COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M equestrian rider Avery Farley took several honors in her home state, as well as in British Columbia, this summer as she prepared for her freshman season with the Aggies.
Farley (Happy Valley, Ore.) competed at the Country Classic Horse Show in Wilsonville, Ore., where she was the Champion in Adult Equitation and was crowned the Reserve Champion in the 3’3” Amateur Owners Hunters division.
The redshirt freshman also earned two titles at the High Desert Classic Week in Bend, Ore., taking Reserve Champion honors in both Adult Equitation and the 3’6” Amateur Owner Hunters divisions. Farley capped the summer off at the Thunderbird Show in Langley, B.C., scoring an 89 in the 3’6” Amateur Owner Hunters – the highest score of the day in that ring and the hunter ride of the day at the show.
“I've been riding my horse, Princeton, for 6 years now, and this is the first show season we've ever done the hunter divisions,” Farley said. “In the past years as a junior we did all of the jumper classes and grand prix. I was very pleased when we ended up placing so well in the hunters since it was so new to him. He's such an amazing horse and I'm so blessed to have been able to be successful in the jumpers, hunters and equitation on him.
“I am so excited for this season. I think that we really have a shot of being one of the top teams. These girls have such an amazing work ethic, and once they put their mind to something they're unstoppable.”
Farley and the Aggie equestrian team kick off the 2013-14 season at Kansas State this Saturday, Oct. 5. To learn more about the Texas A&M equestrian team, log on to AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieEquestrian on Twitter.