Texas Tech Rider Ties for Second at NRHA Collegiate Reining Championship

Alicia daugherty scored 214.5 to tie Texas A&M's Maggie Gentry

Written by Cory Chandler

Texas Tech University senior Alicia Daugherty tied for second place at the 2009 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Collegiate Reining Championship. 

Daugherty is an agricultural communications major from Alpine.

The first of 12 riders to compete, Daugherty, earned a score of 214.5 astride The Ultimate Magnum, owned by Jean Piper of Madisonville. 

Daugherty is the current Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Individual Reserve National Champion in Reining. She tied Maggie Gratny of Texas A&M University.

Lyndsey Jordan of Auburn captured the win with a score of 218.  Oklahoma State’s Bri Parnell and Georgia’s Kate Stewart tied for fourth, both scoring 212.

Daugherty is the first rider in school history to compete in this invitational event.  She will resume competition with the Equestrian Team in the fall and is coached by Robin Morris.

 CONTACT: Robin Morris, coach, Equestrian Team, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2805 or robin.k.morris@ttu.edu.