Wildcats Name Lindsay Breidenthal New Coach
May 20, 2001
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State University announced Lindsay Breidenthal as the new head coach of the Wildcat equestrian team Friday. Breidenthal, 23, replaces Teresa Slough, who is leaving K-State to attain her doctorate at Colorado State University. Breidenthal will begin her coaching duties July 1.
Development officer and equestrian administrator Lon Floyd said he is looking forward to the arrival of Breidenthal. Floyd said she will bring enthusiasm and knowledge to Kansas State and the equestrian program.
"We at K-State are fortunate in being able to hire Lindsay to lead our varsity equestrian team," Floyd said. "She is very knowledgable about equitation and brings youth and boundless energy to the program. We feel she is an excellent fit for Kansas State."
Breidenthal was awarded a teaching certificate from the Colorado State University Equine Science Department in 1999. She qualified from 1993-2000 for the American Quarter Horse Association World Championships. She was awarded first in the Amateur Trail at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress in 1999 and went on to place fourth in the same event at the AQHA Amateur World Show.
Breidenthal was a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association at Colorado State from 1996-2000. She served the university equine department in many areas. Breidenthal was a teaching assistant, helped coach the Western team, organized and managed horse shows and managed the budget.
Breidenthal is a native of Bonner Springs, Kan., and said she is excited to be a part of Kansas State University and the equestrian program.
"I am looking forward to coming to Kansas State," Breidenthal said. "I'm looking forward to a great season with the team and taking the equestrian program to the highest level I can."
Breidenthal is a 2000 graduate of Colorado State University. She earned her bachelor's degree in equine science with concentrations in teaching, industry, marketing and business.