Stock Horse Team

Stock Horse Team

Mission Statement:  “We are a group of hardworking individuals, competing for team success in a supportive and fun environment.  Our goal is to improve with each ride, perform to the best of our ability and represent our team and University through the core values.”

In the Fall of 2006, the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University began the Stock Horse Team program.  With the emphasis always on learning and improving the student’s riding and training skills, this program has become a popular and important part of the total equine program at Texas A&M University.  The Stock Horse Team is dedicated to promoting Texas A&M University and the equine industry through collegiate competitions in ranch and stock horse shows throughout the United States.  Stock horse shows consist of trail, ranch pleasure, reining, and working cowhorse events.

Stock Horse Team members try out every semester for the opportunity to represent Texas A&M in the arena and the community.  As a member of the Texas A&M Stock Horse Team students learn positive horsemanship skills from the team coach and various other equine professionals. These skills are demonstrated at competitions throughout the year against other colleges in the country.  The team also hosts several clinics and other events throughout the year to promote the equine industry and Texas A&M.

From our team handbook:

CULTURE- The team holds a commitment to personal growth, passion for this sport, humility, and pride in representing Texas A&M University. From members….

  • “I believe we are all here because we have a true passion for horses and the sport. The fact that we can ride for one of the most premier universities just makes it all that more special, and more importantly should dictate our behaviors to reflect this prestigious school.”
  •  “It’s a sport of constant ups and downs, wins and losses, disappointment and triumph. It is largely based on having a strong mental game and pushing through the inevitable difficulties. I do this for the love I have for riding and horses, but also to grow as a person. The challenges only make the successes better and through them, I am able to prove to myself the sort of person I am by getting through them.”

2011 Reserve National Champions

2012 National Champions

2013 Reserve National Champions

2014 National Champions

2015 ASHA Reserve National Champions

2015 SHOT Reserve National Champions

2016 ASHA Co-National Champions

2016 SHOT Reserve National Champions

Spring 2017 Texas A&M Stock Horse Team

  • Ellen Black, Captain
  • Morgan Moreno, Captain
  • Bailey Barziza
  • Lane Birkenfeld
  • Anissa Cervera
  • Taylor Godwin
  • Macie Mayes
  • Kylie Reis
  • Zach Schaefer
  • Rachel Sembera
  • Hayley Walker

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