Texas A&M Equestrian Team Honored at White House

 

Alexandra Desiderio and her teammates had the honor of visiting the White House in November.

(Photos and story are by Texas A&M Media Relations.)

 

The Texas A&M equestrian team was welcomed at the White House Friday by President Donald Trump to celebrate their 2017 NCEA National Championship.

The Aggies became the first equestrian national champions to be recognized at the White House.

The President congratulated the team and was presented with custom Texas A&M cowboy boots by head coach Tana McKay.

 

 

“There have been other equestrian national champions, but this is the first time that the sport has been recognized by the President and the White House,” McKay said. “That in itself is a huge honor, not only for our school being recognized, but also for our sport. It validates all of the hard work that we have put into this sport, the progress that we have Equestrian Honored at the White House – Texas A&M University  made to grow our sport, and the direction that it is going in down the road. This a very important step for our sport. We are extremely excited and humbled to even be part of it, and it is a great experience for the student-athletes and the staff. It is something that we will never forget.”

In April, the Aggies became the first team under the current format to win four meets en route to the championship and dominated the tournament by outscoring their opponents, 54-8. The title marked the Aggies’ 12th national championship in program history and the first since 2012. To learn more about the Texas A&M Equestrian team, log onto 12thman.com or follow @AggieEquestrian on Twitter.

 

Oration Chosen as the 2016 AHA Ambassador Award Winner

 

Oration

Our stallion, Oration, has been named by the Arabian Horse Association as the 2016 Ambassador Award winner.

This award is given annually to an Arabian or Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horse for outstanding achievement in representing the Arabian horse community to the general public. The horse must have achieved a unique accomplishment that showcases the breed in order to be eligible.

Thank you to Angelique Anthony for the nomination and to everyone else who wrote endorsement letters for *ORATION++++//!

Texas A&M Ranked First in Final Fall NCEA Rankings

Courtesy: Texas A&M Media Relations

Texas A&M Equestrian Team

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M equestrian team is ranked No. 1 in the final NCEA National Team Rankings for the fall semester, the NCEA Selection Committee announced Wednesday.

The Aggies are the top-ranked team for the sixth-consecutive week and finished the fall slate with a 5-1 (2-1 SEC) record. Texas A&M recorded wins over UT Martin, No. 8 South Carolina, South Dakota State, then-No. 3 Georgia and Delaware State.

Baylor is ranked second, followed by Auburn, Georgia and Oklahoma State. SMU is sixth, while Fresno State, South Carolina, TCU and New Mexico State close out the rankings.

The Aggies return to action January 28, 2017 at New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M.