Kansas State Western Equestrian Team Heads to Black Hawk College
This weekend will decide whether K-State will compete as a team at IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) Nationals, as they trail Black Hawk College by 11 points going into the final regular season show of the year Saturday, Mar. 6 in Moline, Ill.
The Cats have one last chance to qualify a team for Nationals and hope to upset Black Hawk College, who came back from a 30-point deficit to beat the Wildcats during the final show a year ago.
“The girls have been riding really well,” K-State head coach Lindsay Breidenthal said. “They definitely have the potential to come back with enough points to take the team to Nationals. It’s basically mind over matter because they are capable of winning on Saturday and catching up with Black Hawk and that’s what I expect of them. I won’t be disappointed if they don’t get enough points to take a team, but it is feasible for them to do. Although this is quite a challenge, I know the girls can do it and I feel like we’ll have a team at Nationals.”
Saturday’s show will begin at 1 p.m. with open reining.
On Sunday, K-State will compete in the western Regional show with 19 riders who have scored 35 or more individual points throughout the season to qualify. This show is set to take place in Moline as well.
Regionals are set to begin on Sunday at 8:30 a.m.