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UGA's Harper named NCEA Reining Rider of the Month

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ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia equestrian junior Kyndall Harper was named the NCEA Shorty's Reining Rider of the Month, the National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced Wednesday.

This is the second NCEA Rider of the Month accolade of Harper's career. The St. Augustine, Fla. native was also given the award in October 2014.

A 2016 NCEA All-American Honorable Mention, Harper led the Bulldog Reining squad with an event-high and MOP-earning 73-70 defeat of then-No. 2 Baylor's Georgia Smith. The MOP honor marked the sixth of her career. 

Harper and the No. 7 Georgia equestrian team hit the road to take on the third-ranked Auburn Tigers on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. ET at the Auburn University Horse Center.

Quick Facts:

  • Rode to a 1-0 record in reining in January to bring her season record to 4-2-2
  • Defeated opponent by 3 points
  • Earned MOP honors with an event-high 73, bringing her career total to six