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SEC Equestrian Riders of the Month: October

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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