SEC Equestrian Riders of the Month (October 2019)
Equitation over Fences: Emma Kurtz, Auburn
- Improved to 6-0-0 on the year with 4 wins in October. Scored in the 80s the entire month, averaging an 86.3.
- Opened with an 88 in her 18-pt win vs. SUNY New Paltz. That score tied for the highest of the day as well as the highest score by a Tiger in the event this year.
- Earned MOP honors with a 10-pt win vs. Sweet Briar, besting her opponent, 87-77.
- Picked up another win at home, besting her opponent by two with an 84 vs. No. 5 TCU.
- Capped the weekend with another MOP ride, scoring 86 points in her win on the road at No. 7 South Carolina.
- With her help, Auburn finished the month of October with a 15-3 mark in Fences vs. four opponents.
Equitation on the Flat: Caroline Dance, Texas A&M
- Posted a 2-0-1 record in October
- Beat her opponents by an average of 7.5 points
- Helped the Aggies win at Georgia for the first time in program history
Horsemanship: Ashley Davidson, Texas A&M
- Opened the season with a three-point victory and a MOP honor
- Finished the month with a 3-0 record
- Helped the Aggies defeat Georgia in Athens for the first time in program history.
Co-Reining: Caroline Gute, South Carolina
- Caroline Gute continues to provide the leadership she's known for with another solid month for the Garnet and Black.
- The senior opened the month with a strong 69-point ride at Georgia to earn a tie and followed that up with a stellar 74-point ride on Wrangler, crushing Auburn's Jen Kasper and her 64-point ride, to clinch a point for the Gamecocks and M.O.P. honors for herself. This marks the 10th career M.O.P. for the senior in reining.
- Gute's 74 topped all the other scores in the Auburn meet by at least 2.5 points, and she's the only Gamecock to compete more than once and not suffer a loss this season.
Jordan Carpenter, Georgia
- Earned MOP honors against a conference opponent.
- Pushed a point to avoid a sweep in Reining