Five equestrian student-athletes were recognized with Big 12 Rider of the Month awards for competition during the month of November. In the Equitation over Fences event, Samantha Schaefer (Baylor) was named Rider of the Month, while Demi Stiegler (TCU) was honored in the Equitation on the Flat discipline. In Western, Hannah Ribera (K-State) and Alexie Estrada (TCU) were named Co-Horsemanship Riders of the Month, while Kolby Simonson (TCU) claimed the Reining honor.
This is the first award for Stiegler, Ribera, Estrada and Simonson, and the third honor for Schaefer.
Equitation over Fences Rider of the Month
Samantha Schaefer, Baylor, So., Westminster, Md.
Schaefer went a perfect 3-0 in Fences, including an MVP ride that scored an 88-86 win over Katherine Schmidt of No. 1 South Carolina. The sophomore averaged an 86.3 in her three rides with an 88, 86 and 85, helping lead Baylor to a 3-0 record in the month of November with wins over Fresno State, South Carolina and TCU.
Equitation on the Flat Rider of the Month
Demi Stiegler, TCU, So., Irvine, Calif.
Stiegler went 3-0 during the month of November against Big 12 schools in Equitation on the Flat to remain perfect on the season at 5-0. In all, Stiegler went 5-1 for the month between the two Equitation disciplines, while claiming two MOP awards.
Horsemanship Riders of the Month
Hannah Ribera, K-State, Sr., Canyon, Texas
Ribera ended the fall season with an overall record of 5-1 with two MOP honor's. She provided veteran leadership for the K-State Horsemanship discipline by going 2-0 in her only competitions of the month.
Alexie Estrada, TCU, Sr., Bakersfield, Calif.
Estrada went 3-0 during the month against Big 12 schools in Horsemanship. She scored the lone point for the Frogs in the discipline against Kansas State and recorded her first MOP honor at Oklahoma State.
Reining Rider of the Month
Kolby Simonson, TCU, Sr., Durango, Colo.
Simonson went 3-0 against Big 12 schools during the month in Reining. She holds a 4-1 overall record in the discipline.
2012 Equestrian Riders of the Month
|Equitation Over Fences Rider of the Month|
|October:||Rachel Webster, K-State, Jr.|
|November:||Samantha Schaefer, Baylor, So.|
|Equitation on the Flat Rider of the Month|
|October:||Samantha Schaefer, Baylor, So.|
|November:||Demi Stiegler, TCU, So.|
|Horsemanship Rider of the Month|
|October:||Samantha Bayer, TCU, So.|
|November:||Hannah Ribera, K-State, Sr.|
|Alexie Estrada, TCU, Sr.|
|Reining Rider of the Month|
|October:||Chantz Stewart, TCU, Fr.|
|November:||Kolby Simonson, TCU, Sr.|