COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M equestrian Assistant Coach Beth Bass announced today the signing of Emily Davis to a National Letter of Intent to ride for the Aggies. Davis (Hamshire, Texas) will join the Texas A&M horsemanship squad in the fall of 2014.
“We are thrilled to have Emily join our team next year,” Bass said. “She has bled maroon for a long time and has worked hard to accomplish this goal. Her accomplishments in the arena showing quite a few different types of horses will bode well for her transition to collegiate equestrian.”
The Aggies’ latest signee has shown on the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) circuits for ten years, winning the ApHC Youth World Championship in Hunter Hack and taking reserve championships at the 2010 and 2012 ApHC Youth World Show in Hunt Seat Equitation and Hunter Under Saddle, respectively. Davis has recorded multiple top-five placings in western and hunt seat events at the same event, and has won multiple circuit championships at the Reichert Celebration and the AQHA Texas Classic. She trains with Capstone Ranch in College Station.
Davis attends Hamshire-Fannett High School, where she has been a Regional competitor in UIL journalism events and is a member of the National Honor Society. The third-generation Aggie’s first show horse was born and raised at Texas A&M, and she started out showing hunter jumper ponies before switching to all-around events.
“I chose Texas A&M University because of the amazing traditions, school pride, and outstanding academic opportunities offered,” Davis said. “I cannot wait to begin my journey at Texas A&M and I am honored to have been chosen to be a part of the Aggie equestrian team.”
Davis is the second rider to sign with the Aggies for the 2014-15 season, joining Kristen Mohr (hunter seat) on the Aggie equestrian class of 2018. Check back to AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieEquestrian on Twitter for the latest during the 2013 signing period.