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SEC Equestrian Riders of the Month

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SEC Equestrian Riders of the Month (February 2018)

Equitation on the Flat Rider of the Month: Maddy Darst, Georgia

  • Defeated both conference opponents faced in February.
  • First 90 or better score of the season
  • Defeated opponents by an average of 13 points for the month

Equitation over Fences Rider of the Month: Taylor St. Jacques, Auburn

  • Won three-straight MOP honors for Auburn
  • Three-straight wins over Top 3 opponents, including wins at then-No. 3 Oklahoma
  • Her 87 points against South Carolina is among the Top 5 points scored by a Tiger this season in the event.
  • Improved her season record to 6-1-0 in the event with five-consecutive victories.

Horsemanship Rider of the Month: Avery Ellis, Texas A&M

  • Earned three-straight MOP honors with two coming on the road
  • Scoring an average of 74.88 per ride Leads the team with 9 wins on the season
  • Helped the Aggies defeat the Tigers in Horsemanship with a 75.5-72.5 victory, earning MOP honors
  • Moved to third on the Horsemanship career MOP list in program history with 11

Co-Reining Rider of the Month: Paisley Roberts, South Carolina

  • Earned two MOP honors this month, tops on the team
  • Beat SMU's Olivia Pakula, 67-65.5; topped Ashton Dunkel of Texas A&M, 69.5-68 and defeated Jordan Carpenter of Georgia, 73-71

Betsy Brown, Auburn

  • Finished with a 5-0-0 mark in the month of February, helping the Tigers defeat three Top 3 teams
  • Improved to 7-3-0 on the year and leads the team with seven wins in the event.
  • Her win at then-No. 3 Oklahoma State clinched the team's 10-8 victory.
  • Scored higher than a 70 in four of five contests.