2021 SEC Equestrian Championship
March 26-27, 2021
UGA Equestrian Complex - Bishop, Georgia
2021 Equestrian Championship Bracket
BISHOP, Ga. - The No. 1 Auburn equestrian team captured its third-straight Southeastern Conference title, defeating No. 2 Georgia, 15-5. The Tigers won the championship in Bishop, Ga., at the UGA Equestrian Center on day two of the 2021 SEC Championship.
"This team has been an amazing team and I can't talk about them enough," head coach Greg Williams said. "They've continually just handled whatever adversity is thrown at them. The staff that I have here in coaches Mary Meneely and Jessica Braswell have worked hard to get this team prepared."
The championship win is the team's fourth in the Southeastern Conference (2016, 2019, 2020, 2021) and seventh overall. Their previous three conference crowns came from the Southern Equestrian Conference (2004, 2010, 2011).
"This team is unbelievable," senior Taylor St. Jacques said. "We all believed wholeheartedly in this team and there was never a doubt. I think that's something special. There really is not enough good things to say about this team and I think today's performance shows how strong we are both inside the ring and outside the ring."
The win moved the Tigers to 8-0 on the year and extended their winning to 42-straight meets. The last loss for the program was almost three years ago at the 2018 SEC Championship where the squad fell to the Bulldogs in the championship match (March 31, 2018).
"This is the best team I've ever had the chance to ride with," senior Deanna Green said. "We've been working really hard for a couple years now to continue to compete at a high level. I'm so proud of this team and I'm excited to see what's in store for the future."
A pair of Tigers in senior Taylor St. Jacques and sophomore Boo Kammerer were placed on the SEC All-Championship team. St. Jacques earned her spot for her performances on Flat over the weekend, while Kammerer's 2-0-0 finish secured her place on the league team.
Both Kammerer and St. Jacques were also named meet MOPs for Reining and Flat, respectively. With her win in Flat, St. Jacques moved into a tie for first on Auburn's career wins list in the event. The Glen Allen, Va., product is now locked with former Tiger Caitlin Boyle (2016-19) with 48.
In addition, a pair of seniors in Green and Taylor Searles moved to first on Auburn's Horsemanship career wins list as the two broke the record previously held by Lauren Diaz (2016-19). The duo each picked up victories in the event to move to 42 wins apiece in their careers.