Bovaird falls by half-point loss in second round of AQHA Horsemanship Challenge


K-State Wildcat equestrian senior rider Kelly Bovaird made it to
the second round in the 2013 American Quarter Horse Association Horsemanship
Challenge on Wednesday.

“Kelly rode amazing at the AQHA Horsemanship Challenge in Oklahoma City,” head coach Casie Maxwell said according to a K-State press release. “She represented K-State extremely well and had a great experience riding among the nation’s top riders. We are extremely grateful to AQHA for providing this opportunity for collegiate riders and to the industry horse owners and professionals who provided horses to make this even possible.”

Bovaird faced off against North Central Texas College’s Kodi Anderson in the first round, and had a convincing performance to make it to the next round with a 139-127.5 win. The second round matched her up against Big 12 foe Katy Krshka from Oklahoma State. Bovaird was edged by Krshka with a half point victory.

Up next for Bovaird will be preparing for No. 4 Georgia today in the equestrian team’s final fall meet. The Wildcats will begin the spring season on Feb. 1, when the team travels to Brookings, S.D., for meets against Fresno State and South Dakota State.