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Auburn Equestrian First Team to Go Undefeated; Wins 6th National Championship

By on April 21st, 2019 in Other Sports 3 Comments »

National Champions Auburn Equestrian Team. (photo: Wade Rackley/Auburn Athletics)

In a dramatic finish, the Auburn Equestrian Team won its sixth national championship at the Extraco Events Center, Waco, Texas on Saturday. Usually dominating their opponents, the Tigers were in a tight battle with No. 6 Georgia. However, Auburn bested the Bulldogs 8–7 to complete its first undefeated season (18–0).

“This was different territory for us this year with it being so close,” head coach Greg Williams said. “Georgia has had a strong week, so it was so unbelievable to see our team regroup, stay focused and pull off this win.” 

Caitlin Boyle was named the Most Outstanding Performer for the championship in Fences, and freshman Taylor St. Jacques was NCEA’s Outstanding Performer in Flat.

The undefeated season was also the first time in history that any equestrian  team has gone wire to wire undefeated. The win also marks the program’s third title in the last four years and the sixth overall.

“This has never happened in the sport, so it shows how hard it is to go undefeated,” Williams said. “The [seniors] are a very special group,” Williams he added. “And it’s evident in how their four years shaped up.”

The seniors finished their careers at Auburn with a 61–10 overall record, winning two SEC titles and three NCEA championships in four years.

Congratulations, Tigers, and War Eagle!

3 Comments

  1. Im4Auburn says:

    What a trilling thing to accomplish. So proud of these ladies!

  2. […] kudos to the Auburn Equestrian team! The Tigers not only won their 6th national championship but did it by becoming the first team in the history of the sport to go undefeated. And it was […]

  3. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..This is a sport that I don’t really have a clue about. I love to ride a horse, and I do have enough experience to watch out for my feet getting stomped, and to avoid getting raked off the saddle by trees that the horse tries to scrape the rider off on. Have not ridden in decades.

    …..Truth be told, my favorite part of the scene with horses is when I pull out the sugar treats I’ve prepared, and let the horse lick them off my fingers. Horses usually are quite affectionate and considerate of the rider’s inadequacies, after that!

    …..To ride horses in competition and regularly win championships, that takes a lot of time, effort, and expertise. My hat is off to these Auburn ladies, and their coach, Greg Williams. War Eagle!

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