Senior Kelly Bovaird to compete in AQHA


K-State’s Equestrian team will have one rider
representing them Wednesday and Thursday at the 2013 American Quarter Horse
Association Horsemanship Challenge in Oklahoma City, Okla. Senior rider
Kelly Bovaird will be competing as one of just 16 riders from across the nation who qualified for the event.

“I am thrilled that K-State has a rider qualified for the AQHA Challenge this year,” head coach Casie Maxwell said according to a K-State press release. “Kelly had an excellent junior season earning her a bid to compete in Oklahoma City, but more important, she is on a roll this senior season coming off October NCEA and Big 12 Rider of the Month honors. She has worked extremely hard and definitely deserves to be representing K-State in this event.”

Bovaird has had a very good senior campaign, picking up two Most Outstanding Player honors on her way to an overall seven and one record in Horsemanship.

“Being asked to participate in the AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge is the most humbling but thrilling event to happen to me in all my years on the K-State Equestrian Team,” Bovaird said according to a K-State press release. “I am honored to represent K-State, and I am looking forward to competing amongst such a talented group of riders on a group of high caliber horses.”

The preliminary round starts on Wednesday at 11 a.m., with the second round to follow later that day. The final round begins on Thursday at 7 p.m.