Auburn equestrians ink 10 for 2017-18 Season

AUBURN, Ala. ( – The No. 2 Auburn equestrian team signed 10 riders to National Letters of Intent for the 2017-18 season, head coach Greg Williams announced.

“This is a dream class that we have worked on for a long time,” head coach Greg Williams said. “I believe this to be one of the strongest groups to enter collegiate equestrian in one year.”

Auburn will add Western riders Anna Enos (Rockwood, Penn.), Terri-June Granger (Dothan, Ala.), Deanna Green (Pilot Point, Texas), Savannah Ostner (), Taylor Searles (Scottsdale, Ariz.), and Nicole Ellis (Gainesville, Fla.).

Joining the Tigers in Hunt Seat are Carly Hoft (Raleigh, N.C.), Gia Rinaldi (Wayne, Ill.), Taylor St. Jacques (Glen Allen, Va.), and Ericka Koscinski (Center Moriches, N.Y.).

“I am so grateful for Coach Jessica Braswell, Coach Mary Meneely, Auburn, and my current team for making Auburn such a great place to attract high-level athletes,” Williams said. “This is a class that Auburn fans can be really proud of.”


Hometown: Rockwood, Penn.

High School: Rockwood

Event: Western

Highlights: Multiple All America Quarter Horse Congress top 10 finishes in horsemanship, trail, and western riding … 2016 IEA National Third Place Varsity Team Horsemanship … AQHA Youth Superiors in Horsemanship and Equitation.


Hometown: Dothan, Ala.

High School: Pathway Baptist Christian

Event: Western

Highlights: 2016 NRHA High School Reining Championship (Catch and Ride) Champion … 2016 FRHA Non-Pro Futurity Champion … 2016 SERHA Non-Pro Futurity Champion … 2015 NRHA World Champion … 2015 Reserve Congress Champion … 2015 Dixie National Free Style Reining Reserve Champion.


Hometown: Pilot Point, Texas

High School: Abeka Academy

Event: Western

Highlights: Five-time AQHA Youth World Champion … Three-time AQHA Youth Reserve World Champion … 13-time Congress Champion.


Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.

High School: St. David’s School

Event: Hunt Seat

Highlights: Top 10 placing at Region 3 ASPCA Maclay Regionals (2014, 2015, 2016) … 2016 10th Place Hunterdon Cup … 2016 10th Place North American Junior Equitation Championship … 2016 Second Place at Devon Horse Show.


Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.

High School: St. Mary’s Episcopal

Event: Western

Highlights: NRHA World Champion … 2016 All America Quarter Horse Congress NRHA 14-18 Youth Champion … USA Reining Champion and Reserve Champion 14-18 … NRBC Youth Classic Challenge Reserve Champion … USA Reining Champion … Unrestricted Youth High Point.


Hometown: Wayne, Ill.

High School: University of Nebraska Online High School

Event: Hunt Seat

Highlights: 2016 $250,000 High Junior/Amateur Jumper Prix at HITS on the Hudson … Won Grand Prix $50,000 and $75,000 two-straight weeks in 2016 … 2016 Top 30 ASPCA Maclay Finals … 2015 Top 3 in Equitation at Devon Horse Show.

Scottsdale, Ariz.

High School: Cactus Shadow

Event: Western

Highlights: Two-time AQHA Youth World Champion … Two-time AQHA Youth World Bronze Champion … Five-time Congress Champion … Three-time Congress All-Around Champion.


Hometown: Glen Allen, Va.

High School: University of Nebraska Online High School

Event: Hunt Seat

Highlights: 2016 ASPCA Maclay Finals Reserve Champion … Fourth place at the 2016 Pessoa Hunt Season Medal Finals … Seventh place finish at the 2016 USET East Coast Talent Search … Sixth place at 2016 WIHS Junior Equitation Finals.


Hometown: Gainesville, Fla.

High School: Forsyth Country Day

Event: Western

Highlights: 2016 IEA Varsity Intermediate Individual Reining Champion … 2016 AQHA Level 1 Rookie Youth Champion … Multiple Top 10 placings at the All American Quarter Horse Congress … Multiple Top 5 places in designated affiliate.


Hometown: Center Moriches, N.Y.

High School: Center Moriches

Event: Hunt Seat

Highlights: Medal and Maclay Finals qualifier … Fifth place at Junior Hunter Finals … Eighth in the Children’s Jumper at Marshall and Sterling Finals … USET Winner at the Vermont Summer Festival.

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