Oklahoma State’s Miranda Reed and Hannah Mitchell along with TCU’s Carley Barnett and Kari Hancock earn Big 12 equestrian honors for March, as voted on by conference coaches. Barnett earned Equitation over Fences Rider of the Month, Hancock was honored with Equitation on the Flat Rider of the Month, while Reed and Mitchell were named Horsemanship Rider of the Month and Reining Rider of the Month, respectively.
EQUITATION OVER FENCES OF THE MONTH
Carley Barnett, TCU, Jr., Pilot Point, Texas
- Posted an impressive 3-0 record during the month of March.
- Named the MOP of the Big 12 Championship in Equitation over Fences after winning both of her points on the weekend.
- Averaged a score of 83.5 for the month and won by an average of 15 points. Recorded a season high score against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship, earning a combined score of 176.
EQUITATION ON THE FLAT OF THE MONTH
Kari Hancock, TCU, Sr., Anchorage, Alaska
- Named the MOP of the Big 12 Championship after earning both of her points during the weekend and also going 3-0 in the month of March.
- Won by an impressive average of 16 points against her opponents throughout the month and averaged a score of 81.
- Gained a high score at the Big 12 Championship against Baylor where she earned a score of 90 and 77 for a total of 167.
HORSEMANSHIP RIDER OF THE MONTH
Miranda Reed, Oklahoma State, Sr., Licking, Mo.
- Went 3-0-1 during the month of March with many high-scoring performances.
- Had the highest score of any Horsemanship competitor against New Mexico State and then again versus TCU in the Big 12 Championship. Recorded a 77.5 over New Mexico State and posted a 149.5 against TCU.
- The senior also defeated her Baylor opponent, 147-136.5, earning her Most Outstanding Performer honors in Horsemanship at the Big 12 Championship.
REINING RIDER OF THE MONTH
Hannah Mitchell, Oklahoma State, Fr., Cuba, Mo.
- Earned two regular season MOP honors for her wins against New Mexico State and Fresno State en route to a 3-0-1 recorded in March.
- During the Big 12 Championship, Mitchell defeated TCU’s Brooke Boyle by 11.5 points, 142.5-131, earning her 10th win of the year.
- Was honored as a member of the All-Big 12 Reining Team and was named the 2017 Big 12 Reining Rider of the Year as a freshman.
BIG 12 RIDER OF THE MONTH AWARDS
|Date||Equitation Over Fences of the Month||Equitation on the Flat of the Month|
|Nov. 9||Jorden Davis, Oklahoma State, Sr.||Kari Hancock, TCU, Sr.|
|Dec. 7||Jayme Omand, TCU, Jr.||Kari Hancock, TCU, Sr.|
|March 7||Carly Barrick, Oklahoma State, Sr.||
Maggie Drysch, Oklahoma State, Sr.
|April 5||Carley Barnett, TCU, Jr.||
Kari Hancock, TCU, Sr.
|Date||Horsemanship Rider of the Month||Reining Rider of the Month|
|Nov. 9||Charlotte Green, Baylor, Jr.||Ebba Lange, Oklahoma State, Jr.|
|Dec. 7||Miranda Reed, Oklahoma State, Sr.||Brooke Boyle, TCU, Sr.|
|March 7||Megan McMullen, TCU, Jr.||Hannah Mitchell, Oklahoma State, Fr.|
|April 5||Miranda Reed, Oklahoma State, Sr.||Hannah Mitchell, Oklahoma State, Fr.|