The nationally renowned stock horse team from Middle Tennessee State University took top 5 overall and a reserve national champion title in Texas. The MTSU Stock Horse Team (Middle Tennessee State University took six riders to Amarillo, Texas and Sweetwater, Texas to compete in two separate national championship competitions April 17-22nd.
In Amarillo the team found success competing against over 150 riders from over 14 different states across the country at the Hughes Trailer National Intercollegiate Ranch & Stock Horse Association National Championship show. The team clenched 5th place overall in the competition after two go-rounds competing in ranch trail, ranch riding, cow work, and reining. “This is nearly an entirely new team I took this year.” said Andrea Rego, coach of the team. “Most of which have never competed in ranch events prior to MTSU. I am so proud of each of their efforts to rise to the occasion and represent Tennessee so well.” Highlights in Amarillo include senior, JoBeth Scarlett scoring an 80 in the Limited Ranch Riding, claiming the top spot in the class for go-round 2. Additionally, Scarlett and senior horse science major, Allyssa Kraker were top 20 overall in their divisions for the event out of 60 riders. After Amarillo, TX the team took a drive southward to Sweetwater, TX to defend their national championship title in the American Stock Horse Association. This time they claimed a reserve national champion title and took home top honors individually as well. Highlights of the event include: JoBeth Scarlett & Twentyeleventwister were National All-Around Champions in the Non-Pro division, Kara Brown & Citas QT Sweetheart National were National All-Around Champions in the Limited Non-Pro Division, Audrey Ferrie & BC Pennys from Tari were National All-Around Champions in the Novice Division, Allyssa Kraker & Lady in Reeboks were Reserve National All-Around Champions in the Novice Division, Kenlee West & Smarty Got Spooked were 3rd Overall in the Green Horse Division, and Cory Elks was 3rd Overall in the Novice Division. “We could not do this 2,000 mile trip each year without our dedicated students, supportive parents, and amazing sponsors. The future of this team is bright, and we can’t wait for next year.” said Andrea Rego
To learn more about the MTSU Stock Horse Team, email coach Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Picture – Taken by Cait Russell Photography
Left to Right (Kara Brown, Audrey Ferrie, JoBeth Scarlett, Cory Elks, Kenlee West, Allyssa Kraker)
JoBeth Scarlett Picture – Taken by Cait Russell Photography
JoBeth Scarlett performing a sliding stop on Twentyeleventwister