[su_spacer size=”20″] The Red Team took a 15-5 win over the Black Team in the Red & Black Scrimmage at the UGA Equestrian Complex in Bishop, Ga., on Friday, Sept. 18. Picking up MOP honors for the Red Team was Maddie Newman in Equitation Over Fences, Anna Hutlas in Horsemanship, and Lauren Garmon in Reining. Emma Mandarino won MOP honors for the Black Team in Equitation on the Flat.
“Today was fabulous,” head coach Meghan Boenig said. “These riders are looking very sharp, very polished and very prepared for Texas A&M. You can’t ask for anything more than that.”
The Red team took all six points in Equitation Over Fences. Addy Cord defeated Mandarino 83-79 before Allie Harbert defeated Taylor Carman 37-35. Alex Maracic outscored Jessica Blum 85-81 bringing the score to 3-0. Grace Howard defeated Caroline Johnson 72-70 before Maddie Newman outscored Danielle Walawender. Catherine Sullivan picked up the final point in Equitation Over Fences with a 67-40 win over Kristina Hodge.
[su_spacer size=”40″] [foogallery id=”65223″] [su_spacer size=”40″] The Black Team took a 3-2 win in Horsemanship. Lexi Kim scored the first point for the Black Team with a 70-69 win over Payton Anderson. Anna Hutlas picked up a point for the Red Team defeating Jane Sutcliff 73.5-71.5. The Black Team took the next two points. Bailey Anderson outscored Olivia Gaude 69.5-64 before Laura Garmon defeated Madison Beasley 68-64.5. Madison Anger picked up another point for the Red Team with a 71.5-70.5 win over Sammie Johnson.
The Red Team led the Black Team 8-3 at the half.
In Equitation on the Flat, the Red Team came away with a 3-2 win that allowed it to take an 11-5 lead in the competition. Kendall Fately outscored Jessica Blum 82-72. Emma Mandarino rode to an 86-73 win over Maddie Newman earning MOP honors and a point for the Black Team. Alex Maracic picked up a point for the Red Team outscoring Sydney Crenshaw 78-62. The Black Team won the next point when Kristina Hodge defeated Liza Goodlett 74-72. Addy Cord grabbed a point for the Red Team with a 75-35 win over Caroline Johnson.
In Reining, Graysen Stroud grabbed the first point for the Red Team defeating Kyndall Harper 71-69. Claudia Spreng and Sydney Beasley rode to a tie with a score of 68.5. The Red Team took the next three points. Lauren Garmon outscored Lexi Kim 77.5-66 before Caroline Robinson defeated Charley Thiel 69-0. Heather Ham grabbed the final point with a 69.5-61 decision over Mikalia Waltos.
Immediately following competition the riders received their 2015 SEC Championship rings.
“The seniors talk about ‘setting the standard’,” Boenig said. “Being presented with championship rings at the Red & Black Scrimmage this year and last is a great standard to set.”
Georgia opens the regular-season next Friday, Sept. 25 when it hosts Texas A&M at 10 a.m.