April Competitive Teams Results

The spring 2023 semester is wrapping up! Check out the latest results from our Horse Judging, Ranch Horse and the Texas Aggie Rodeo teams from their contests in April. 

Horse Judging Team

Congratulations to the Texas A&M Horse Judging Team for a clean sweep at the 2023 Spring Collegiate Sweepstakes at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR. The team prepared by working out in Pilot Point, Texas, touring exceptional horse training facilities. The team started their season off strong taking 1st in Halter, Performance, and Reasons, claiming champion team overall.

In Halter, 3 placed in the top 10:
7th: Angelina Newbold
3rd: Brooke Kiefer
2nd: Reagan Hoelscher

In Performance, 3 placed in the top 10:
10th: Brooke Kiefer
5th: Grace Parks

High Individual Performance: Madison Rosenbaum

In the Reasons room, 4 placed in the top 10:
5th: Grace Parks
4th: Madison Rosenbaum
3rd: Angelina Newbold

High Individual Reasons: Brooke Kiefer

Top 10 individuals overall were:
9th: Alivia Farrell
8th: Angelina Newbold
7th: Grace Parks
5th: Brooke Kiefer

High Individual Overall: Madison Rosenbaum

We also brought multiple students to represent us in the Limited Division.

In Limited Halter, 3 placed in the top 10:
10th: Hannah Vierling
4th: Elena Betteridge

High Individual Limited Halter: Olivia Vogt

In Limited Performance, 4 placed in the top 10:
4th: Olivia Vogt
3rd: Elena Betteridge
2nd: Anelise Wilson

High Individual in Limited Performance: Hannah Vierling

In the Limited Reasons room, 4 placed in the top 10:
6th: Olivia Vogt
3rd: Anelise Wilson
2nd: Hannah Vierling

High Individual in Limited Reasons: Elena Betteridge

Limited Top 10 individuals overall were:
4th: Anelise Wilson
3rd: Elena Betteridge

Limited Reserve High Individual: Olivia Vogt
Limited High Individual Overall: Hannah Vierling

The team is eager to prepare for the competitive fall season. The team is coached by Sarah Schobert and Assistant Coach Hannah McLochlin, Madison Strief, Megan Miller, Raylee Ezzell, and Kelsey Morgan.

The team is sponsored by Aggieland Outfitters, Circle P Feed & Supplies, Texas Equine Hospital, Mohawk Flooring, Shining C Grulla Horses, Boerne Marine, Texas A&M University – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Texas A&M Animal Science.

The 2023 All-Star Team is represented by:

  • Alivia Farrel
  • Angelina Newbold
  • Brooke Kiefer
  • Cammy Jo Ezzell
  • Donie Hillje
  • Grace Parks
  • Greyson Philippovic
  • Madison Rosenbaum
  • Megan Gajdica
  • Reagan Hoelscher

The limited division is represented by:

  • Anelise Wilson
  • Elena Betteridge
  • Hannah Vierling
  • Olivia Vogt
  • Rachel Kuhlman
  • Yoseph Hernandez

Ranch Horse Team

The Ranch Horse Team competed in the National Intercollegiate Ranch Horse Finals in Amarillo, Texas, April 17-20. The results are as follows: 

Individual Results

Top 10 all around placings & Top 5 in each class

Non Pro: (22 entries)

Sara Saxe

  • Overall 3rd All-Around
  • Go 1: 2nd all around, 2nd trail, 2nd reining, 4th ranch riding
  • Go 2: 3rd all around, 2nd trail

Tucker Gillespie

  • Go 2: 9th all around, 2nd cow, 2nd reining

Emma Thrasher

  • Overall 9th All-Around
  • Go 1: 6th all around, 2nd ranch riding, 4th trail
  • Go 2: 3rd trail

Whitney Moody

  • Go 2: 4th cow, 5th trail

Limited Non Pro: (63 entries)

Reagan Loxton

  • Go 1: 6th ranch riding
  • Go 2: 3rd trail

Haley Winkler

  • Go 1: 1st trail
  • Go 2: 2nd trail

Josh Nichols

  • Overall 6th All-Around
  • Go 1: 1st trail
  • Go 2: 8th all around

Kaley Berkley

  • Go 2: 2nd cow

Novice: (68 entries)

Grace Chambers

  • Go 1: 8th pleasure
  • Go 2: 3rd reining

Krisondra McMellian

  • Go 2: 9th all around, 2nd ranch riding
Youth Ranch Horse Team Clinic at Snook Rodeo Arena
The Ranch Horse Team held its first-ever youth clinic on April 23, 2023, in Snook, Texas. The team enjoyed spending their day helping 22 youth of different ages, backgrounds and experiences. We focused on the core events of SHTX versatility and the fine tuning of maneuvers to increase our scores inside the show pen. The team would like to give a shoutout to Stock Horse of Texas and Texas A&M AgriLife for supporting this. Thank you to Amanda Baxter for her incredible idea and organizing it all. Thank you to Matt Nichols for spending the day with the team and kids.
3rd Annual Gig’em Goat Roping

This year’s annual Gig’em Goat Roping event included over 270 teams in the first go! Every year it keeps growing, and for good reason. Thanks to everyone that helped make this event possible.
Backyard Cowboys Buyers Group, Smokin’ Sims 45, The Saddle House, Gillespie Leather, and KBarSam Buckles and More. Photos by Kelly Wendel.

Texas A&M Rodeo Team

The Texas A&M Rodeo team will have 8 contestants going to the college rodeo finals in Casper, Wyoming.  The women’s team won the Southern Region for the second year in a row.  Leading the Aggie women was Madalyn Richards who won the Goat Tying event.  Victoria Procter was reserve barrel racing champion and Brook Krolczyk was 3rd.  Britta Strain was 3rd in the Breakaway roping.

On the men’s side Boyd Hanagriff won the steer wrestling and Trace Harris was reserve champion.  Connor Atkinson placed 3rd in tie down calf roping and Gavin French was the 3rd place bareback rider.  Overall it was a great year for the Aggie Rodeo Team.

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