COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M equestrian junior Laura Sumrall was honored by Equestrian Magazine this month, as she was featured on the publication’s 30 Under 30 list.
Equestrian Magazine compiled the list of “30 game changers under the age of 30”, as the sport is seeing young individuals continue to shape the future of equestrian, both in and out of the competition arena.
“It's such a privilege to be recognized among so many great young riders,” Sumrall said. “I worked really hard as a youth kid and was exceptionally fortunate to continue my riding career in college. Reining is so engrained in my life that I couldn't imagine a day without horses anymore, and I plan to continue pushing myself in years to come. I want to represent the sport that I love so much in the best way that I can. After all, it has done so much for me.”
Sumrall (Summitt, Miss.) is leading the Aggie reining team with a 6-2 record this year, posting a 69.19 average and wins in four of five Southeastern Conference meets. She owns two of the team’s top reining scores of 2014, both against top-three opponents.
Sumrall began riding at age five, and started working with reining horses at age 11. She was chosen to be a part of the freestyle demonstration at the 2010 Alltech Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games, and won silver medals in 2012 at the Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships. She joined the Texas A&M equestrian team as a freshman in the fall of 2011.
For the complete list of Equestrian Magazine’s 30 Under 30, click here.
Sumrall and the 10th-ranked Aggies close out regular-season SEC action this weekend when the team competes at No. 1 South Carolina. To learn more about Texas A&M equestrian, log on to AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieEquestrian on Twitter.