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DSU Equestrian Team to Take On Texas Christian University

Erin Gordon

The DSU Equestrian Team is gearing up to be back in action this next week. The Lady Hornets are starting off their 2020 Spring season traveling to Fort Worth, TX to take on the TCU Horned Frogs. The competition will hold Thursday, January 30th and will begin at 10:00a.m. EST.

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Photo Courtesy of Kelsey McArthur

Senior Blayne Bell was asked how she felt about the spring season beginning so soon, only two weeks after the spring semester had started. “After the fall  season, our team was really excited for spring season because we had done so well in the fall,” Bell stated. Adding that “we’re ready to travel and be on the road again. It really gives us the headspace we need in order to be on our game.” Bell is a seasoned Western Horsemanship rider for DSU Equestrian.

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Photo Courtesy of Sam Elliott

Speaking to the team, the energy about getting ready to be back on the road would make anyone excited. Junior Kasi Duke stated: “It’s my first year on the team and I love preparing for these travel meets. The energy is great and everyone is excited to be able to go compete again.” She also stated that “the patterns we are riding are a lot of fun and are going to be able to give our girls a lot of places to show off their skills.” Duke is a University of Delaware transfer who rides on the Jumping Seat team.

The Lady Hornets leave Wednesday, January 29 and will compete at TCU’s Equestrian Center January 30. Tune in to their live updates on Instagram @DSU_Eq on Twitter @DSUEquestrian and on Facebook @ Delaware State University Equestrian Team to follow their success.

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Photo Courtesy of Sam Elliott

The Spring season is just now beginning, don’t forget about the other competition days that you can follow up with:

  • February 28 @ University of Georgia, DSU vs. UGA
  • February 29 @ University of Georgia, DSU vs. University of Tennessee-Martin
  • March 6 @ DSU, DSU vs. University of South Carolina
  • March 26-28 @ DSU, ECAC Conference Championship
  • April 15-18 @ Waco, TX- NCEA National Championship


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