Equestrian: Waco next destination for riders

After a three-week break, the equestrian team is ready to jump back on the saddle this weekend in Waco.Head coach Gary Reynolds’ team will compete in the Baylor Invitational starting Friday, and will face teams such as Stephen F. Austin University, Delaware State and the Baylor Bears.

Senior Caitlin Sewell, who previously won a point against Stephen F. Austin in equitation on the flat in an Oct. 6 match, said she is expecting another good match against the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks this weekend because the team already has experience against them. The team defeated SFA 9-7 on Oct. 6, which was the team’s first win of the season.

“We’ve been practicing really hard and putting in a lot of extra riding hours,” Sewell said, “so I think we’re ready.”

The girls believe Baylor is their toughest competition for the weekend due to their home advantage, but, freshman Kelsey Huffman said, the team is also confident and ready to compete again.

“Definitely, the team has a lot more confidence since the win against Stephen F. Austin,” Huffman said. “The team just found a lot of spots where we could improve and we’ve been doing a lot of extra practices and working really hard.