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Kate  Chesley
 Kate Chesley
Assistant Coach - Western

Kate Chesley enters her fifth year with the K-State equestrian team, and her second year as a full time Assistant Western Coach. The 2010 graduate of New Mexico State University brings a high level of knowledge and experience to the K-State equestrian program and served as a graduate assistant with the Wildcats from 2010-2013.

An El Paso, Texas native, Chesley's primary duties include the oversight of all administrative duties of the team, assisting with the Western coaching and care and maintenance of the horses.

Prior to her time in Manhattan, Chesley rode for the NMSU equestrian team from 2005-2009. At the Varsity Equestrian National Championship in 2005 she helped the western team to a 5th place finish, and in 2006 she helped the western team to a 3rd place finish and an Overall 6th place finish. In her last year she qualified for the 2009 VENC as an individual rider in both Horsemanship and Reining, finishing in the Top 4 in both events. Additionally, she was a highly decorated youth rider where she garnered trhe 1997 NRHA 13&Under New Mexico Hi-Point Reining Champion, 2005 AWQHYA All-Around Championship, and Top Ten finishes at the Champion of Champions at the Texas Classic in multiple events in 2003.