Georgia equestrian just finished its last regular season matchup against TCU a week before the threat of the COVID-19 turned the sports world upside down.
Due to increased concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the SEC announced on Wednesday that conference sports events — including all Georgia sports events — will be closed to the public from Thursday, March 12 through March 30.
Georgia’s last meet of the regular season came down to the final event of the evening, with TCU outlasting the Bulldogs 10-9 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Seniors Kate Kramer, Maddie Fiorante, Julia Spreng and Ali Tritschler came from the four different corners of the United States, but have become close friends in their years on the Georgia equestrian team.
No. 6 Georgia equestrian kept its momentum from Friday’s 14-5 victory against Delaware State to dominate Tennessee-Martin with a 17-2 victory on Saturday at the UGA Equestrian Complex.
Georgia equestrian’s four-meet losing streak was ended by an impressive performance Friday afternoon at the UGA Equestrian Complex.
McKenzie Aebi dreamed of competing on a nationally-ranked equestrian team since she started riding horses in the third grade.
The Georgia equestrian team was basking in mild, sunny weather during practice last week. Fast forward to Feb. 8, and the UGA Equestrian Complex in Bishop, Georgia, was covered in snow before the match against Auburn. The Bulldogs were defeated by Auburn 12-8 on slushy terrain.
The Georgia and Auburn equestrian teams have been in close competition over the past decade and have become familiarized with each other’s horses and complexes. Saturday’s meet, however, was something they never saw coming.