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SEC names March Equestrian Riders of the Month

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Fences Rider of the Month

 Alexa Leong, Texas A&M

  • Posted a 2-0 record.
  • Garnered two MOP accolades.
  • Averaged 88.5 for the month.
  • Had a 20-point average win margin.

Flat Riders of the Month

 Ellie Ferrigno, Auburn

  • Junior Ferrigno had a great final meet of the regular season, topping her opponent from SEC rival South Carolina by eight points in Flat.
  • She scored an 88 in her win, besting her opponent's 80 to win MOP.
  • It was her first Flat MOP of the season.
  • In addition, the 88 was her second highest score of the year in the event.

 Nora Andrews, Georgia

  • Andrews won MOP honors on the road at conference foe Texas A&M to help the Flat squad sweep the points.
  • A 97 is the fourth highest score in program history.

Horsemanship Rider of the Month

 Cori Cansdale, Texas A&M

  • 2-0, 1 MOP
  • 73-71.5 vs No. 6 Georgia's Jordan Davis
  • 76.5-74 vs No. 1 SMU's Megan Waldron

Reining Riders of the Month

 Olivia Marino, Auburn

  • Marino put an exclamation on the regular season, earning MOP in Reining and helping the Tigers down SEC rival South Carolina in the regular season finale.
  • The junior was the final ride in the event and needed to top a 70.
  • She rode to a 71.5, her second highest score of the season, to take the win for the Tigers.
  • In addition, she was awarded MOP for her performance. That was the first MOP of her career.
  • With her score, Marino has scored a 70 or better in all but two meets this year.

 Ariana Gray, Texas A&M

  • 2-0, 1 MOP
  • 70-69 vs No. 6 Georgia's Courtney Blumer
  • 73-70.5 vs No. 1 SMU's Dani Latimer