Equestrian team beats rival

The equestrian team got its revenge win Friday against Fresno State, the team that beat TCU Feb. 17 in the championship game of the Best of the West Tournament.

TCU won 10-5 reaching the team high of 10 points and winning by a team high of five points.

Senior Kindel Huffman, who was named MVP in equitation over fences with a score of 78, also set a school record with seven MVP titles this season.

Huffman said before the season began, she made a goal to win a MVP in all four classes this season.

And after Friday’s performance, she is the first Horned Frog to do just that.

“After I achieved it last night, I was super excited,” Huffman said.

Huffman remains undefeated in the horsemanship with a 10-0 record.

The Horned Frogs won 4-0 in reining and 3-1 in horsemanship.

Senior Jessica Bailey, who scored a 74, earned MVP in the horsemanship making this her second title of the season.

The victory improved the Western record 10-0 remaining the best record in the nation.

Freshman Ashley Aikman, who has a 3 game winning streak in Horsemanship, said the performance went well for everyone on the team.

“A lot of people made a lot of accomplishments yesterday,” Aikman said.

The game lasted 7 hours and 30 minutes, a record breaking length.

After the Western events were completed, three hours passed before the Hunt Seat began because the Fresno team was late from an earlier match against SMU.

Junior Carrie Von Uhlit said she was proud of the Hunt Seat team for staying focused while they were waiting for their opponents.

“There was a lot of teamwork and team pride,” Von Uhlit said.

Even though the Hunt Seat team lost 4-3, it was an improvement from losing 5-1 against Fresno its last performance.

Von Uhlit said she was happy that the team was able to turn its performance around so quickly.

The next equestrian game is March 8. TCU will host Baylor, which beat the Horned Frogs 8-4 earlier this season.