SEC names November Equestrian Riders of the Month
Fences Rider of the Month
Ava Stearns, Auburn
Improved to 7-0-0 with three wins in November and picked up two MOPs. Went 2-0-0 against conference opponents. Bested her opponent on the road at #7 South Carolina by 10 points, 89-79, winning MOP. Scored back-to-back 86s to close out the month. Earned MOP against defending national champions Oklahoma State. Helped the Tigers sweep Fences against #7 Oklahoma State. Guided the Tigers to a 4-1-0 win against the Gamecocks.
Flat Rider of the Month
Jordan Toering, Georgia
Toering went undefeated in November with three meets on the road. She first defeated her conference opponent by a margin of 9 before grabbing two MOP honors with wins at Delaware State and against Lynchburg on neutral ground. Both of her MOP honors came after scores of 91 or above.
Horsemanship Rider of the Month
Maddie Spak, Auburn
Improved to 7-0-0 on the year with three wins in November. Finished 2-0-0 against conference opponents. Her win on the road at #7 South Carolina helped the Tigers sweep the Gamecocks in Horsemanship. Win against #5 Texas A&M was a part of a 3-1-1 finish in the event for the Tigers. Her 75.5 on the road against the Gamecocks tied a season high.
Alexis Robinson, Texas A&M
Robinson went undefeated in November with a 1-0-1 record. Most Outstanding Performer honor against Fresno State.
Reining Rider of the Month
Lisa Bricker, Texas A&M
Bricker went undefeated in November, 2-0. Most Outstanding Performer honor against No. 5 Auburn.
Emma Lane, South Carolina
Lane had herself an excellent month, going undefeated in reining for the Gamecocks. In her ride against No. 4 Auburn, Lane secured her point on Sparky and earned an MOP nod. Against No. 3 Georgia, the meet came down to Lane's matchup as the score was tied, and the junior earned her solo and meet-winning point with a 72 on Chexie to put South Carolina on top. The win against the Bulldogs was the third top-10 win this fall, and the second upset over a higher ranked team.