Brookings, S.D. (Feb. 10, 2018) --- The Delaware State equestrian team put on its most impressive performance of the season, posting a 12-3 victory over North Dakota State in Brookings, S.D. on Friday.

The Hornets pitched a shutout in the Western rides, winning 8-0, and won the English competition 4-3.

In addition, DSU took home all four Most Outstanding Performer awards in the contest.

Hornet freshman Kelsey McArthur (Ellicot City, Md.) was MOP in Horsemanship with a winning score of 74 aboard “Ruby.”

Delaware State’s Cheyenne Adams (sr.; Wapato, Wash.) was MOP in Reining, topping all riders with a score of 70.5 on “Bunny.”

In the English rides, Hornet sophomore Molly Gara (Chicago, Ill.) was Most Outstanding Performer on the Flat, riding “Trooper” to a near perfect 91 to top all competitors.

DSU’s Hayley Anderson (sr.; New Boston, N.H.) was the star of all performers in Fences, posting a score of 85 on “Duke.”

Also in the Western competition, Delaware State’s Shelbe Jarrett (so.; New Alexandria, Pa.), Monica Ellis (sr.; Collegeville, Pa.) and Angelina Watts (jr.; Stevensville, Md.) had winning rides in Reining, while Elizabeth Lynch (so.; Martinsville, W.V.), Samantha Elliott (jr.; Sparta, N.J.) and Blayne Bell (so.; Shelton, Wash.) collected points for the Hornets in Horsemanship.

In the English rides, DSU’s Zoe Kirsch (fr.; Pittstown, N.J.) was also a winner on the Flat and Sydney Wicklund (fr.; Boscawen, N.H.) picked up a winning point in Fences.  

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