Aug. 5, 2013
WACO, Texas - Baylor sophomore Mary Brown made the most of her offseason over the weekend competing and winning the youth world championship in western riding. The American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Shows are being hosted Aug. 2-10 in Oklahoma City, and Brown took home top honors Saturday.
Brown, of Kelseyville, Calif. scored a 236 riding Zippos Petite Prince for the duo's first world championship. Brown's score was five points shy of the record set in 2008 by Ali Papendick and Harley De Zip in 2008. She beat out 77 other entries for the victory.
Baylor head equestrian coach Ellen White said she was excited to see one of her Bears do so well in competition.
"Mary is a lovely rider and we are thrilled with her success," White said. "We are looking forward to another great win when she competes in horsemanship finals later this week."
Brown will compete in the horsemanship finals Tuesday.
In other Baylor Equestrian news, head coach Ellen White started a new Twitter account for Bears' fans to get the inside scoop on equestrian, follow her here. Also, don't forget to follow the official Twitter account of Baylor Equestrian, by clicking here.