Equestrian Drops First Show of the Spring, 17-5
“This was a tough day for us but I am happy with how we rode,” Western head coach Casie Williamson said. “We just have a few things to work on and we believe we will still have a positive semester."
The Cowgirls took an early lead in Saturday’s show with a 4-2 win in Equitation over Fences, and held the lead with a 4-1-1 win in Horsemanship. They continued their success with a 4-1-1 in Equitation on the Flat and finished the match with a 5-1 win in reining.
Oklahoma State also swept all four of the MVP awards with Natalie Chappell taking home the MVP award in Fences, Margaux Tucker taking home the Horsemanship MVP, Sam Collingworth was awarded the Fences MVP and Rachell Shobe garnered the final MVP of the day in Reining.
"Today went pretty well I thought, but we obviously would have loved to come home with a win,” English head coach Ashley Foster said. “We had some great rides and we now know what we need to work on to move forward."
Some bright spots on the day for K-State were sophomore Dani Pettera and senior Whitney Snyder. Pettera picked up a win in Reining, 64.5-61.5, to improve to 5-2 on the season.
Snyder took home a win in Equitation on the Flat, 82-63, and brings her overall record to 11-3 on the season.
“Whiney Snyder had two fabulous rides today,” Foster said. “She is riding very consistently and is really helping to lead this team.”
The Wildcats will continue action on February 22 against Baylor and February 23 against Texas A&M for two road contests.
February 2, 2007
Equitation over Fences
Whitney Snyder (78) vs. Natalie Chappell (84)
Ashley Collett (81) vs. Ally Blais (86)
KSU 2 - OSU 4
MVP- Natalie Chappell (OSU)
J.V. Equitation over Fences
Jennifer Rawle (64) vs. Alex White(77)
Liz Godfrey (40) vs. Misty Stutsman (60)
Equitation on the Flat
Jenny Giraldin (66) vs. Ally Blais (77)
Kattie Mellon (71) vs. Bailey Mahoney (71)
KSU 1 OSU 4 Tie 1
MVP- Sam Collingsworth (OSU)
J.V. Equitation on the Flat
Jessica Hensley (73) vs. Brittany Myers (80)
Paige Kovari (71 ) vs. Jen McLaughlin (77)
Alyssa Freeman (72) vs. Margaux Tucker (73)
Mikaela Sundgren (69.5) vs. Courtney Whitaker (72)
KSU 1 - OSU 4 Tie 1
MVP- Margaux Tucker (OSU)
Josie Kness (69) vs. Lauren Olson (73)
Hayley Milch (68) vs. Kilee Stewart (68.5)
Dani Pettera (64.5) vs. Jacque Roberts (61.5)
KSU 1 OSU 5
MVP- Rachell Shobe (OSU)