STILLWATER, Okla. - The No. 3 Texas A&M equestrian team fell, 8-16, at No. 5 Oklahoma State, Saturday at the Animal Science Arena. The Aggies are now 4-4 on the season (0-3 SEC), while the Cowgirls improve to 6-3 (2-1 Big 12).
Equitation over fences and horsemanship rode simultaneously, with fences scores coming in first. Back-to-back OSU wins in fences gave the Cowgirls a good start before victories by A&M's Hannah Williams and Shelby Lawson evened the score. The final two fences rides ended in OSU victories, however and the Cowgirls took fences and led the meet, 4-2.
In horsemanship, OSU eked out a 4-2 win and led the meet, 8-4. Carey Nowacek and Caroline Ammons each had victories for the Aggies.
After a reining win by A&M's Laura Sumrall, OSU earned its ninth victory of the day, guaranteeing a Cowgirl win on the meet. Shelby St. Hilaire rode to a second reining win for the Aggies.
Equitation on the flat was the final event of the day, resulting in a 4-2 win for the Cowgirls and a 16-8 overall victory for OSU. Aggie freshman Hannah Williams had her second victory of the day, with a 71-65 win over OSU's Allie Joyce. Marlena Parker also had a win for A&M.
The next A&M equestrian event is Friday, Feb. 8 when senior Emily Williams competes at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Fla. Additionally, Paige Russell has been chosen to show at the event as a demo rider. To learn more about Texas A&M equestrian, log on to AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieEquestrian on Twitter.
TEXAS A&M 8, OKLAHOMA STATE 16
Animal Science Arena - Stillwater, Okla.
Records: A&M (4-4, 0-3 SEC), OSU (6-3, 2-1 Big 12)
HUNTER SEAT: OSU 8, A&M 4
Equitation over Fences: OSU 4, A&M 2
Maggie Gampfer, OSU def. Marlena Parker, A&M, 74-72
Samantha Harrison, OSU def. Emily Williams, A&M, 81-75
Hannah Williams, A&M def. Sarah Gesick, OSU, 77-70
Shelby Lawson, A&M def. Samantha Elser, OSU 77-74
Andrea Robbins, OSU def. Haley Buchmiller, A&M, 80-73
Allie Joyce, OSU def. Kori Pickett, A&M, 79-68
Equitation on the Flat: OSU 4, A&M 2
Hannah Williams, A&M def. Allie Joyce, OSU, 71-65
Samantha Harrison, OSU def. Paige Russell, A&M, 76-75
Ali Rose, OSU def. Kelsi Shevlin, A&M, 74-66
Amy White, OSU def. Ellie Wilkins, A&M, 76-71
Ellie Sparks, OSU def. Haley Buchmiller, A&M, 72-70
Marlena Parker, A&M def. Leighona Bernstein, OSU, 70-0
WESTERN: A&M 8, OSU 4
Horsemanship: OSU 4, A&M 2
Carey Nowacek, A&M def. Ty Paris, OSU, 74.5-72
Lauren Halvorson, OSU def. Amanda Brightwell, A&M, 78.5-63
Katy Krshka, OSU def. Molli Jacobs, A&M, 76-70
Caroline Ammons, A&M def. Marissa Dalton, OSU, 74-72.5
Mackenzie Fugitt, OSU def. Laura Brainard, A&M, 74-73.5
Lindsey McMullen, OSU def. Cassie Mantor, A&M, 74.5-70
Reining: OSU 4, A&M 2
Laura Sumrall, A&M def. Kaci O'Rourke, OSU, 71.5-70.5
Katy Krshka, OSU def. Ashley Skold, A&M, 72-71.5
Jenna Blumer, OSU def. Becca Murray, A&M, 71-69.5
Taylor New, OSU def. Ryann McKinzie, A&M 68.5-64
Justine Peters, OSU def. Logan Pluhar, A&M, 70-68
Shelby St. Hilaire, A&M def. Mackenzie Fugitt , OSU, 71.5-68