Two South Dakota State riders earned MVP honors in Saturday's home opener against UT-Martin and the Jackrabbits finished in an 8-8 tie with the Skyhawks at the end of the show, but UT-Martin won in a tiebreaker.
"It was disappointing to lose in a tie breaker, but we had some outstanding rides and finished the day with two MVPs," head coach Megan Rossiter said after coaching her first-ever home show. "We look forward to our next competition on Hobo Day weekend, and we feel like we're in a good place compete with Auburn and Delaware State on Nov. 5-6."
The loss drops the Jacks to 1-3 on the season, while the Skyhawks improve to an even 1-1.
Megan Violand carded a 74 in equitation on the flat to earn one of the Jacks two points in the event, and took home MVP honors.
The Jacks get a week off before returning to action against Auburn on Nov. 5 and then Delaware State on Nov. 6. Both shows begin at 9 a.m. at the DeHaan Equestrian Center.