Fresno State's equestrian team will compete against two teams ranked in the Top 5 in the nation.
Nov. 5, 2009
Bulldogs Head to SEC Country
Fresno State heads to the South to take one two of the nation's Top 5 ranked teams. The Dogs will battle No. 2 Georgia on Friday, Nov. 6, and at No. 5 South Carolina on Saturday, Nov. 7. Here's the line-up for the week.
Equitation over Fences: Lisa Wells, Jennifer Jory, Jessica Kissell, Holly Elsbernd, Chelsea Stone, Marisa Mohn
Equitation on the Flat: Nicole Roworth, Kimmie Steinbuch, Lanie Madrazo, Caitlin Marshall,Jessica Kissell, Lauren Carr
Reining: Jill Tebbe, Becca Barnes, Elizabeth Thomasian, Shawna McClurg, Sydney Coletti, Madison Silver
Western Horsemanship: Madison Silver, Ally Warkentine, Sammie Jo Stone, Nicole Roworth, Christa Beezley, Becca Barnes
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The next =meet for the Bulldogs won't happen until the spring semester, Feb. 20-21, 2010, at the Best in the West Invitational.
Blackledge at Nationals
The Dogs will be without their top reiner this week. Bulldog senior captain Keri Blackledge will be competing in the AQHA World Championships this weekend in Oklahoma City and not accompanying the team to Georgia and South Carolina.
Dogs 10th in Coaches Poll
Despite not competing for the last two weeks, the Auburn Tigers remained the nation's No. 1 team in the Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian Coaches' Poll. The Tigers hold a firm grip on first place, but the teams below them shuffled considerably. Georgia moved to No. 2 this weekend after impressive win over Texas A&M and South Carolina, which was ranked No. 2 in the previous poll. The Gamecocks fell to fifth in this week's poll. Fresno State is ranked No. 10 in this week's poll and has a tough road trip with matches at No. 2 Georgia and No. 5 South Carolina this weekend. The collegiate coaches competing under the Varsity Equestrian Championship umbrella initiated the national poll. The poll will be released bi-monthly with the next announcement set for Nov. 17, 2009.
Women's Intercollegiate Equestrian National Coaches Poll
(Nov. 3, 2009)
Rank Team (Points)
1. Auburn (93)
2. Georgia (86)
3. Texas A&M (71)
4. Oklahoma State (70)
5. South Carolina (67)
6. Baylor (43)
7. Kansas State (42)
8. TCU (28)
9. New Mexico State (23)
10. Fresno State (20)
Also receiving votes: South Dakota State (4), Tennessee-Martin (2)
"We are Your Team" The Bulldog equestrian team heads to the South to take on two nationally-ranked teams, No. 2 Georgia and No. 5 South Carolina this weekend. Following the Dogs on gobulldogs.com.