Briggs Surratt is a Junior at MacClay Highschool in Tallahassee and has been a part of TeamWallace for 3 years.
Briggs came upon when TW moved to Cherry Hill Farm in 2012. Hat Trick was an 11 YO TB who had only competed in the hunter and jumper divisions at shows. He had an injury and was in a pasture for a year before Briggs began leasing Hat Trick.
The both worked hard and placed 2nd in the Novice Rider Division at Ocala Horse Trials in November 2012. His parents purchased Hat Trick as a Christmas gift and in an amazing two years, Briggs and Hat Trick have moved up to the Intermediate level and was the highest placing Junior rider at his first intermediate competition at Rocking Horse in February 2014.
Briggs and Hat Trick have done 3 CIC 1 Stars finishing 7th at Poplar CIC in March 2014. He then finished 19th at the CCI 1 Star at Ocala in April 2014. Briggs is vying for a team position with the NAYRC Area 3 and is currently qualified for the 1 Star team but will be competing in the CIC 2 Star at Chatt in May 2014 in order to be considered for the 2 Star team.
Briggs is being watched by selectors for the USEF Under 18 Talent list. Being selected would give Briggs access to coaching by David O’Conner, the USEF Team Coach.
Briggs has been successfully crossing over into the Hunter/Jumper ring with Hat Trick in both the equitation and jumper divisions. He also competes, Faris, a horse he owns with Elisa Wallace. Briggs and Faris compete in the small junior divisions at A shows and in the children’s hunter divisions at local shows.