second point for the Bulldogs, defeating Hailey Munger 127-119.5. Katsy Leeman earned a point for the Tigers to even the score 2-2. At the half, Auburn led Georgia 5-3[su_spacer size=”40″]
Georgia used a 3-1 victory in Equitation Over Fences to even the overall score. O’Mara used a 179 to defeat Ashley Foster’s score of 175. Kylee Arbuckle earned a point with a 175-143 decision over Peyton Smith. Finsness took the third-straight point for the Bulldogs, defeating Stiegler 156-151. Entering the final event of the competition, the two teams were tied with six points each.[su_spacer size=”40″]
A perfect 4-0 sweep by the Horsemanship sealed the win for the Bulldogs. Bailey Anderson used a 146.5 to defeat Hannah Losekek’s score of 143.5. Rachel Kolb continued the momentum with a 147-138.5 victory over Griffin Knight. Sara Parr earned the highest score of the event and defeated Katsy Leeman 150.5-142. In the anchor position for Georgia, Paige Stawicki used a score of 146.5 to earn her point.[su_spacer size=”40″]
For details and live stream of the 2015 NCEA National Championship, visit www.collegiateequestrian.com. Live scoring for the championship will be available on www.georgiadogs.com as well as updates on Twitter by following @UGAEquestrian.