By: Morgan Moreno
Aggies win first stock horse competition of the season
On Saturday, Sept. 25, the Texas A&M Stock Horse Team competed in their first show of the 2017-2018 school year. The Aggies took top honors as the Division I High Point Team over Texas Tech University.
Senior captains, Lane Birkenfeld and Lisa Jordan, excelled in the non-pro division, finishing as second and third place all-around, respectively. Birkenfeld won three out of four classes, taking top honors in reining, stock horse pleasure, and trail. Jordan claimed individual awards of second in reining, fourth in trail, fifth in stock horse pleasure, and sixth in working cow horse.
In the limited non-pro division senior, Sarah McEntire, finished fifth in the all-around, with junior, Kayte Weeks, following closely in sixth. The Aggies dominated the limited non-pro reining class, with McEntire placing first, Hayley Walker in third, Nolan Self placing seventh, and Kayte Weeks in tenth.
In the novice division sophomore, Courtlyn Ranly, claimed the fourth place all-around award. Ranly also claimed individual awards of fourth in stock horse pleasure and seventh in reining. Senior, Bailey Barziza earned sixth place in stock horse pleasure.
The Fall 2017 Stock Horse Team, coached by Morgan Moreno, includes: Lane Birkenfeld, Lisa Jordan, Bailey Barziza, Sarah McEntire, Kayte Weeks, Elizabeth Klein, Hayley Walker, Nolan Self, Hannah Shirley, Courtlyn Ranly, and Kelley Ranly.
The Aggies will be competing for the title of Stock Horse World Champion Collegiate Team on October 27-28, 2017, in Abilene, Texas. Follow Texas A&M Stock Horse Team on Facebook for updates.
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