Equestrian picks up two points in first NCEA scrimmage

A rider jumps over a fence on a horse. Graphic showing SMU's 6-2 win over Lynchburg in equestrian competition.

Amherst, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's equestrian team made its 2018-19 National Collegiate Equestrian Association scrimmage debut Friday afternoon, falling 6-2 to sixth-ranked Southern Methodist at the Harriett Howell Rogers Riding Center.

Lynchburg won both its points over fences as juniors Burke Kelleher (Lynchburg, Va.) and Dani Herzberg (Beachwood, Ohio) earned the victories for the Hornets.

Freshmen Taylor Herzog (Williamsburg, Va.) and Saylor Hardin (Forest City, N.C.) also competed for the Hornets. Herzog scored Lynchburg's best ride over fences on the day with a 71-point jaunt atop Ray.

Herzberg's 69-point ride with Petey on the flat was a high-water mark for Lynchburg in that portion of the match.

The visiting Mustangs swept the matchups on the flat, but Lynchburg rebounded with strong rides over fences. Kelleher started with a 66-point ride atop Fernando, besting SMU's Lexi Murphy, and Herzberg earned 62 points on Snips to out-point the Mustang rider, Tali DeJong.

SMU totaled 546 points over its eight total rides, while Lynchburg earned 493 points.

Lynchburg will begin the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association portion of its schedule Saturday, Oct. 13 at the University of Virginia.

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Fri Aug 30
Liberty University Challenge
Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va. | 4k races
Fri Aug 30
3:30 PM
Mary Baldwin
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
5:30 PM
Bryn Mawr
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Aug 31
10:00 AM
Meredith
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Sat Aug 31
1:00 PM
Lebanon Valley
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Aug 31
2:00 PM
Catholic
vs. Lynchburg
@ Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. Route 42 Classic
Sat Aug 31
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Johns Hopkins
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sun Sep 01
3:00 PM
Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Fri Sep 06
5:00 PM
Shenandoah
vs. Lynchburg
@ Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. Gallaudet Tournament
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Fri Aug 30
7:00 PM
Roanoke
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Shellenberger Classic -- Non-conference match
Sat Sep 07
5:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke Invitational
Sun Sep 08
4:30 PM
Regent
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 11
7:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Lynchburg
Fri Sep 13
7:00 PM
Oglethorpe
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Sep 18
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 21
1:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Catholic
Wed Sep 25
7:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Non-conference match
Sat Sep 28
6:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Roanoke
Wed Oct 02
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Bridgewater (Va.)
Non-conference match
Wed Oct 09
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 12
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Hampden-Sydney
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Sat Aug 31
3:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Johns Hopkins
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sun Sep 01
3:00 PM
Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.)
vs. Lynchburg
@ Salem, Va. Roanoke College Kickoff
Sat Sep 07
12:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.)
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 1
Sun Sep 08
2:00 PM
Kalamazoo
vs. Lynchburg
Shellenberger Classic -- Match 3
Sat Sep 14
11:00 AM
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at Emory
Sun Sep 15
11:00 AM
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at Piedmont
Piedmont Invitational
Wed Sep 25
6:00 PM
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at Chris. Newport
Sat Sep 28
1:00 PM
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at Washington and Lee
Sat Oct 05
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Bridgewater (Va.)
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Wed Oct 09
4:00 PM
Randolph
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Sat Oct 12
4:00 PM
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