Nov. 17, 2005
FRESNO, Calif. -
Fresno State Invitational
The Bulldogs host their first show of the year on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Student Horse Center. Fresno State welcomes eight teams from the region, including Stanford, Nevada, Santa Clara, UC-Santa Cruz, Cal Poly, College of Sequoias and Sierra Nevada College. Admission is free.
Fresno State Invitational Schedule
8 a.m. -- Equitation over the Flat
9:30 a.m. -- Equitation over Fences
Noon -- Western Reining
1 p.m. -- Western Horsemanship
Fresno State will have about 25 riders competing the Fresno State Invitational in both the English and Western disciplines.
Quotes from head coach Becky Malmo: "More than any other sport, competing at home has huge home course advantage because we get to compete on the horses we train on all year long. We are very excited about this weekend and being able to showcase our ladies and horses to the community. We are really working hard to prepare for this and I know our fans will be very supportive. Our parents have been so supportive of our team all season and it really makes a difference. We have a lot of parents flying in for this weekend and they've been with us all season long."
COS Invitational Recap
Fresno State had a tremendous team effort, earning a high point title in Saturday's team competition at the College of Sequoias Invitational and placing second behind Stanford in Sunday's team competition. Over the two-day event, Fresno State has several outstanding individual performances, led by Elise Kolp, who won the individual high point title. Kolp placed first in the open reining on Saturday, was second in open western horsemanship on Saturday and placed third in Sunday's show. Sierra Daniels won the advanced western horsemanship each day. Others earning first place honors included Chelsea Venable (novice western horsemanship), Heidi Smith (open reining) and Jessica Miller (novice western horsemanship). "The ladies rode very well, in all divisions," said head coach Becky Malmo. "We won first place in five of the seven events, and two in the Intermediate Division. We have seen all of our riders improve dramatically since the season began in September. We look forward to next week and hosting all nine schools in the region at home."
Full Fall Schedule Update
Fresno State's only home show this fall has been pushed back one day and will be held Nov. 20 at the Student Horse Center on campus. It's the only opportunity to see the Dogs compete this fall. Fresno State does not return home until February 11, when it hosts Georgia. Admission for this weekend's show is free.
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