The Georgia Equestrian Team Wins Its First Southeastern Conference Title


The Georgia Equestrian team claimed its first Southeastern Conference Championship Saturday, defeating host Texas A&M in the championship round.

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The Georgia Equestrian team road into cowboy country this Friday and brought home the Southeastern Conference Equestrian Championship.

“What an incredible day,” head coach Meghan Boenig told “This team has worked hard to prepare for this all season long and today it all came together. I’m continuously impressed by their dedication and support for one another. They have shown such leadership and incredible work ethic. We still have the toughest part of our season left, so we will enjoy this success, learn from it, and set our sights on the national championship.”

The Georgia Riders entered the contest with high hopes as the top seed and the second ranked team in the country. The Ladies did not disappoint, defeating the host and third-seeded Texas A&M 12-5 in the championship round at the Hildebrand Equine Complex in College Station, Texas

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UGA improves to 11-4 on the season to claim their first league crown since the SEC began sponsoring equestrian in the the 2012-13 season.

Sara Parr (Horsemanship) and Liza Finsness (Equitation on the Flat) went undefeated during the weekend to claim spots on the SEC All-Championship Team. Georgia earned three of four MVP honors. Liza Finsness was the MVP in Equitation Over Fences, Leylan Gleeson was MVP in Equitation On The Flat, and Rachel Kolb was MVP in Horsemanship.

Georgia opened the championship round sweeping Equitation on the Flat to jump to a 4-0 lead over Texas A&M. The Bulldogs lost 2-1 decision to the Aggies in Reining and came back to claim a close victory in Horsemanship, 3-2. The Georgia Equitation Over Fences squad sealed the championship with a dominant 4-1 performance.

The Georgia equestrian team travels to Waco, Texas for the NCEA National Championship April 16-18 seeking its seventh national championship.

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