Griffin Knight named as top rider in SEC


Griffin Knight, daughter of Roger and Dawn Knight of Madisonville, was recently named as a Southeastern Conference Rider of the Year.

Knight, a freshman at Auburn University in Alabama, was named to the honor in April, along with two other members of the Auburn Equestrian team.

A total of nine riders from the Auburn Equestrian were recognized by the SEC as top riders and members of the 2013 All-SEC Equestrian Teams.

 Knight was selected for horsemanship.

She also was named to the 2013 SEC All-Freshmen Equestrian Team.

She graduated third in her class from Madisonville High School where she was class president, in the honor society and Beta Club, and on the student council.

Knight also was a powerhouse on the softball field, where she received several honors, including being named as first team all-district pitcher.

She has competed in the American Quarter Horse Association in both all-around and reining, and has several top 10 finishes at the Quarter Horse Congress.

Knight also has been in the top five at the American Quarter Horse  Youth Association.

Knight signed with Auburn’s Equestrian Team in 2012.