The Fresno State equestrian squad will host their final home show of the season will be held Sunday, March 19 at the Student Horse Center.
Feb. 17, 2006
FRESNO, Calif. -
With heavy rainfall expected in the Valley over the weekend, the Fresno State Invitational Equestrian show, scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed for a month. The show will be held March 19 at the Student Horse Center.
Quotes from head coach Becky Malmo: About this week: "We are in a tough stretch of our schedule but we are working to peak at the right time. Have three shows at home in a row should really help us. We can continue to improve and work with a lot of young ladies to get them prepared for the regional and zone championships, plus the Varsity Equestrian championships." About last week: "I thought our entire team stepped up today. It takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice to put on a show like this and to come out and compete. It was a long day but a successful day. I'm very pleased about the effort the young ladies put into today. I'm also very appreciative of the community support we had today and especially the parental support for these young ladies."
During Saturday's meet against Georgia, the Bulldogs honored 10 senior student-athletes. seniors that were honored last Saturday were: Kelly Ansaldo, Katie Frost, Becky LeGris, Kristin Marchesi, Stacey McCalmont, Jessica Miller, Erin Saunders and Amy Simmons.
The Dogs dropped a dual meet with the University of Georgia Saturday by a combined score of 2,064-1,924 in an NCAA-style format. It featured 34 different rides in the English and Western disciplines. In the match format, a rider from each team competed on the same horse against a member of the opposing team. One of the top performances by the Bulldog was turned in by Sara Barnes who won both of her matches on the day, edging Kate Stewart 71-61 in Reining and Carly Veldman 77-73 in Western Horsemanship.Jessica Miller tied Georgia's Kelley Mundrick for the highest overall score in seed two Western Horsemanship. Sierra Daniels had the second-best score in seed one Western Horsemanship with a 79. Heidi Smith rode a horse named Ellie to the highest score of the day in reining with a 75.
The Dogs have one final home show and three more to prepare for the IHSA Regional Championships at Stanford March 25. The Dogs will be using these final shows to get as many riders as possible qualified for the regional and zone championships. The Zone finals will be held April 8-9 in Sacramento, Calif.
Regional Championship at Stanford
Fresno State was scheduled to host the IHSA Regional Championship at the Student Horse Center on March 25, but that event has been moved to Stanford.