A&M equestrian hosting scrimmage Friday

A&M equestrian hosting scrimmage Friday
Posted at 9:59 PM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 22:59:05-04

The Texas A&M equestrian team hosts its annual Maroon & White Scrimmage at 3 p.m. Friday at the Hildebrand Equine Complex. Admission to the meet is free.

"After a few weeks of practice, I am excited to see us ride under a competition format," head coach Tana McKay said. "I am expecting some good things from our upperclassmen, and I am excited to see how the newcomers handle the collegiate format. The girls know that spots in the starting rotation are up for grabs, so it should be a fun day."

The Aggies, who are coming off a semifinal appearance at the NCEA Championship last season, return 11 starters from a year ago, including All-Americans Rebekah Chenelle (Fences & Flat), Caroline Dance (Fences), Ashley Davidson (Horsemanship) and Kalee McCann (Reining) as well as SEC Co-Freshman Horsemanship Rider of the Year, Alex Albright.

Friday's scrimmage, which will be run like a regular season meet, serves as the final tune-up before the third-ranked Aggies begin the new season at home against No. 4 Oklahoma State on Sept. 28 at 11 a.m.