After suffering two decisive defeats last weekend, the K-State equestrian team looks to bounce back in Stillwater, Oklahoma on Saturday to build momentum as they head into the final stretch of the season.
One area the K-State riders are looking to improve upon is the Hunt Seat Equitation. In their previous meetings against Tennessee-Martin and No. 9-ranked Georgia, K-State was defeated by a score of 5-0. K-State riders are now 7-4 in that discipline on the season.
Although the riders have struggled since mid-November, one rider who’s stood out is junior Kara Guy, who was named one of the NCEA Riders of the month. The Fountain Hills, Arizona native has a 4-5-1 record on the season. Throughout January, however, Guy was undefeated, and her successful month was culminated by being named Most Outstanding Rider in the meet against Tennessee-Martin.
This weekend the K-State riders look to turn around their recent misfortunes as they face a familiar foe in the Oklahoma State Cowgirls. In their last meeting, K-State soundly defeated the Oklahoma State 12-7 in Manhattan. The victory was highlighted by performances from senior Madison Wayda and sophomore Alexis Graves.
Saturday is also the last opportunity for K-State to turn around its road woes, as the team has yet to capture a road victory this season.
The meet is scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. in Stillwater.