Fresno State's Lauren Crivelli advanced to the final round of competition at the inaugural Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge in Oklahoma City, Okla.
The Fresno State equestrian team had a wonderful day to celebrate its season accomplishments, its seniors and the unveiling of the new scoreboard.
After the first day of competition the Bulldogs fell short to Baylor 9-8 in a neck-to-neck matchup.
Fresno State defeated UTM on day two of Best in the West, sweeping the competition to earn the tournament win.
The Fresno State equestrian team kicked off the 2012 season with a Red vs. Blue team scrimmage at the Student Horse Center where sophomore Hillary West earned two MVP honors.
Stephanie Reeves joined the Fresno State Equestrian Team coaching staff in the summer of 2005 as the assistant coach for the Western competition. Reeves took over as Fresno State's new Interim Co-Coach for the 2010-11 season. She coached both the Western Reining team and the Western Horsemanship team.
Reeves primarily works with the Western Reining team and has produced many outstanding riders. She has guided multiple women to receive MVP honors in the reining event.
In her role with the program, she has gained national acclaim. Reeves is a member of the National College Equestrian Association and the Chair of the Sponsorship & Finance Committee. On the home front Reeves is serving her second year of a four year term on the Academic Senate at Fresno State.
For the 2006-07 season, Reeves compiled the first records for Varsity Equestrian of competition statistics for all teams and individuals. Now statistics are compiled each year and used to select and seat teams and individuals for the National Championships. She presented a proposal to the national committee to begin the first coaches' poll for the sport, which was adopted and implemented in the fall of 2008.
Reeves, a 2003 graduate of Fresno State, with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, was the graduate assistant for the equestrian team from 2004 - 2005 while working on her Master's degree in Sport Psychology. She received her Master's degree in May 2005. Reeves was selected to present her Graduate Project at the 2005 AASP (Association for Applied Sport Psychology) Conference in Vancouver, B.C.
Reeves was a competitive member of the equestrian team from 1998 - 2003, showing in both English and Western events. In addition, she competed on the horse judging team for two years and earned a fifth place finish in Western Horsemanship at the 2002 IHSA National Championships. Reeves has also competed in hunter jumpers, equitation, western pleasure, horsemanship, showmanship, halter and trail at open shows.
As an undergraduate, Reeves was a team captain for three years and received the Equestrian Team's Award of Excellence for two consecutive years. She was also the Student Horse Center barn manager for three years.
Reeves continues to train her own horses and is a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the National Reining Horse Association.
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