K-State equestrian to face off against Baylor and TCU

Chandrika Brewton | Collegian Members of the team groom the horse between events

Fresh off a week’s worth of rest, the No. 4 ranked K-State equestrian team will be traveling for a Big 12
showdown with No. 7 Baylor and No. 6 TCU. The Wildcats will begin the match today facing off against the Bears, and finish up tomorrow against the
Horned Frogs. Head coach Casie Maxwell said she is very confident in the team’s chances.

“Playing two Big 12 meets on the road this weekend will be a challenge to our team,” Maxwell said according to a K-State press release. “We have been riding well and building momentum, and I expect them to keep that energy and confidence on the road.”

The Wildcats Hunter Seat team are currently on a three-meet win streak, outscoring their opponents 20-7, and will look to continue their recent success.

Senior Rachel Webster started the season very well for the Wildcats, and will be counted on to keep that early success going. She has a 6-2 overall record with four Most Outstanding Player awards. The two meets she will be performing in will give her the opportunity to add to her early season accolades.

Fellow senior Cat Avolese will be another veteran rider trying to continue this win streak.

The Wildcat Western squad had a great last meet, sweeping Texas A&M; 10-0. They are facing a very tough opponent and will need to use that confidence and perform their best to have any chance. Senior Jordan Cox has only one loss this season and will look to come out of the weekend with another victory. Fellow seniors Chayna DeNicolo, Amelia Crites, and Emily Stockford will also be competing for the Western squad.

Competing in both Horsemanship and Reining will be senior Kelly Bovaird who has a 4-4 record so far this season and two Most Outstanding Player awards. Sophomore Kara Guy has had a campaign to remember, posting a 4-0 record in Reining and will look to stay perfect this weekend.

Following this weekend the Wildcats will travel to Martin, Tenn. on Nov. 9 for a dual meet with SMU and UT Martin. After that the Wildcats will return to Timbercreek Stables on Nov. 22 for the highly anticipated home fall season finale against No. 1 Georgia.