Baylor equestrian advanced both its horsemanship and reining teams out of the opening round in the inaugural Event Championship rounds of the National CollegiateEquestrian Association (NCEA) Championship on Wednesday at the Extraco Events Center.
Hosting in partnership with the City of Waco and McLennan County for the 12th-straight season, Baylor split the day, with the fences and flat teams narrowly edged out in their respective competitions.
The reining squad grabbed the morning win for BU, taking a 2-1 edge over UT Martin.
Abbi Demel and Georgia Smith both notched points for the Bears, while Charlotte Green keeping BU in front, working a draw with her opponent.
Moving to the afternoon on the western side, the horsemanship team rolled to a 3-1 win over South Carolina, with Kaylee Mellott, Abbi Demel, and Charlotte Green all riding out tightly contested points to give BU the win.
In the morning’s hunt seat competition, the fences team fell on raw scores, drawing 2-2 with South Carolina and 637-630 on the composite scores.
Abby Jorgensen and Madison Day both collected points, but the Gamecocks will advance out of the opening round.
In the afternoon, the equitation on the flat squad fell 2-1 to SMU, with Rachael Davis clinching her point and Rachel Van Allen forcing a tie. The Mustangs picked up both of the final points of the draw, advancing past the Bears into the quarterfinal round.